The first Saturday of the month, the Island of Kauai comes out of the woodwork to the Eastside’s Kapa’a Art Night. Down the main drag of Old Kapa’a Town, local artists, business owners, photographers, musicians, dancers, fire-twirlers, jewelry makers, sculptors, and food trucks convene for fun, food, art, music, and more from 5pm to 9pm. With both locals and visitors attending the community event, parking can be a little tricky. Be prepared to walk, but with excellent people watching.
Typically a very laid-back, friendly, Eastside town, Kapa’a comes alive every first Saturday. All along the strip, the stores are open late and restaurants buzzing. There is no sidewalk, yard, nor alley, left empty. You will pleasantly stumble upon artist booths, food trucks, and musicians.
My recommendations for those that are going for their first time:
- Arrive early to get the best parking & plan for 15+ min delay because of traffic
- Try more than one restaurant and more than one food truck (pupus + shared plate dinner)
- Bring cash in reasonable sized bills
I’m looking forward to another Kapa’a First Saturday Art Walk. I hope to see other adventureros/as there as well.
Here’s to more good times and good stories. Aloha!