For a small island without much action, Kaua`i doesn’t disappoint when it comes to New Years Eve when everyone is ready to celebrate hope and luck for the new year. While fireworks have been banned on Oahu, much to the disappointment of traditional celebrators, you can still find them in sunny Poipu on Kaua`i’s south shore. The event can be enjoyed free of charge and a huge fireworks display will take place later in the evening. For more information on this event call Jodi Kjeldsen at 808/742-7444.
For a more action packed event with entertainment other than fireworks, check out Aurora Foundation’s fundraiser out in Kilauea on the north side of the island. Live music included performances by Iris Downey and Friends as well as the Soul Good Music Family. Food by Fresh From the Garden, a silent auction, dancing, and an aerial artist will all be happening to welcome the new year. For more information contact Michelle Wamsley at 808/828-2192.
At Lihue’s historic Kilohana Plantation islanders and visitors will be gathering to ring in the new year with a beer garden, live local music, champagne and light pupus will take place. Guests must be 21 or older. For more information on the indoor event please call Yvonne or Narlyn at 808/245-5608.