Thursday, October 8, 2009

Outrigger Racing, Waimea




The annual Waimea Town Celebration brings together aloha, the unique character of the town and celebrants from all over Kauai.  The festivities take place in February every year with a flurry of events that include traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe races, Hawaiian cowboy rodeo, softball and basketball tournaments, ukelele contest, ice cream eating contest, live entertainment, hat lei contest and fun run.  A highpoint is the rare chance to see artisans from Niihau demonstrating their shell necklace crafting techniques.


Pictured here are scenes from the 2009 Kilohana Long Distance Canoe Race hosted by the Kilohana Canoe Club.  Spectators load the Waimea Pier for a grandstand view of the course.

The 33rd annual event will take place February 19 and 20, 2010.  Mark your calendars!