October Community Events on the Westside

St. Theresa's Trunk or Treat Family Event

An annual tradition takes place at St. Theresa School each year called “Trunk or Treat”.  This fun family event is located on the campus of the westernmost Catholic school in the United States in Kekaha.  

This event is continuing to grow each year offering families an opportunity to enjoy a safe night of trick or treating. Keiki are also able to play some carnival games, have a bite to eat, purchase books at the school’s book fair and enjoy a movie under the stars. There was also a photobooth and face painting.

The Trunks

Creative decorations that were all hand made by the St. Theresa School students and ohana were featured.  The decorated trunks of vehicles provided a festive atmosphere with themes that included: Stories from Eric Carle, Candyland, Trolls, Pac-man, Lego, and a ghoulish cemetery.  Games included bean bag toss, dart throw, and miniature bowling. 

Food & Drinks

Food and drinks were also offered at the event while families enjoyed their movie under the stars, which included: flying saucers (a Kauai favorite), saimin, hot plate lunch, and popcorn.  This event is fun for all ages and one of Kekaha’s signature events of the year.  After watching the beautiful sunset on Kekaha beach, it is the perfect family activity when visiting Kauai during the month of October.

4th Annual Harvest Festival

The 4th Annual Harvest Festival took place on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  The baseball and soccer fields at Waimea Canyon Park became a fairground for the westside community.  Big tents housed booths for community vendors and local charities.  There was fun for all ages to enjoy which included inflatable bouncy houses, waterslides, rides, games, and a petting zoo.  A stage hosted performances from different Kauai stars as well as live entertainment.



Petting Zoo

Free Family Event

A must do for all families visiting or residing on Kauai, this free family event is sponsored by the Family and Friends for Agricultural.  

Free Pumpkins!

There were also vendors selling food, drinks and other local items and tons of free pumpkins for children who attend to take home.

At the event, you will see many local families with their pop up tents, chairs and wagons enjoying the festivities with one another.  Some of the families bring their own food and have picnics.  Many families simply take a seat on the grass where they can watch their children enjoy the free rides and entertainment.  It is also a nice event where you can talk story with many people you haven’t seen in awhile. The keiki get a chance to play with their friends and have opportunities to make new friends.

Fun in the Sun

 Children should come dressed to get wet as there are water slides.  Parents should bring sunscreen and a source of shade as Waimea is usually sunny and hot.  Although trade winds provide some comfort, it is important to know that the lines that keiki or families have to stand in for rides, vendors, or for food, drinks or shave ice can be a generally long wait.  It is important that you keep your keiki and yourself hydrated.

sporting Kauai with Keiki gear

Since this is our fourth time to the event we were prepared and brought two large Hydro Flask water bottles and sunscreen to protect us from the sun.  We also brought our wagon (to save us from carrying the pumpkins and tired keiki).   Extra clothes for the kids as well as towels were needed. We knew they would be enticed to go on the large inflatable water slide. Bring cash if you wannt food, ice cream, or shave ice.



L.O.C.A.L. = Loving Our Community And Lifestyle

This a great chance for all the L.O.C.A.L.s to show their support and love for their community and lifestyle as well as something that you must do if you are on Kauai with Keiki!

Kekaha sunset with views of Niihau October 22, 2017
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