Kauai Fireworks bring in the New Year!


Every New Years Eve, my son looks forward to seeing the aerial fireworks display in Poipu. This free event is held at Poipu Beach Park on the South side of Kauai, drier weather, family friendly facilities and a beautiful palm lined backdrop, is the perfect location for this outdoor event. The popularity of this event can make parking a little tricky. If you plan on attending an event like this in the future, you can either get there early, walk from your resort, or park along the side of Poipu Road and walk in. We chose to hoof it.

This year, the celebration included a Kauai Musicians, food booths and a Keiki tent. Festivities began at 5:00pm with entertainment by Alyson’s Anthem. The Music Fest continued to rock into the night with some of the hottest local bands like the Papa’a Bay Boys, Sashamon and Revival. The event culminated in a spectacular aerial fireworks display that began promptly at 9:15 giving families ample time to get home safely to ring in the New Year.

The celebration is sponsored by the Poipu Beach Resort Association and numerous local businesses. This is a family friendly event that brings local and visitors together to ring in the New Year. Unlike the New Year’s Festivities in New York where folks are bundled up in the freezing weather, Kauai people are sporting shorts, tank tops, sandals and big smiles. The mood is social and friendly, and local families are often handing out poppers and sparklers to any kids who are lacking. It was indeed a festive and enjoyable Kauai style New Years celebration on the South Shore.

Kauai.com wishes you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012!

3 replies
  1. lisa kerr
    lisa kerr says:

    where on the beach? We are staying at the Sheraton. Can we walk from there to the
    festival on New Years Eve?
    Lisa Kerr

  2. Rusty Brown
    Rusty Brown says:

    I am wanting to photograph this event during our vacation trip in 2013. Where do the fireworks shoot from? Where do I need to be standing? It would be nice to get reflections over the water if that is possible. Thanks for any help.

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