The Rotary Club of Kapa`a is counting down the days for the 26th Annual Taste of Hawaii, “The Ultimate Sunday Brunch™”, set to take place on Sunday June 1, 2014 at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua. Taste of Hawaii was not only the first event of its kind in the Islands, it has consistently been a statewide favorite attracting more than 1,500 attendees annually.
Frequently voted the “Best Community Event” on Kauai, the brunch is held in the 30-acre park through the graciousness and generosity of the Smith Family, Mokihana, Freckles, Kamika and Kaleo. Attendees can taste the best dishes from some of the finest island chefs; Maui, Big Island, Oahu, as well as Kauai. Enjoy local beers from around the state of Hawaii, and a fine assortment of red and white wines. It’s unlimited food and drink along with 13 music ensembles performing on four stages around the lush, tropical paradise owned by the Smith Family.
The event begins at 11:30 AM and goes til 3:30PM. Once you have entered the park, there are no additional charges for beverages and food. It’s all inclusive in your $100, $45 of which is tax deductible. New this year is the contest for best dressed man and woman. The dress code is aloha wear but dress to look your best and you can win a pair of tickets to the 2015 Taste of Hawaii!
There’s a large silent auction in the covered Pavilion where you will hear the sounds of young singer/songwriter Madison and the Kauai Community College Jazz Big Band with Ms. Peggy Lake on vocals. Additional entertainment on stages throughout the park feature the likes of Artistic License, The Bootleggers, E-Z Livin, Kauai Ohana, Kawika and the Houselot Chilis, Papaa Bay Boys, The Quake, Revival, Shiloh Pa, Vic and the Victimz, Whiskey-O. The Taste of Hawaii is produced by the Rotary Club of Kapa`a and the proceeds from the event fund the club’s ongoing community service activities throughout
the island and internationally.
Funds from the Taste of Hawaii support: Anahola Diabetes & Wellness Fair, Boys & Girls Club, Children & Family Service, Hale Ho`omalu, Kapa`a Elementary Adopt-a-Classroom program, Kapa`a Elementary PTSA, Kapa`a Middle School Robotics, Kapaa High School PTSA, Kapa`a Interact Club, Kanuikapono Charter School, Classrooms, Kauai Lifeguard Association, Mokihana Swim
Club, Rescue Tube Foundation, Scholarships for College and Vocational Students, Kauai Water Safety Video Project, Water Sanitation project in Mulki India, and boat restoration project in the Philipines.
For further information, contact Ron Margolis, Event Chair, 808-346-7095 or Darren Schneck, Ticket Manger 808-635-9421.
Tickets are available online at www.tasteofhawaii.com and at local ticket outlets throughout Kauai.
Schedule of Entertainment for Taste of Hawaii 2014
10:30 – 11:30 – Outside front entrance – Kauai Ohana
11:00 – 12:00 – Greeting and Blessing inside the event – E-Z Livin
Stage 1: The Garden – Kumu Hula
11:45 – 12:45 Revival
1:00: – 2:00 Papa`a Bay Boys
2:15 – 3:15 Shiloh Pa
Stage 2: Japanese Island – Leihi`ilani
11:45 – 12:45 Whiskey O
1:00: – 2:00 Artistic License
2:15 – 3:15 The Quake
11:45 – 12:45 Vic & The Victimz
1:00: – 2:00 The Bootleggers
2:15 – 3:15 Kawika & The Houselot Chilis
11:45 – 1:15 Madison – Paradise Bound
1:45 – 3:15 Kauai Community College Jazz Big Band