Experience an entertaining evening of Hawaiian culture at the Luau Kalamaku located at the historic Kilohana Plantation in Lihue. Feast on a delicious buffet of Hawaiian dishes, then sit back and enjoy a captivating performance that chronicles the epic journey of the Polynesians who discovered Hawaii.
Before the show, stroll the beautiful grounds, browse an art fair and attend the traditional Imu Ceremony. There’s even the opportunity to ride the Kauai Plantation Railway around the Kilohana Plantation before the show.
The show takes place in an open air pavilion. The dinner tables are arranged around the circular main stage and performers enter from all sides. The performance features hula dancers, traditional fire knife dancing, fire poi ball twirlers and more.
The dinner feast features fresh salads, potato macaroni salad, pineapples and papayas, teriyaki chicken, pan seared ono, rice pudding, pineapple upside down cake, dinner rolls, and of course, poi. Enjoy a Mai Tai and other beverages from the open bar.
The festivities start at 5PM with an arts and crafts show on the back lawn. Kilohana Plantation train rides leave the depot at 5:30PM (additional charge). The traditional Imu ceremony starts at 6:15, followed by the dinner from 6:30 to 7:30. The theatrical luau show is approximately 45-minutes long, from 7:30 to 8:15.
See the photos below to see what people wear to the luau. The attire is best-defined as nice island casual.
The luau is presented on Tuesdays and Fridays and on select Mondays in the summer and winter.
Luau Kalamaku at the Historic Kilohana Plantation
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
Luau Kalamaku Photos
The luau pavilion sits across the lawn from the mansion at the Kilohana Plantation. The plantation’s train depot is near the pavilion.
Festivities before the show.
View of the inside of the luau pavilion, with the stage in the center.