The enchantment, beauty, romance, and fun that our lovely island of Kauai offers makes it the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Poipu Beach Park.

For the past four years at Poipu Beach, fireworks have been displayed in the Pacific sky as residents and visitors fill the stretch of tropical sand with blankets, chairs, and laughs as they watch the display of light. Live entertainment and food also round out the New Year’s festivities. This tradition, as it has become, will continue as 2016 arrives!

Activities at Poipu Beach Park begin at 5:30 p.m. with food booths set up around the main pavilion. Vendors include Koloa Elementary School, Chef George of the Jungle, and Porky’s Cart. An outdoor movie will be shown, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Enjoy a magical Kauai sunset and then settle in as everyone gathers to see the night sky explode with color, as the fireworks are set to blast off around 8:45 p.m.

You are allowed to bring your own fireworks, but Kauai officials remind you to help keep Poipu Beach and Kauai pristine (and the local animals safe) by throwing away any firework debris. The color and smoke, along with sounds of fireworks going off, can be heard all around the island through midnight.

Our Koloa concierge can check seating times at nearby restaurants, should you prefer a different dining option on New Year’s Eve night before heading to see the fireworks at Poipu Beach Park. South Shore restaurants like Red Salt and Tortilla Republic are two popular options. Call us at 808-240-6600 so we can help make your New Year’s Eve experience a magical one, or click here to read more about the event.

Wherever you choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you can keep Aloha in your heart by wishing those you love “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!” Makahiki means “year in Hawaiian” and refers to an ancient four-month celebration of resting and feasting. Essentially, it’s Hawaiian for Happy New Year! Make it a safe and memorable end to 2015 and beginning of 2016!