Waipa Music and Mango Festival is held annually at Hanalei Bay Kauai The Waipa Music and Mango Festival, an event organized by the Waipa Foundation, takes place in mid-August, it was such a fun day, at the Halulu Fishpond, we got to experience a range of local artists, musicians, great local food and admire the wares of local artisans and craft people.
Tasting all the local varieties of mango was a definite highlight of the day along with live Hawaiian music and hula both of which always touch my heart.
With a strong mango theme throughout the day, unsurprisingly, there were mango samplings and a mango recipe contest, as well as a competition to find the biggest mango.
Added to the fun and food we had a chance to see cultural displays and take the opportunity to learn about all things Hawaiian.
I have included a short video we captured while we were there, featuring the Napali Trio who kept us entertained with a great song called Hanalei Blues plus a beautiful heart felt segment of hula.