Local Experience

Scheduled Fridays at Anaina Hou

Experience a true Aloha experience


  • General Admission: $59 (includes dinner buffet, show, early entrance)
  • Kama’aina: $25 (all kama’aina ticket holders must provide state ID at check in. Limit to 20 available each evening)
  • Kama’aina Kupuna: $15 (all kama’aina kupuna ticket holders must show state ID at time of check in. Limit to 20 available each evening)

General Admission (Show Only): $39 Call to Book

Join us every week for an enchanting evening of music, camaraderie, and aloha spirit at our weekly Kanikapila event. Held in Kilauea at Anaina Hou Community Park, this cherished gathering celebrates the rich tradition of Hawaiian music and the joy of spontaneous musical collaboration.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the soft strains of ukuleles, guitars, and other instruments fill the air, beckoning both seasoned musicians and aspiring enthusiasts to come together in harmony. Whether you’re a seasoned strummer or just learning your first chords, all are welcome to join in the fun!

Under the cover of the beautiful open air Porter Pavilion and beneath a canopy of stars, our Kanikapila sessions transport you to a world where time slows down and worries melt away. Feel the rhythm of the islands as we share classic Hawaiian tunes, contemporary favorites, and impromptu jams that capture the essence of aloha.

As the night unfolds, friendships blossom, and musical bonds are forged, creating memories that last a lifetime. Sit back and soak in the sounds of the islands.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor from afar, our Kanikapila event offers a warm embrace and a true taste of Hawaiian hospitality led by Coppin Colburn and his Ohana. So grab your friends and family and join us as we come together to celebrate the magic of music, community, and the aloha spirit. Kanikapila – where every strum tells a story, and every note carries the heartbeat of Hawaii.


Your evening begins with a fun backyard barbeque style buffet featuring as many organic and locally sourced Kauai ingredients as possible, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options.

Kanikapila Backyard Pa’ina Menu

Smoked Kalua Pork (GF)
Steamed White Rice (GF/Veg/V)
Macaroni Salad (Veg)
Cole Slaw (GF/ Veg/ V)
Fresh Green Salad, lightly dressed (GF/Veg)
Sweet Hawaiian Dinner Rolls with whipped butter (Veg)

Off the Grill
Beef Skewer
Chicken Skewer
Veggie Skewer
Grilled plain with seasonings available


5:30 PM Doors open for general admission ticket holders. Dinner is served immediately when doors open

6:45 PM Gather in Pavilion for Kanikapila

Gates close at 7:00 PM
Running Late? Let us know (808)977-7726