Kauai New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebrations 2022/2023

We’re excited to see some fun things returning to Kauai for the 2022 holidays after two quiet years. If you are visiting Kauai to welcome in 2023, we have some fun suggestions to celebrate New Year’s Eve!

Poipu Fireworks are back!

Poipu Beach is hosting their annual fireworks after a two-year pause. The unique aspect of this New Year’s Eve fireworks show is that you don’t have to wait up until midnight to see it. Per GoHawaii.com, the fireworks display will begin at approximately 8:15pm this year.

Prior to the fireworks show, you can enjoy local food from the island’s most popular food trucks. A family-themed movie will also be shown on Poipu Beach. See this link to GoHawaii and check the Poipu Beach Association page for more information.

Check out the 26th Annual Festival of Lights

Though this isn’t specific to New Year’s Eve, this beloved island tradition is a delight to locals and visitors. Kauai’s Festival of Lights  lights are to be on display in Lihue from 6pm to 11pm through New Year’s Day. See this link to the Kauai Festival of Lights for more information.


Many of the resorts and restaurants will offer a festive atmosphere to celebrate the evening. Check directly with your resort for what they may be offering. For dinner reservations, a quick way to see what’s available is to check OpenTable.com.

As we bid farewell to 2022 and welcome the new year of 2023, we wish you a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say Happy New Year!

  1. Hi,

    Would like to know if there will be fireworks this year on December 31st for celebrating the New Year 2016 in Poipu, Kauai, HI?

    Many thanks.

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      Per our source, yes, there will be fireworks again this year.

  2. Do you know if there will be enough parking available on site?

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      It depends on how many people decide to park in the area. To secure a parking spot, it’s best to arrive sooner rather than later.

  3. what is the best place to eat prior to fireworks?

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      Not sure what’s available now. Brennecke’s is right on Poipu Beach Park near where the entertainment will be. Other choices would be Tidepools at the Hyatt and the Beach House, though they’re not immediately by Poipu Beach Park. Tidepools is closer than the Beach House.

    2. FishEyeKauai says:

      PC, you could also look into the following restaurants, which are all a short walk to Poipu Beach Park.

      Keoki’s Restaurant
      Cafe Anuenue
      Bangkok Happy Bowl/ RocknRoll Sushi
      Puka Dogs
      Plantation Gardens

      Aloha and Happy New Year

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      None to our knowledge.

  4. Doug Roth says:

    Heard there were fireworks in Kekaha at the Beach! Is this true? Thanks!

  5. What is the schedule of events for New year’s Eve 2017/2018 for Kauai?
    The current info is for 2016/2017.

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      We won’t know until late December

  6. Tammy Patenaude says:

    I would like to know if there are a New years Celebration with Fire Works In Kauai this year December, 31, 2017. I am staying in the Princeville area so prefer this area but please also let me know if there is celebrations in the other areas of the island.

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      We won’t know until December.

      In the past, the island’s only fireworks show is in Poipu.

  7. Great info…. thanks.

  8. Any chance you know if there will be food trucks this year at Poipu Beach?

    1. Sheila Beal says:

      Yes, plans are in place for food trucks at Poipu Beach for New Year’s Eve.

  9. Hi

    I was just wondering about the time the fireworks start. On this page they mention sunset at around 8:15. Somewhere else they mention 9:20? Just wondering how to plan dinner


    1. Sheila Beal says:

      We’re not sure where you’re reading that sunset is at 8:15pm. It’s much earlier than that – more than 2 hours earlier at the end of December.

      Fireworks are at 8:15pm per our source.

  10. I was at the fireworks last year. It gets very dark before the fireworks and it is easy to get separated from your family. My advice is to make sure everyone has flashlights so you can signal each other. Cell phones would help too, as would everyone having some idea of where your beach blanket/chairs are relative to some “landmark” (my landmark last year was the beach bathroom).

    Also – unless you get to the food trucks early, be prepared for very long food truck lines around, say, dusk.

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