Travel Thursdays- Hanapepe Art Night
You guys, it's Thursday and you know what that means? Well actually since we're in quarantine not much really but hey. It's one more day closer to being released back into the wild, hopefully. Honestly, if you had told me 3 months ago that I would miss walking around a grocery store I'd have thought you were nuts. Yeah, not so much any more.
Today we are starting another new blog series and it is all about travel. So come along with me as we travel to Hanapepe, Kauai for their Friday Art Night!
We had first heard about this street festival from another blog, Krista & Preston, that you can find here. We instantly knew this would be added to our must do list- Friday night parties in the streets with music, dancing, food and art?! Um, where do we sign up?
We were so lucky. We went to this on Friday, March 13th which was just as news of COVID-19 was really starting to make it's way to the islands. The local vendors were telling everyone that this would be their last festival for the near future as new stricter guidelines were being placed on large gatherings. I'm so grateful we were able to attend this last one.
So what is it? Every Friday evening this historic town in Kauai shuts down their Main Street and loads it with food trucks, local vendors, tons of food booths, live music and dancing- it's basically a party! Also, this little town is the "Home of Lilo & Stitch"- how cool is that?!
We went, ate a ton of local food, danced and even visited Talk Story Bookstore which is the "Western most bookstore in the United States!" It was an amazing evening and honestly became one of our favorite highlights of the entire trip. If you visit, make sure you check out the swinging bridge and Midnight Bear Breads (my favorite food of the trip!) I wish I had more photos to share from this night, but I was busy soaking it all in.
To get more information about Hanapepe- "Kauai's biggest little town" check out their website HERE. This is also where you can find out if the art nights are back on before you visit.
Oh, and if you do visit do even second guess it- buy the gingerbread cookie ice cream sandwich and thank me later.
Here are a few of our favorite images.
The swinging bridge- fun but I might have been freaking out slightly thanks to my husband and son shaking it.
The art truck. So cool!
I'm pretty sure I need a paint job like this on our 1954 GMC to roll up to weddings in! What do you think?
I could have spent days in this little bookstore! So cute!
Until next time, Hanapepe!