Flowers are a beautiful part of the Garden Island. Leis are not only the iconic symbol of Kauaian life, they are also symbolic of the welcoming spirit of aloha. As a follow up to our last post on a free family activity, I’d like to give another free activity your family is sure to love – lei making.
Every Friday, March – October, free lei making classes are offered at the West Kauai Visitor Center. Bring the entire family and sit around in a circle making leis together, learning about the renown tradition. While many people pay a high price to have leis delivered to them upon arrival, why not make the whole process more interesting? This is an excellent way to engage your children in the vacation and teach them about traditions different from their own. They are sure to see leis in costumes and elsewhere when they come home. You can be sure that they will jump at the chance to share their experience and new knowledge with their friends. Plus, besides a small donation of your choice it’s free!! What could be better?
Classes take place Every Friday at 10:00 am. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations must be made no later than the Thursday before the class by 12 noon. I suggest calling beforehand (as soon as possible) to reserve a spot. Call (808) 338-1332 for more information and to make a reservation.
Location: Corner of Waimea Canyon Drive -550 and Kaumuali`i Highway -50.
Contact: (808) 338-1332
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm