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Luau Kalamaku

The Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable evening filled with a lavish island buffet of local delicacies and an immersive and interactive show. Experience traditional cultural demonstrations before the award winning Hawaiian experience is brought to life by talented local performers, live music and stunning costumery. The theatrical luau at historic Kilohana Plantation features a captivating performance, vivid storytelling, fire poi ball twirlers and traditional fire knife dancing, a delicious buffet of local favorites and so much more!

What to Expect

The evening begins as you stroll through our local craft fair featuring resident artisans. After that, relax to live Hawaiian music while sipping a Mai Tai from the open bar under the canopy of a mango tree and witness the dramatic torch lighting and traditional imu ceremony where a roasted pig is unearthed from an underground oven.

We then gather for an authentic Hawaiian experience under an open-air pavilion. It is now time to dine on delightful local dishes with fresh ingredients sourced from Kauai farms.

After dinner, the theatrical performance unfolds using authentic song and graceful hula dancers. Chronicling the story's ancient hero, Kalamaku, child of the new land, who carries the torch of his family’s future on a dangerous sea voyage from Tahiti to Hawaii. The incredible tale culminates with a breathtaking fire show featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. In a climactic ending, Pele the fire goddess, her sister Hiiaka, Lohiau, the prince of Kauai, and the fire breathing Moo-dragon women pay homage to Kauai mythology.

Lu’au Kalamaku features a state-of-the-art media system and an interactive stage design which transports you to ancient Polynesia from beginning to end. You will find yourself not merely watching a story– but in the heart of the story itself. Our theatrical luau will bring you to tears and have you jumping from your seats as the story brings you back to the original days of the Hawaiian people


  • Craft fair featuring local artisans
  • Traditional Imu Ceremony
  • Open Bar!
  • Luau feast is served buffet style
  • Dessert Bar
  • Graceful Hula dancers
  • Award-winning Hawaiian show
  • Fire poi balls, traditional fire knife dancing
  • Tahitian rhythms, live music
  • State-of-the-art media system
  • Pictures with the Cast

Gold Package Premier Seating

Choose Luau Kalamaku’s exclusive Gold Package to reserve premium seating so you can experience our theatrical show so close to the stage that you can feel the heat from our famous fire dancers!

The Plantation Owners Evening Package

Begin your Luau Kalamaku experience with a true taste of Kauai. Enjoy a specialized dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana. Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine, you will delight in a unique menu featuring meats, fish and produce, including fruits and vegetables from Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park.

Upgrade Include

  • Fresh flower lei for women (based on availability)
  • Champagne toast
  • Four-course meal at Gaylord’s Restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Premier seating
  • Shops at historic Kilohana Plantation
  • Complimentary pre-show drinks from the Mango Bar at Luau Kalamaku
  • Luau Kalamaku Show


3.5 hours


3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund or credit if cancellation is requested within 48 hours prior to check-in. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to severe inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.