Celebrating the Fourth of July in Hawaii

Fourth of July FireworksGot clients heading to the Aloha State to celebrate America’s independence? Travel Agent breaks down the latest events, festivals and attractions for those looking to sip on a Mai Tai while watching some fireworks.

The Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky

This annual event held on July 4 on Kauai is a fundraiser for Kauai Hospice, and touts one of the largest displays of aerial fireworks on the island along with hula, local music, rides, games, local products for sale, and an auction. Top hotels and restaurants provide great food for this highly anticipated event.

Visit www.kauaihospice.org

Parker Ranch Rodeo 

In celebration of Independence Day, this annual ranch rodeo on Hawaii Island includes children’s activities, food and traditional rodeo events like team roping, bull riding and barrel racing.

Visit www.parkerranch.com

Ala Moana Center Fireworks

On July 4, for the 24th consecutive year, Ala Moana Center in Honolulu will present locals and visitors with one of the largest fireworks shows in the country. In addition to the fireworks, Ala Moana will offer a weekend's worth of live entertainment and a mall-wide shopping savings pass.

Visit www.alamoanacenter.com

Fourth of July Parade and Silent Auction Benefit at Volcano Village

This annual fundraiser is a much-anticipated part of Volcano Village’s popular Fourth of July parade and festival, which attracts hundreds of residents and visitors each year. The auction is held at the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village on Hawaii Island. There is something for everyone at this fun and popular silent auction. Proceeds benefit Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Volcano Post Office and proceed for one half mile along Old Volcano Road to Cooper Community Center, featuring the Hawaii County Band, floats, antique cars, fire engines, bicycles, horses and animals in costumes. Music, games, food booths, a dunking pond, a craft fair and prizes will follow.

Visit www.fhvnp.org

Turtle Independence Day on the Kohala Coast

On July 4, three- and four-year-old turtles are released in the ocean after growing up in the Honu Ponds at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kohala Coast.

Visit www.maunalani.com

Parker Ranch Annual July 4th Horseraces and Rodeo

Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horseraces and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Pre-sale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea at Parker Ranch Square

Visit www.parkerranch.com

Kekaha Fourth of July Celebration Event

Clients are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July on the sunny West Side of Kauai in the beautiful town of Kekaha. Bring your family and friends and enjoy cultural demonstration, exhibits, variety of crafts, a plantation museum and lots of fun game booths and rides for the keiki. Many visitors say that the feeling of Hawaii nostalgia and the closeness of Ohana can be felt in the people on the West side especially in Kekaha. There will be local entertainment performed throughout the day along with contests. There will be lots of food booths and plenty of cold refreshments. Then to end the day, there will a fireworks display that will be accompanied by live music that will honor Hawaii military men and women. 

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