Ooh! Aah! Kaboom! Here's a list of dazzling Hawaii Fourth of July fireworks showsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Family Fourth of July Extravaganza
At Queen’s MarketPlace, kids activities and live entertainment from 11 a.m. The Waikoloa Bowl will open at 5 p.m., with Johnny Shot performing at 6 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 8 p.m. at Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Full Circle will perform after the fireworks, at 8:30. For more information, click here.
The Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Click here for details about the parade’s route. The fireworks show over Kailua Bay is slated to start at 8 p.m. For more information, click here.
Hilo Bay Blast
The annual Hilo Bay Blast gets under way with a 7 a.m. 5K run, starting at Liliuokalani Gardens. A barbecue cookoff begins at 11 a.m. with judging of chili, chicken, pork spare ribs, pork, and brisket categories. Music and dance performance begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. There will be daytime games, activities, and contests at Mooheau Baseball Field. (Note: a classic car show, live entertainment, and skateboarding competition has been moved to the Hilo Bayfront Park canoe landing area. The Mass Transit Agency will run a free Hele-On shuttle service to assist with transportation from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) The fireworks display from Moku Ola (Coconut Island), 8 p.m. You can view the fireworks virtually anywhere from the bayfront in Hilo town. For more information, call (808) 961-8706.
Lahaina town’s 12th annual fireworks celebration will feature a variety of bands and various holiday specials in town shops. The aerial displays will beging at about 8 p.m. in Lahaina Harbor’s historic waterfront area. The fireworks are visible from throughout Lahaina Town, but are best along the Front Street seawall and Lahaina Library lawn. For more information, click here.
Festivities will be in the works at Vidinha Soccer Field, Lihue, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at about 8:30 p.m. For additional information, click here. (Entry charge to watch from inside the soccer field. The event serves as a “friendraiser” for Kauai Hospice.) For more details, click here.
E Ola mau Na Leo O Kekaha community members are hosting festivities, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Kekaha “Faye” Ball Park. Among the entertainment highlights: family games and activities, cultural demonstrations, a talent show, food booths, game booths, crafts, and rides. A Zumba fest and a fun run event are set for 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and all other activities will begin at 10 a.m. The fireworks spectacular is scheduled for the evening. For more information, click here.
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Photos: Page 1 (top) Aloha Tower Marketplace Pre-Independence Day Celebration; Page 1 (bottom) and Page 2, Ala Moana Center Fourth of July Celebration.
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