Ooh! Aah! Check out our list of dazzling Hawaii Fourth of July fireworks showsby: Stephanie Loui
posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Enjoy a full day of family friendly fun at Hilo Bayfront and Mooheau Park. Starting at 10 a.m., visitors can enjoy games, music, cookoff competitions and more. Among the celebration’s highlights: Hawaii County Band, 7 p.m.; a “Hot Rides Expo;” and the annual firework show, launching from the ocean in Hilo Bay at 8 p.m. Parking is not permitted at Bayfront but community shuttles will be provided from downtown, with parking at the County Aupuni Center Building and Afook-Chinen Auditorium. For more information, click here.
Come and join the Fourth of July festivities at Queens’ Marketplace at Hawaii’s Waikaloa Beach Resort. Local bands perform, starting at 12:30 p.m. Among the freebies: cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also, there will be carnival games and train rides with proceeds going to the Special Olympics West Hawaii. Live music throughout the evening at the Coronation Pavilion, with a spectacular firework show kicking off at 8 p.m. For a schedule of events, 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.
Kauai’s 24th annual Concert in the Sky is happening staged at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field in LIhue on July Fourth, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. With an expected turnout of more than 6,000 guests, be sure to get tickets ahead of time for this one-of-a-kind event, which features live music, ono grinds, and a kids zone with inflatables, waterslides, face painting, and more. Hawaii musician Henry Kapono will take the stage at 7:40 p.m., and the fireworks will start at 8 p.m. For ticket information, click here. Proceeds will benefit Kauai Hospice.
Celebrate the Fourth of July on Kauai’s sunny West Side with the community of Kekaha. Featuring a variety of crafts, game booths, local performances, and of course, lots of ono food booths, the night will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at about 9:15 p.m. The event is free and open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Click here for more details.
Lahaina town’s annual fireworks celebration will feature a variety of bands and various holiday specials in town shops. Festivities will start at 5:30, and the aerial display will begin at about 8 p.m. in Lahaina Harbor’s historic waterfront area. The fireworks are visible from throughout Lahaina Town, but are best spots for viewing the show are along the Front Street seawall and Lahaina Library lawn. For more information, click here.
Photos: Page 1 (top)/Page 2, Ala Moana Center Fourth of July Celebration; Page 1 (bottom) Aloha Tower Marketplace Pre-Independence Day Celebration.
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