Kona Parade and Fireworks Show
Looking for the fun for the 4th in Kona? The 24th annual Kailua-Kona Fourth of July Parade will begin at 6pm and wind through the Kailua Village. If you do it right, find a great seat along the sea wall to watch the parade, and then when the fireworks begin over Kailua Bay at 8 pm, you can just spin around and watch the light show! Bring a picnic and make an evening of it. For more information and donations, go to the official Kona parade page.
For adults, the fun can be had at any one of the bars along Alii Drive as most will have a view of the parade as it comes down the street. For the bars along the water front, you can watch the parade AND the fireworks. Gertrudes’s Jazz Bar is taking reservations for their view tables as they are on the second floor and look down upon Alii Drive AND have a view of the bay as it lights up with fireworks.
Tip: Alii Drive in front of Lava Java turns into a bit of a chaos as people light fireworks on the street after the fireworks are done. Good idea not to have children there after 8:30.
Waikoloa Beach Resort July 4th Fireworks, Duckie Race and More
Queen’s MarketPlace and Kings’s Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort are hosting several family-friendly celebrations.
- The fun begins at Kings’ Shops at 10am and go through 6pm. The 28th Annual Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race, a fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii, starts at 3pm. You can purchase your own duckie and win prizes! Prizes will be awarded to the first 50 finishers and the last place duck.
- For a list of all that is happening at Kings’ Shops check out this link for the full schedule of free events and more information.
- Queens’ MarketPlace hosts live entertainment, face painting, cotton candy and popcorn at the Coronation Pavillon starting at 2pm. See this link for more information about these free events.
The Waikoloa fireworks extravaganza at the Waikoloa Bowl begins at 8pm. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket in case it is windy. This event is free and open to the public. See this link for more information.
Have a safe and sane 4th of July and don’t forget that Target and other vendors are selling fireworks this week for your home party. Again, safe and sane. Right?
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