Where are the fireworks in Kailua-Kona?

Where are the fireworks?

Here are some of the events happening on the Big Island in July including the 2024 Big Island 4th of July events.

Fireworks in Kailua Kona


Parade at 6pm; Fireworks over Kailua Bay at 8pm.


At 8 p.m fireworks will be set off from a barge in Hilo Bay. The musical accompaniment will be live from the Mo’oheau Park Bandstand starting at 7pm. The music will also be aired on KWXX.

Na’ahelu Independence Day Parade at Na’ahelu Park, Ka’u

11am. Enjoy the parade, Keiki Fun Day, and many other family friendly events. There will also be vendors at the regular Farmers Market site in town. For more info, contact OKK at 808-929-9872 or visit www.okaukakou.org.

Parker Ranch Rodeo and Horse Races July 4

The 60th Annual Parker Ranch Rodeo and Horse Races are on July 4th at the Parker Ranch Arena in Waimea. Celebrate American Independence Day with traditional rodeo events and horse races, offering a unique Hawaiian twist on the Fourth of July festivities.

This is a day full of rodeo competitions such as bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, and calf roping, along with exciting horse races. It’s a family-friendly event with food vendors, live music, and other entertainment options.

More events happening in July

Hilo Brewfest, July 13

Hilo Brewfest has become one of Hilo’s favorite festivals. From 2-5pm at the Hilo Yacht Club. Sample craft beers from around the country, and food from local chefs. Ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will benefit charites supported by the Rotary Club of Hilo. Visit hilobrewfest.com for more info and tickets.

Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival – July 13

At the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Oceanfront performances, from 5-9PM, with Grammy Award Winners, Grammy Nominated Artists, Music Hall of Fame Members and Jazz and Blues Legends. Gates open at 4:30PM. Visit www.Bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com for more details and tickets.

Experience Volcano Festival July 27 – 28

The Experience Volcano Festival is a celebration of the culture, people and traditions that make the diversity of the Volcano Area so unique. The Volcano Area is home to many activities and relaxing opportunities. Get a taste of everything that Volcano has to offer during this festival on July 27th & 28th 2024.   Enjoy artists in action, tours, demonstrations, kids and ohana activities, happy hours, restaurant specials, food trucks and much more!​ Most events are free to the public! Click for more details.

Ongoing Kailua-Kona Events

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll: July 21

Once a month, on Alii Drive near the Pier, the street is closed for the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll. From 1-6 pm, the street transforms into a bustling market with local vendors and artists’ booths. Explore the vibrant stalls, shop for unique crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Leashed dogs are also welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the stroll. This event is a perfect opportunity to support local businesses and artists while immersing yourself in the lively spirit of Kailua-Kona.

Free Hawaiian Music and Hula Show

Every Friday at Keauhou Shopping Center, you can enjoy a free Hawaiian music and hula show in the center courtyard from 6-7pm. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Hawai’i as talented musicians and graceful hula dancers take the stage. This weekly event is a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and artistry of traditional Hawaiian music and dance.

First Friday After Dark in Holualoa

On the first Friday of every month, the quaint village of Holualoa comes alive with a block party. From 5:30-8:30pm, locals and visitors gather to explore the town’s art galleries and boutiques, listen to live music, and indulge in gourmet “grab and go” food. This festive event is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local art and culture scene while enjoying the warm hospitality of the community.

Food Truck Fridays

Every Friday 4-8pm you’ll find a mini food truck festival with tastes to satisfy every palate. In the Target Kona parking lot you can feed the whole family with choices of BBQ, Mexican food, Thai food, desserts, and, of course, great coffee! Check here for more information about Food Truck Fridays

More to come in August!

August 4, 2024

National Parks Fee-Free Day!

In honor of the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act, Get Outside!

No entry fees to our national parks!

August 13-24

20th IVF Va’a World Sprint Championship will be hosted by the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association in Hilo, HAwai’i from August 13th to August 24th, 2024

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