4th of July Fireworks At Waikoloa Beach Resort

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Waikoloa Beach Resort invites the community to celebrate “the pursuit of happiness, and their freedom to have fun,” this 4th of July with 10 free mini-concerts on two stages, carnival food and games, a Rubber Duckie Race and the US Air Force Band of the Pacific, said a resort release.

Capping off the day will be a fireworks show over Waikoloa Bowl.

Continuous family entertainment starts at 11 a.m. with live music at Kings’ Shops, followed by Merriman’s Market Café Watermelon Eating contest and the Rubber Duckie Race to benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii at 3 p.m. To adopt a duck, call Kings’ Shops office at 886-8811.

Meanwhile, there will be free cotton candy and popcorn from 1-5 p.m., balloon sculpting, a photo booth ($1), Zoo Choo Train rides ($2) and carnival games (50 cents) for keiki in support of UCPAH.

Gates open for the fireworks show at 5 p.m. with performances by the Michael Strand Band and the US Air Force band prior to the show. Admission is free. Beach mats or chairs are welcome for open lawn seating (smoking, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted).

For more information visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call the Queens’ MarketPlace at 886-8822.


Here’s the complete July 4 schedule of events at the Waikoloa Beach Resort:

Kings’ Shops

11 a.m. Kahikina’s Nahenahe Ohana, traditional Hawaiian sounds

12 p.m. Kris Fuchigami, contemporary Hawaiian, high energy ukulele

1 p.m. Merriman’s Mediterranean Cafe, Watermelon Eating Contest


1:30 p.m. Music by Laulima

3 p.m. Rubber Duckie Race

3:30 p.m. Dam Str8, contemporary Hawaiian, pop, rock classics and originals

5 p.m. Duck Calling and Waddling Contests

5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony


Queens’ MarketPlace, Coronation Pavilion

12:30 p.m. Music by Salsa Latinos

1-5 p.m. Zoo Choo train rides, balloon sculpting, carnival games, photo booth, popcorn, and cotton candy. (Small fee for carnival games, photo booth and Zoo Choo rides to benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii)

2 p.m. Girls Nite Out, rock, blues, disco, pop, R&B, Hawaiian, country

3 p.m. Tomi Isobe Blues Band, blues to cruise by

4 p.m. Friends of Bluegrass, Waikoloa’s best bluegrass

5 p.m. Mystik Rhythmz, rock, reggae and blues

8:30 p.m. Full Circle at the Coronation Pavilion, pop, rock and jazz to wind down the night

Waikoloa Bowl

5 p.m. Gates open to Waikoloa Bowl

5:30 p.m. The Michael Strand Band, country sounds to light up the night

7 p.m. The U. S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, pop, rock & roll and patriotic music

8 p.m. Fireworks

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