Grand Naniloa Hotel to Host First Annual July 4 Extravaganza

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Big Island residents and visitors are invited to attend the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo’s first annual 4th of July Extravaganza, spanning two days, July 3 and 4, 2017.


Monday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.
Souring Surprises with Oahu’s DJ ANIT
DJ Anit from O‘ahu will make a special appearance in Hilo to launch the first annual 4th of July Extravaganza dance party on the Grand Lawn.

The event will feature a variety of giveaways, including:

  • A one-night stay at Grand Naniloa Hotel
  • A three-course chef’s dinner for two at the new Grand Naniloa restaurant, opening soon
  • Zip Line Through Paradise certificate for two
  • Two bags of Kona coffee from Bayview Farms
  • 10 complimentary drink coupons at the Grand Naniloa Bar

Available for purchase will be fresh kettle popcorn, ice cream and an array of tasty treats from local food trucks, including Hawaiian Fresh Kettle Corn.

Fun for all ages, the evening will include special surprises. Guests are encouraged to come early.

Tuesday, July 4

GRAND Backyard BBQ, Noon
O‘ahu’s DJ ANIT & Big Island’s DJ PA3CO
The 4th of July festivities will feature keiki rides, blow up water slides, face painting and henna tattoos, DJs and live music, a beer garden, and food for purchase, including hamburgers and hot dogs.


Thirsty Thursday, 5–8 p.m.
Located at the hotel’s Hula Lounge—the bay view lobby bar—this weekly ritual features drink specials and live music from some of Hawai‘i’s finest musicians.

Fireworks Display, 8 p.m. 
Launched from Hilo Bay, the fireworks show will be visible from the Grand Naniloa lawn and guest rooms.

O‘ahu’s DJ ANIT & Big Island’s DJ PA3CO, 8:30 p.m. 
Keep the party going after the fireworks!

KapohoKine Adventures, the Grand Naniloa’s in-house activities center, is offering an exclusive Front Row Fireworks Kayak Tour package. The package is $499 plus tax per person and includes a guest room for two at the Grand Naniloa Hotel, dinner for two, a kayak tour of Hilo Bay and a champagne toast. The package is limited to 12 people or 6 couples. The kayaks will launch at around sunset on July 4 at Hilo Bay for dinner and the fireworks show.


The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo is located at 93 Banyan Drive.

For more information, go online.

About Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – a DoubleTree by Hilton
Hilo’s largest and most iconic landmark hotel, the newly renovated Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – a DoubleTree by Hilton, is located on 70 acres of lush oceanfront property with 180-degree views of Hilo Bay. The hotel features 320 fully-refurbished guest rooms and suites, 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a fitness center, an exclusive concert hall, $4 million worth of original Kim Taylor Reece hula artwork, and more. The Grand Naniloa Hotel offers a world-class boutique experience with proximity to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, charming Hilo town and other nearby attractions. Resort amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary golf on Hilo’s only nine-hole course and driving range, adjacent to the hotel. For more information about the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – a DoubleTree by Hilton, go online

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