Waikoloa Beach Resort “Family Fourth” Celebration

Waikoloa Beach Resort invites the community to celebrate the pursuit of happiness, and their freedom of choice, with ten free mini concerts on two stages, carnival food and games, the annual Rubber Duckie Race and more, capped off with spectacular fireworks over Waikoloa Bowl.

Waikoloa 4th of July

Non-stop family entertainment starts at 10 a.m. with live music until 1 p.m. at Kings’ Shops, followed by the ever-popular Merriman’s Market Café Watermelon Eating contest.  New this year, Chef Ippy Aiona of Three Fat Pigs will host a “mystery box” cooking challenge at 1:30 p.m.

At 12:30 p.m., Salsa Latinos fire up the music at Queens’ MarketPlace, building up momentum for the fun to start, with free cotton candy, popcorn, balloons, and face painting from 1-5 p.m.  Throughout the shopping center, colorful Zoo Choo Train rides ($2) and carnival games (25 cents) treat the keiki to extra fun, benefitting Special Olympics West Hawaii.  Live music continues all afternoon, with Vizion 20/20, Life in Pursuit, I‘land Boiz and Bobby G & the Generous Thieves.

At 3 p.m., Kings’ Lake (Kings’ Shops) is the place to be for the start of the annual wet, wild and wacky Rubber Duckie Race, where thousands of the bright yellow waterfowl take a “quack” at crossing the finish line first.  Great prizes go to the winning ducks and 100% of the proceeds benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.  To adopt your duck, call Kings’ Shops, 886-8811.

The main attraction happens just after dark, as the fireworks extravaganza lights up the skies at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Doors open at 5 p.m., with pre-show music by Vizion 20/20 followed by the big rock & roll sounds of Bump City.  Admission is free, and beach mats or chairs are welcome for open lawn seating, however coolers, alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted.  For more information visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call Queens’ MarketPlace 886-8822.

Kings’ Shops Events
10:00 a.m. – Kahikina Nahenahe ‘Ohana
11:45 a.m. – Dam Str8
1:00 p.m. – Merriman’s Market Cafe Watermelon Eating Contest
1:30 p.m. – The Three Fat Pigs’ Black Box Challenge by Chef Ippy
3:00 p.m. – Rubber Duckie Race
3:30 p.m. – Mystik Rhythmz
5:00 p.m. – Duck Waddling / Duck Calling Contests
5:30 p.m. – Honoring our First Responders & Awards

Win great prizes by adopting your duckie in support of United Cerebral Palsy.

Queens’ MarketPlace Events
12:30 p.m. – Salsa Latinos
1-5 p.m. – Free cotton candy, popcorn, balloons, and face painting!  Plus Zoo Choo Train rides ($2) and carnival games (25 cents) benefit Special Olympics West Hawaii.

2:00 p.m. – Vizion 20/20
3:00 p.m. – Life in Pursuit
4:00 p.m. – I‘land Boiz
5:00 p.m. – Bobby G and the Generous Thieves
8:30 p.m. – Full Circle

Avoid the rush!  After the fireworks for entertainment until 9:30 p.m. at the Coronation Pavilion!

Waikoloa Beach Resort is a complete destination resort that encompasses two championship golf courses and over 3,000 guest rooms in two upscale hotels, and seven luxury condominiums and vacation home properties. The Resort also includes award-winning Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops, offering a wide variety of shopping opportunities, services and dining experiences, plus free entertainment and cultural programs. For more information visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call 886-8822.

Fireworks Crown Queens’ Marketplace’s ‘Family Fourth’

Queens’ MarketPlace is where the Big Island wants to be on the 4th of July, when folks of all ages come out to play, shop, enjoy good food and great music all afternoon and evening—capped off with spectacular fireworks over Waikoloa Bowl. 

Queens Shop in Waikoloa

In the Coronation Pavilion five of the island’s favorite bands take the stage starting at 12:30pm (see below).  Free cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, balloon sculpting and other festivities offer non-stop fun from 1-5 p.m. For the keiki and the young at heart, there are carnival games (25 cents) and Zoo Choo train rides ($2), with all proceeds benefitting Special Olympics West Hawaii.

When the sun starts to set, Waikoloa Bowl starts rocking with the exciting sounds of Vizion 20/20 and Bump City, leading into the fireworks extravaganza at 8 p.m.  After the fireworks, kick back and relax with “Full Circle” at the Coronation Pavilion.

Admission is free, and families are invited to come early, beat the crowd, enjoy the day and cap off the “Family Fourth” with a bang.  Beach mats or chairs are welcome for open lawn seating, however coolers, alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted.  Waikoloa Beach Resort would like to thank the Hawaii County Fire Department for co-sponsoring the community fireworks display. For more information visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net or call 886-8822. 

July 4 Schedule of Events at Queens’ MarketPlace and Waikoloa Bowl:

  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.  Music by Salsa Latinos at the Coronation Pavilion
  • 1-5 p.m.  Zoo Choo train rides, balloon sculpting, carnival games, face-painting, popcorn, and cotton candy.    (Carnival games are 25 cents, and Zoo Choo rides are $2, all benefitting Special Olympics West Hawaii.)
  • 2-2:45 p.m.  Music by Vizion 20/20 at the Coronation Pavilion
  • 3-3:45 p.m.  Music by Life in Pursuit at the Coronation Pavilion
  • 4-4:45 p.m.  Music by I’land Boiz at the Coronation Pavilion
  • 5 p.m.  Gates open to Waikoloa Bowl
  • 5-5:45 p.m.  Music by Bobby G and the Generous Theives at the Coronation Pavilion
  • 5:15-8 p.m.  Music by Vizion 20/20 and Bump City in Waikoloa Bowl
  • 8:00 p.m.  FIREWORKS SHOW
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m. Music by Terry Secor and Full Circle at the Coronation Pavilion

For more information visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net or call 886-8822. 

 

July 4th Road Closures in Hilo

The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures:


Bayfront Highway (Rte. 19) from Waianuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street

• Closed July 4th from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Alternate route is on Kamehameha Avenue

Lihiwai Place

• Closed July 4th from 6:00 a.m. to July 5th 10:00 a.m.

Kuku Street and Bishop Street

• Closed July 3rd from 3:00 a.m. to July 4th 10:00 p.m.

Road Closure information phone number: 961-2350

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this celebration.