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Hawaii Billfish Tournament
July 30th – Aug 7th, 2022 – Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona
Founded in 1959, the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) is the world’s second oldest big game sport fishing event. This five day tournament doesn’t offer cash prizes, and is instead based on prestige and trophies. The Opening Ceremony and daily weigh-ins at Kailua Pier draw hundreds of spectators.
Volcano’s ‘Ohi’a Lehua Run
July 30th 2022- Volcano Village
A 5K and Half Marathon race that takes place in Volcano village. Registration closes on July 26th.
Below are annual events that are expected to take place in 2023. Events will be marked as TBA until official 2023 dates are released.
Expected 2022 Fourth of July Events
There is not a lot of information out on what exactly will be happening with July 4th events for 2022, the following are those that typically occur on the Island:
Turtle Independence Day Celebration
This truly special event provides a unique way to celebrate the 4th. Every Year, the Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection releases young sea turtles (honu) that they have nurtured in their saltwater ponds. Watch the release of these beautiful creatures, and learn about them at the educational displays.
Parker Ranch 4th of July Rodeo and Horse Races
If you’d like to see some of Hawaii’s ranching roots, head to Parker Ranch for their 4th of July rodeo and horse races. The rodeo is a celebration of the Hawaiian cowboy (called Paniolo).
4th of July Parade & Firework Extravaganza in Kona
Watch a beautiful fireworks display along Kailua-Kona town and Kailua Bay for a view you won’t forget. Catch the parade beginning at Kekua’okalani Gym, continuing along Ali’i Drive and finishing at Royal Kona Resort, and then stay for the fireworks over Kailua Bay.
4th of July Fireworks & Events at Waikoloa Beach Resort
There are a couple different events taking place at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Head to the Kings’ Shops and you’ll find entertainment for your kids, live music, and food booth. You can also watch a rubber ducky race! Or, head to the Queens’ MarketPlace to enjoy a carnival, live entertainment, and a fireworks show. Catch the live music and fireworks show at the Waikoloa Bowl in the evening.
Fireworks Blast and Celebrations at Hilo Bay
If you’d like to celebrate the 4th on the other side of Hawaii from where you’re staying, head to Hilo Bay. The Bayfront will be blocked off, and you and your family can enjoy cook-offs, games, music, food, entertainment. The day finishes with a fireworks show over the bay.