Island-style Independence Day

Things to do

Happy Fourth of July! When it comes to Fourth of July festivities, there is no shortage of options here on the sunny Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Free music and fireworks

One of our favorite ways to celebrate is by staying at one of our vacation rentals in Waikoloa Beach Resort, which is a hub for Independence Day activities. Each year, the resort (aptly called the “gathering place of the Kohala Coast”) hosts a free, family-friendly concert at its gorgeous Waikoloa Bowl outdoor venue. This year’s show featured entertainment by Lucky Tongue and Johnny Shot Band. We like to bring blankets and beach chairs and set up on the lush, grassy slope with perfect view of the stage – there isn’t a bad seat in the house, and there’s plenty of room to dance!

The next-door Queen’s Marketplace and Kings’ Shops offer a wide range of food options, from quick and simple to fine, sit-down dining. The event culminates with a spectacular firework display that can be seen all along the Kohala coastline!

Fourth of July fundraiser

Another Fourth of July favorite is the Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race, benefitting the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. It’s so much fun to cheer on the giant raft of rubber ducks as they move across the Kings’ Shop lake. The first 50 ducks – plus the last duck – to cross the finish line win prizes, including hotel stays, trips, boat cruises, helicopter tours and more.

Celebrate island-style holidays

If you’d like to celebrate your next holiday island style, we invite you to start planning your trip by visiting our website. We can help you find the perfect vacation rental, whether you’re looking for a cozy studio for two or a luxurious villa for a large group.

Vacation rentals on the Big Island – Waikoloa Vistas

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Waikoloa Vistas have the distinction of being called the “best-built condos in the resort,” and guests frequently comment on the quiet and privacy of the units.

These two-bedroom, two-bath villas are light, airy and spacious, with full kitchens, dining areas, and flexible sleeping arrangements. Choose from ocean, mountain or golf course views, and soak in the scenery from your own private lanai.

You’ll enjoy the beautiful lap pool and two oversized hot tubs, as well as the fitness room and pavilion with BBQ grills. Located in the center of the resort, you can easily walk to all the Fourth of July festivities, as well as shopping, dining, entertainment, golf and beaches!

Save on your Hawaii vacation rental

Remember, you can save 10% on your vacation rental when you book direct with us and mention “Aloha escape” in your reservation.

We hope to see you soon – a hui hou!

Images courtesy of Waikoloa Beach Resort and West Hawaii Today.


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