Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hawaii Island Celebrates 4th of July in a Big Way!

Choose your favorite festivity to celebrate this national holiday -- parades, fundraisers and, of course, fireworks are all part of the fun here on the Big Island of Hawaii! One of our Holualoa Inn favorites is the Annual Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Resort on the beautiful Kohala Coast. The honu is our special talisman after all! But we'll save that story for another post. Back to the event at Mauna Lani Resort. Known for its active role in managing the rich natural resources on its property, including the coastline and marine life, Mauna Lani Resort grows and cares for endangered Green Sea Turtles throughout the year. Those that are large enough to be released back to their ocean home are set free each July 4th. It's a fun and informative family event -- one you must experience at least once in your lifetime! Just south on the Kohala Coast, the Waikoloa Beach Resort hosts its annual Great Waikoloa Rubber Ducky Race & 4th of July Extravaganza -- a day long event with activities benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii. Live music, various activities and fireworks over King's Lake are all part of the fun. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and are on-going til 9:30 p.m. Right down the hill from Holualoa Inn in Kailua-Kona Village, activities take place from 4 - 10 p.m. Highlights include the annual parade at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks over Kailua Bay at
8:30 p.m.  
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