Kona Set for Scintillating Fourth of July 2017

Kona Set for Scintillating Fourth of July 2017

Get set for the fun in Kona on Tuesday, July 4.  The Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association announces that the festivities feature the 22nd Annual Kailua-Kona Independence Parade, whose theme is “Stars and Stripes Forever!”

The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. at Kona Kekuaokalani Gym (near the Kona Old Airport), and proceeds down Kuakini Highway and Palani Road to Ali‘i Drive, finishing at Coconut Grove Marketplace.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Hussey, U.S. Army (retired), of Kailua-Kona.

The fireworks show by Hawai’i Explosives & Pyrotechnics, Inc. kicks off at 8:00 p.m. The 10-minute show is produced off a barge on Kailua Bay, with widespread visibility.

Sponsors of the fireworks include the County of Hawai’i, Kona Commons, Royal Kona Resort, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, McDonalds, Manini Holdings, Ironman Foundation, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Coconut Grove Marketplace, and SVN Clark Commercial Group.

For more information, or to become a sponsor, please visit:  www.paradesinkona.com . You may also call the Kona Mayor’s Office at 323-4444 for more information.

*Suggested parking at Kona Old Airport, where spaces are plentiful.  There are many places to park and walk to the village area to enjoy the parade and the fireworks.