20th Annual Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza in Hawaii

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Fireworks over the Pacific Ocean aboard the Spirit of Kona

Celebrate Freedom on the 4th of July in Kona, Hawaii.

Each year The Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association Committee hosts the much anticipated 4th of July parade in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii drawing thousands of spectators. This year's 20th Annual Kailua-Kona Community Independence Day Parade, themed "Celebrate Freedom!" will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.

Parade festivities will begin promptly at 6:00PM and will feature various organizations, businesses, officials, committee members and more. Parade entrants will take the traditional route from Kuakini Highway to Palani Drive, onto Ali'i Drive. Bystanders should make prior arrangements to get choice parade watching spots. Public parking is available off of Kuakini Highway. When coming from Palani Drive, head onto Kuakini Highway and turn into the second right entrance for a parking lot marked with a green "P" sign.

The parade's honorary Grand Marshals are the Korean War Veterans, West Hawaii Chapter 279. As of May 25th, 2015 the confirmed applicants for the parade include: Solar Wind Band; Kuleana Education; Solid Rock Ministries; West Hawaii County band; Randals Health Fitness; Daughters of the American Revolution; Kona Ice of Hawaii County; Kona Home Depot; Hawaii County Fire Department; Hawaii County Police Department; Volunteer Fire Department #7-Bravo; Kona Vet Center; Kona VA Clinic; Boy Scouts - Aloha Council and Disabled American Veterans.

Live announcer stations will include West Hawaii Today; Big Daddy's; Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel; Banyan Court; Pancho & Lefty's Mexican Cantina; Hale Halawai; Island Lava Java and Humpy's Big Island Alehouse.

The parade is expected to complete at 7:45PM and will be followed by the Kailua-Kona 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at 8PM to commence over Kailua Bay. Hawaii Pyrotechnics and Explosives runs an impressive show aboard a barge off-shore and the audience can look forward to well orchestrated showcase of their Outdoor Aerial Display set.

Blue Sea Cruises, Inc. will be operating out of Kailua Pier with their annual 4th of July dinner cruise for guests looking to avoid the crowd and experience the Fourth of July fireworks with shimmering reflections on the ocean water framed by the beautiful lights of Kailua Bay aboard the glass bottom boat, Spirit of Kona.

Public support is a vital need for this event to be successful each year. Donations that will directly support parade costs are available through Paypal on their website at http://www.ParadesInKona.com.

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