Time to celebrate summer and the best way to do that is to join in on all the celebrations of our nation’s birthday on Thursday! LUVA Real Estate wishes everyone a very happy 4th of July week! Other events of note are the events at the Hulile’e Palace. If you enjoy Hawaiian storytelling and entertainment, you get two chances this month to experience the Aloha!
WHAT: KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS
WHEN: July 4, 2019
WHERE: Kailua Village (downtown Kona)
The annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade will begin at 6:00pm at the Kekua'okalani Gym, proceed along Ali'i Drive, and finish at the Royal Kona Resort. There will be seven announcer stations throughout the parade. Check www.ParadesInKona.com for locations. Fireworks over Kailua Bay will follow the parade at 8:00pm.
WHAT: FAMILY FOURTH of JULY EVENTS/ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKIE RACE BENEFIT
WHEN: July 4, 2019
WHERE: Waikoloa Beach Resort
The free, all-day event features nonstop entertainment, balloon art, carnival games and treats for all ages, at Kings' Shops, Queens' MarketPlace, and Waikoloa Bowl. The Annual Rubber Duckie Race is a major fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai'i (UCPA). Waikoloa Bowl will feature live entertainment as the afternoon winds up, and at 8:00 p.m., the fireworks extravaganza begins. Guests staying in Waikoloa Beach Resort hotels and condominium properties are encouraged to "stroll to the Bowl" and enjoy the walk while avoiding traffic. Beach mats or chairs are welcome for open lawn seating in Waikoloa Bowl. Drones, pets, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. This is a non-smoking event. Visit waikoloabeachresort.com for more info and a detailed schedule.
WHAT: PARKER RANCH ANNUAL JULY 4th HORSE RACES & RODEO
WHEN: July 4, 2019
WHERE: Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horse races and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, Po'o Wai U and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Pre-sale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea (at Parker Ranch Square). For more information, call 885-2323, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.parkerranch.com.
WHAT: "UNDER THE KONA MOON" PRESENTATION
WHEN: July 12, 2019 Gates open 5:30pm; start time 6:30pm
WHERE: Hulihe’e Palace Grounds, Kailua Village Enjoy a "talk story" with longtime caretaker and housekeeper of Hale O Na Ali'’i O Hulihe'’e, plus music and hula by Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Cody Pueo Pata with world-renowned Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho and Halau Keali’ika’'apunihonua Ka’ena O Hula. “Our goal for Under The Kona Moon is community binding through the art of storytelling,” says Lehua Bray, Chair of the event. Free to the public. For more info go to the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/underthekonamoon
WHAT: AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
WHEN: July 21, 2019
WHERE: Hulihe’e Palace Grounds and Kailua Village
Hawaiian music by Keolanui Serenaders and hula from Kumu Etua Lopes' halau Hula Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i from 4-5pm. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email email@example.com. For more info about the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.
WHAT: "EXPERIENCE VOLCANO" FESTIVAL
WHEN: July 27 & 28, 2019 9:30 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: Volcano Village This two day event will feature art, food, music and performances. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/985-8979, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.experiencevolcano.com.
If you are coming to West Hawaii this summer for vacation and are considering purchasing a home while you are here, please feel free to contact us prior to your visit and we can arrange a meeting with you and a LUVA Real Estate agent.