Hawaii, Big Island, July 4th Fireworks & Celebrations 2021

Hawaii Fireworks

Normally, there’s a fantastic slate of Independence Day celebrations all over Hawaii, the Big Island. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 restrictions for public gatherings, events won’t be exactly the same for July 4th in 2021. However, the great news is that fireworks are planned on the West/Kona side as well as the East/Hilo side of Hawaii Island!

4th of July Fireworks at Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona — POSTPONED to July 5 at 8:30pm

Update: Due to a technical issue, the fireworks show was unable to display as planned on July 4th. It is rescheduled for July 5th at 8:30pm per Big Island Now

Fireworks are planned at the Old Kona Airport Beach Park for 8:30pm. This fireworks show is kindly organized by the Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association. This event is in need of donations and sponsorships, so please consider making a donation to help make the fireworks happen. A donation PayPal link is on their website. with details to be announced.

Social distancing is recommended along with masks when/if social distancing can’t be maintained.

Hilo Bay Blast 2021 Fireworks 

A fireworks show is planned for Hilo Bayfront at 8pm. Tents and canopies are not allowed. Social distancing is encouraged along with mask wearing as needed.

Kailua – Kona July 4th Parade & Fireworks over Kailua Bay – Canceled for 2021

Sadly, both the parade and fireworks show have been canceled by Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association for 2021. Organizers stated,

As we near July and our normal time of celebration, we regret to inform you that the 2021 Kailua Fireworks show will not go on.

There were/are still too many unknowns with permitting and the health and safety of our community to organize a fireworks show this time around. We are however, very optimistic about a show next year!”

Waikoloa Beach Resort July 4th Fireworks – Canceled for 2021 

Unfortunately the annual fireworks show at the Waikoloa Bowl is canceled for 2021.

The two shopping centers, Kings’ Shops and Queens’ Marketplace may display some festive decorations and host sales for the occasion.

Annual Fourth of July Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Ranch – Canceled for 2021

Unfortunately, the annual 4th of July rodeo and horse races at Parker Ranch in Waimea has been canceled for 2021. Traditionally, this rodeo celebrates the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) and their skills.


  • All events are subject to change without notice. COVID-19 restrictions may create challenges and changes.
  • More events may be added or revised. Check back for updates.
  • Some events are very dependent upon fundraisers and local financial support. As such, they may be cancelled with little notice if they don’t raise enough funds. When/if we know of these situations, we will note them.
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Happy July 4th!