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Fireworks crown Queens’ Marketplace’s ‘Family Fourth’


Queens’ MarketPlace is where the Big Island wants to be on the 4th of July, when folks of all ages come out to play, shop, enjoy good food and great music all afternoon and evening—capped off with spectacular fireworks over Waikoloa Bowl.

In the Coronation Pavilion five of the island’s favorite bands take the stage starting at 12:30 p.m. (see below).  Free cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, balloon sculpting and other festivities offer non-stop fun from 1 to 5 p.m. For the keiki and the young at heart, there are carnival games (25 cents) and Zoo Choo train rides ($2), with all proceeds benefitting Special Olympics West Hawaii.

When the sun starts to set, Waikoloa Bowl starts rocking with the exciting sounds of Vizion 20/20 and Bump City, leading into the fireworks extravaganza at 8 p.m.  After the fireworks, kick back and relax with “Full Circle” at the Coronation Pavilion.

Admission is free, and families are invited to come early, beat the crowd, enjoy the day and cap off the “Family Fourth” with a bang.  Beach mats or chairs are welcome for open lawn seating, however coolers, alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted.  Waikoloa Beach Resort would like to thank the Hawaii County Fire Department for co-sponsoring the community fireworks display. For more information visit or call 886-8822.

—Schedule of Events 

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.  Music by Salsa Latinos at the Coronation Pavilion

1 to 5 p.m.  Zoo Choo train rides, balloon sculpting, carnival games, face-painting, popcorn, and cotton candy.    (Carnival games are 25 cents, and Zoo Choo rides are $2, all benefitting Special Olympics West Hawaii.)

2 to 2:45 p.m.  Music by Vizion 20/20 at the Coronation Pavilion

3 to 3:45 p.m.  Music by Life in Pursuit at the Coronation Pavilion

4 to 4:45 p.m.  Music by I’land Boiz at the Coronation Pavilion

5 p.m.  Gates open to Waikoloa Bowl

5 to 5:45 p.m.  Music by Bobby G and the Generous Theives at the Coronation Pavilion

5:15 to 8 p.m.  Music by Vizion 20/20 and Bump City in Waikoloa Bowl


8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music by Terry Secor and Full Circle at the Coronation Pavilion

— For more information:

(808) 886-8822

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