4th of July Celebrations in Hilo Hawaii
We are in for a whole day of AWESOME events.
Ok so our Independence Day will begin at 7:00 AM with the Salute to Our Veterans, the Hilo Bay 5K Run/Walk.
Events like this are close to my heart as my father in law was a Chaplin of the VFW in Springfield Ohio for many years prior to his passing. This year’s event honors former Commander George Kelly who passed away ONE day after last years events so I think it is awesome that they are honoring him this year. I did not personally know “Uncle George” I want to tell him Mahalo from my family and myself for your service to our country and for us as I am sure he will be with us in spirit this year! In previous years he won Best Decorated Wheelchair so I am going to assume that someone will decorate one in his memory this year and kick that butt again FOR HIM! I look forward to checking it out and seeing if this will be the case as I will be attending this years festivities. For more information on this event of the day, contact Dr. Marlene Hapai at 808-966-9894 (maybe it is not to late to walk?)
Next event of the day that I want to talk about is the Hilo Bay Cook-off barbecue competition
Now this event is one of my favorites as it has some of the BEEEEEEEEEEEEST BBQ I have ever had in my life. I feel real sorry for the event judges in trying to choose a winner cause I do not think I could cause it is ALL delicious!!! This event is actually starting tomorrow July 3erd and ending on July 4th so make sure if you are one of my local readers you get down there and check it out! BUT save some BBQ for me ok! Good luck to all who are entering this year!
Here is a video of last years winners
And the day’s events will end with one of the most GORGEOUS fireworks display you will ever see starting at 8:00 pm. The fireworks will be blown off from a barge in the middle of the bay! What is more gorgeous then fireworks over a gorgeous body of water??? NOTHING! Just yet another reason why I LOVE living here in Hawaii!!
Here is a couple of videos of last years events taken by a few of the local residents that I found on youtube
HOPE ALL MY LOCAL READERS CAN GET OUT AND ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES THIS YEAR HERE IN BEAUTIFUL HILO HAWAII!!!
MAHALO TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES OR FOUGHT FOR US TO HAVE THE FREEDOMS THAT WE DO TODAY! WE SALUTE YOU!
SPECIAL THANKS TO MY DAD I LOVE YOU! AND TO MY FATHER IN LAW RIP YOU ARE MISSED!