A boom of a Fourth

The 26th annual Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky is scheduled 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at the Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

“We enjoy providing an option for family to be able to get together and celebrate really special moments together,” said Lori Miller, executive director of Kauai Hospice. “It’s a fundraiser and a friend-raiser.”

The Independance Day event offers activities for adults and keiki. There will be a fireworks display, live entertainment, delicious grinds and a FunZone for kids, which has a large inflatable playground with water slides and face painting.

Entertainers include John Cruz, Brother Noland, and Henry Kapono. Other performancers include Not My First Rodeo, Tsunami Taiko and Kapaa High School’s JROTC.

“Being Kauai’s largest single day event, this gives us the opportunity to really focus on increasing awareness of the hospice,” Miller said.

For those of you aching to roll the dice on the Vegas Strip, there will be drawings for a trip for two to Las Vegas on Alaska Airlines.

Advance tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for children age 6-12 and can be purchased at Times/Big Save Markets and the Kauai Hospice office. Tickets at the gate cost $15 for general admission and $7 for children age 6-12. The event is free for children five and under.

Info: (808) 652-4988


There will be a Stars and Stripes Freedom Fest celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. on July 3 at the Pacific Missile Range Facility. It will feature live entertainment by The Bootleggers, Ho’aikane, Ekolu and Greenstone Project and headliner Dishwalla, as well as a 15-minute fireworks display starting at 9:30 p.m., food booths, games rides and more.

Event goers are asked to enter through the south gate entrance at mile marker 29 off Kaumualii Highway. This is a free family-oriented, drug-free event. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Adult visitors are asked to have a valid ID and vehicles are subject to be searched.

Info: (808) 335-4446.

Another fun family event will be happening at Faye Park in Kekaha is the Kekaha Fourth of July Celebration event sponsored by E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., there will be live entertainment, contests, a talent show, food booths and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

There will be a live music accompaniment in honor of military men and women who have served our country.

“Kekaha is so different, it has its own style, you can be a part of the ohana and of the family,” Lyndon Yamane, president of E Ola Mauma Leo O Kekaha said.

Info: (808) 634-5248


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