The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday on Kauai, with special events and several fireworks shows. The two biggest event are listed here.

Kauai Pacific Missile Range FacilityAfter last year’s cancellation due to federal budget politics, Kauai’s military base, the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, returns this year with America’s Most West Freedom Fest, Thursday, July 3rd from 4 p.m. to midnight. The public is invited.

The event will be held on the beach near Shenanigans Restaurant just north of Kekaha.

Hawaii bands The Bootleggers, Ho’aikane, Ekolu and Greenstone Project will provide music and entertainment. The event also includes a 17-minute fireworks display starting at approximately 9:45 p.m., as well as games, rides, food and craft booths.

June 27 Update: “The free event will also feature the sounds of Hawaii bands, including The Bootleggers, Hoaikane, Ekolu and Greenstone Project. Games, rides, food and craft booths will also bring the celebration to life.”

Admission is free for this family-oriented event. Guests should enter the base through the south gate entrance just before mile marker 29 off Kaumuali’i Highway. Direction signs will be posted and security will direct traffic. Free parking will be available on base and visitors are reminded that all vehicles will be subject to search. No outside food or beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons (including knives of all types), drugs or personal fireworks are allowed.

Due to increased security requirements, attending adult visitors are asked to have a valid identification card with photo with them. Children under the age of 18 are not required to have identification. An example of accepted identification would be a driver’s license or State of Hawaii ID card.

For more information on this event, please call (808) 335-4446.

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This year marks the 25th Annual Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky on July 4, 2014 at Vidinha Stadium, will again be the largest one-day event on Kauai.

Kauai Hospice July 4 2014 Concert in the Sky

This is a family fun event for both visitors and residents with a local style Independence Day celebration with Hawaiian entertainment by local musicians, and hula dancers, and the largest aerial fireworks event on Kaua`i. Visitors will get to celebrate our national holiday with the local cultural experiences of music and dance.

Admission fee at gate: $15 adults/$7 children 6-12. Tickets at Times/Big Save Markets and the Kauai Hospice Office.

June 27 Update: Tickets are only $10 adults/$5 children this year! You can learn more at the Concert in the Sky web page.

Contact Info: Tricia Yamashita, 808-652-4988