There’s no better time to start making 4th of July plans and when you want to enhance the fun this year, make sure you celebrate the holiday on the stunning island of Kauai! The following are just a few of the many activities and attractions that await that are guaranteed to have you packing your suitcase and heading to the island to celebrate Independence Day in Hawaiian style this year.  

Enjoy Fireworks with Family and Friends 

For many travelers, it’s hard to imagine a 4th of July celebration anywhere on the map without a great fireworks display included. The good news is that those who head to Kauai over Independence Day can enjoy a spectacular display known as the Kekaha Fireworks. This is a captivating show held annually on the west side of the island that’s often referred to as Concert in the Sky. Attending this event is a chance to enjoy cultural performances of all kinds as well as art exhibits, demonstrations, craft booths, and more. There are plenty of family-friendly games and activities on-site to capture the minds and imaginations of attendees of all ages. Guests will also get to enjoy live music and a variety of food options to enjoy before the fireworks kick off at around 9:00 pm. There’s no cost to enjoy Kekaha Fireworks which runs from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm and includes convenient free parking options too. This is a highly anticipated Kauai-based 4th of July event that you simply won’t want to miss out on while you’re here! 

Another option for fireworks is the Hospice Fireworks. These will be located on the Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field from 3:30 pm-9:00 pm on July 4th, 2023. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and kids under 5 are free! You might be wondering why the event starts so early if it’s just a fireworks show you’ll be glad to hear this is not just a fireworks show. There will be a variety of live entertainment including The US Airforce Band of the Pacific. There will also be craft vendors, a Keiki fun zone, and more. Plus the whole event is a fundraiser so you can go have lots of fun celebrating the country and know you are contributing to a good cause. 

Participate in the Holiday Activities in Lihue 

When you’re looking to celebrate the 4th of July in Kauai and know that your participation goes to a great cause, you’ll want to be sure to head to Lihue. This is where Kauai Hospice holds its annual Independence Day event and fundraiser. The event is hosted at the Vidinha Soccer Field and throughout the day, guests will find there’s a wide variety of activities, attractions, performances, music, and food to enjoy. An impressive 3-D firework show is held in the evening that’s always a thrill! Come spend the day and feel great knowing the fun supports an important purpose on the island too.  

Savor the Weather and Add Snorkeling Fun to the Itinerary 

A trip to Kauai over the 4th of July is a chance to enjoy truly fantastic weather, especially if you’re one for rising temperatures! Summer is certainly in full swing this time of year on the island and guests can expect to find their days warm and humid with average highs lingering around 86 degrees Fahrenheit.  

In the evenings, things get comfortable with temperatures dropping to around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that the 4th of July is the perfect time of year to grab your snorkeling gear and get into the water for fun under the waves! Whether you’re new to snorkeling or you go every chance you get, the waters that surround Kauai are some of the best in the world for adventuring and observing marine life. It’s a great activity to enjoy alongside the entire family or as a pair if you’re heading to Kauai for a 4th of July romantic getaway instead.  

In either case, there are many options across Kauai for booking guided snorkeling tours when you’re looking to hit some of the best spots and get the most impressive views alongside a knowledgeable and friendly expert. Some tours are just a few hours while others can be booked to take the entire day and dedicate it to snorkeling fun under the sun. Snorkeling around Kauai means there’s a good chance you’ll encounter everything from dolphins to sea turtles along the way. There are also opportunities to pair your snorkeling with beach stops when you have such easy access to iconic and scenic destinations like Anini Beach or Haena Beach Park just to name a few of many.  

The Holo Holo Kauai Premier Snorkel Cruises are great places to start when you’re looking for a full day of snorkeling fun. These tours take you along the Na Pali coast and voyage to Niihau too. You’ll have a sense of exploring off the beaten path when you book with this company that offers 7-hour expeditions and highlights the island of Niihau as well as the Lehua Crater. 

Book Your Independence Day Island Adventure Today 

Finding time to enjoy a trip to Kauai is always a good idea and when you happen to be traveling this way over the 4th of July, the team at Premier Kauai is here to make sure you have beautiful accommodations in place to match. Reach out to learn more about our luxurious vacation rental options on the island and how we can help you elevate your stay every step of the way. We look forward to seeing you in Kauai this July! Contact us today!