A large number of people choose to visit Hawaii in July. It’s summer. The island is warm. The beaches are tropical. But what really makes it stand out are the many festivals to take place in July. It’s almost inevitable you’ll enjoy local festivities no matter the date you choose.
Festivals in Hawaii in July
A large number of festivals happen in Hawaii in July, and here are some of the most notable ones.
Fourth of July
If you decide to pick Hawaii to celebrate the fourth of July, you won’t be disappointed. A plethora of festivals and activities take place on this day. Most noteworthy, there are fireworks in Turtle Bay and an Independence Day parade in Kailua.
Also, the Pineapple Festival is on July 7th. You’ll be able to enjoy many activities, including games, exhibitions, crafts, and concerts. The festivities end in style with an impressive fireworks display in the evening.
Annual Hula Competition at Iolani Palace
This popular Hula competition is a traditional festival that is over forty years old. From July 20 to the 22nd the best Hulu groups showcase their talent. It is all for the sake of preserving and appreciating Hawaii’s native culture.
Koloa Plantation Days
This festival takes place the last week of July. There is a wide selection of activities that include… movies in the park, educational talks, miniature golf tournament, rodeo, live music, historic tours and many more.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival
Lastly, learning a bit about Hawaiian history and native culture is an invaluable experience. At this festival, you can try out traditional Hawaiian crafts, learn about biology and culture from experts, and enjoy the performances of professional hula dancers.
Festivals aren’t the only thing Hawaii has to offer in July. Here are a few other activities you shouldn’t miss.
Pearl Harbor Warbirds
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best flight adventures in Hawaii. You can see first hand all the important sites connected with the famous “Day of Infamy”. You can retrace the steps of the US airmen and go through some of the routes of the Japanese attackers. Fly like a real naval aviator, suited up in authentic flight gear from WWII. Learn something new during survival training and a briefing preceding the flight.
Diving and Snorkeling
Certainly, snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the most popular activities in Hawaii in July. The diversity of marine life and mesmerizing coral reefs never fail to leave the tourists in awe. There are several organized tours you can try out. If you have an adventurous spirit, you can venture out on your own. Just make sure someone knows where you are going and when to expect you back.
Though there can be large crowds, the various festivals and activities you can take part in Hawaii in July, make it a great month for your Hawaii visit. The festivals and activities we mentioned above are just a small piece of what Hawaii in July has to offer. You’ll undoubtedly have a memorable experience on every day of your vacation.