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July 2002 Hawaii Island Events

Information about July 2002 events on the Big Island of Hawaii.

DATE: July 4, 2002 GREAT WAIKOLOA RUBBER DUCKIE RACE & 4TH OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of Hawaii. Free entertainment all day, from 10 am to 8:30 pm; Fireworks and laser light show at 8:30 pm. Forms for "Duckie adoption" available at all Kings' Shops Merchants.

DATE: July 4, 2002 TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY Three and four year old turtles are released in the ocean after growing up in the Mauna Lani ponds. In the past 12 years over 100 turtles have been released. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows 808/885-6622

DATE: July 4, 2002 40TH PARKER RANCH FOURTH OF JULY HORSE RACES AND RODEO This Independence Day tradition includes action-packed rodeo events, horseracing, food and more at Parker Ranch in Waimea. Parker Ranch paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) are joined by other Big Island paniolo for a corral of traditional rodeo events, including relay horse races, team sorting, double mugging, dally team roping and more. The rodeo provides visitors a rare glimpse at real-life paniolo in action. Festive food and Parker Ranch logo items at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Admission $5. Call: Diane Quitiquit 808/885-2303.

DATE: July 6-7, 2002 15TH ANNUAL FIRECRACKER OPEN 2ndt qualifying event of the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. Big game fishing for cash prizes. Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Cost:$350.00. For information call: 808/327-1440 or email info@konatournaments.com

DATE: July 12-14, 2002 11TH ANNUAL SKINS MARLIN DERBY The 3rd qualifying event of the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. Big game fishing for cash prizes. Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Cost: $350.00. For information call: 808/327-1440 or email info@konatournaments.com

DATE: July 13, 2002 ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW Lavender Moon Gallery in Kainaliu presents the original vintage sign-art of Steve Neill. Reception and show, 4-8pm. 324-7708 for info.

DATE: July 20, 2002 LEI MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LOKE KAMANU 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Make three types of lei and take home your creations. Learn lei kui (sewing style) with flowers, lei wili (twisting style) with ti leaf and floral add-ins, and lei haku (wrapping style) with native flora and fauna. Loke will share her knowledge of this family tradition; $35. Phone: 808/967-8222 for info. or email: vacpro@verizon.net

DATE: July 20-21, 2002 MOONLIGHT MADNESS/RELAY FOR LIFE Teams of 10 to 20 or more will take turns walking, running or strolling around a designated area between 6 pm, July 20th, and 6 am, July 21st, at Francis Wong Stadium, Hilo, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Team members will camp out during the 12 overnight hours, enjoying food, music and camaraderie. There will also be a candlelighting ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their battle with cancer. Call the ACS at 935-9763 for more info.

DATE: July, 2002 CUISINES OF THE SUN is held at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Sample world-class cuisine, superb wines, and mingle with the world's most famous chefs and winemakers in a beautiful tropical setting. Cuisines Hotline 1-888-424-1977

DATE: July 21, 2002 BIG ISLAND SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL The East Hawaii Cultural Council will present the thirteenth Big Island Slack Key Guitar Festival at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo from 12 noon to 6 pm., featuring Hawaii's masters of "ki ho'alu". Hawaiian culutural demonstrations, craft booths and food booths will be available. Gay Tolar, Program Director 808/968-8676

DATE: July 26-28, 2002 HUGGO'S NA PUA O KE KAI WAHINE TOURNAMENT Largest Wahine (Ladies) fishing tournament in the state of Hawaii. 75 teams compete for cash prizes and beautiful trophys. Sue Vermillion 808/329-7371

DATE: July 27, 2002 20TH ANNUAL KILAUEA VOLCANO WILDERNESS RUNS The Kilauea Volcano Wilderness Runs is sponsored by the Volcano Art Center and is held at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Over 1,000 runners participate in four events; the grueling 26.2 marathon, called the world's toughest measured marathon; the 10 mile Rim Run; the 5 mile Caldera Run and the 5 mile non-competitive Kilauea Caldera Walk. Funds raised support the work of the Volcano Art Center. Info: 808/985-8725 or email artpeac@aloha.net

DATE: July 27, 2002 JAZZ CRUISE Captain Bean's Jazz Cruise with Joe Mackee and friends. Sponsored by Roberts Hawaii. Live Retro Swing Jazz on the water, under the stars. Call 329-2955 for reservations. 8:00 pm to 10:45 pm at Kona Pier (across from King Kam Hotel), Kailua-Kona, HI, Cost: $20 advance, $25 at the door. For information call: 808/329-1844 or email hapajazz@hotmail.com or visit

DATE: July 29-August 2, 2002 PRO-AM BILLFISH TOURNAMENT The HIBT PROAM is one of Kona's oldest billfish tournaments, with Cash Prizes of over $50,000. Daily weighins will be held at Kailua Pier, local and international teams welcome. Call: Sue Vermillion (808) 329-6155.


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