(Media release) — The County of Hawaii in partnership with Destination Hilo, Young Brothers, Hawaii Explosives, Hilo Jaycees and the State of Hawaii are proud to present the “Family Fun Fest 2014”, an end of Summer Celebration on August 23rd at the Mo’oheau Park and Bandstand at Hilo Bayfront. Festivities for the day will include children’s games /activities and entertainment that will culminate with a Fireworks Exhibition set to blast off at 8pm that evening.
On stage at the Bandstand beginning at 3pm will be Braddah Waltah & Friends, Randy Lorenzo & Friends, the Michael Strand Band and “Girls Night Out” all coordinated and presented through the generosity of Pepe Romero and CJ Promotions.
In an effort to make the Bayfront Shoreline accessible for prime fireworks viewing, the Bayfront Highway will be closed from 6pm to 10pm on August 23rd. Gates at the Mo’oheau Bus Terminal, Mo’oheau Park Ball Field and adjacent Soccer Field will be opened to allow access to this area during the fireworks exhibition.
After the Fourth of July unanticipated “Fireworks Fizzle”, Don Pascual of Hawaii Explosives & Pyrotechnics, Inc offered the company’s most sincere apologies to the people of Hilo and assured us the skies above Hilo Bay will light up with a fireworks show that will be specifically designed for their beloved Hilo. As he said, “Stay tuned; the best is yet to come.”
The Hilo Jaycees and Destination Hilo would like to express their appreciation to the many individuals who contributed their time and money to help fund the Fireworks Show and a special mahalo to Councilmember, Jay Yoshimoto who generously contributed $10,000 of his discretionary funds.
In addition, The Hilo Jaycees are busy preparing for the upcoming Hawaii County Fair set for September 18 – 21, 2014 at the Ahfook Chinen Civic Auditorium. Proceeds derived from the Hawaii County Fair are used to fund Hawaii Island High School Scholarships, “The Biggest Easter Egg Hunt”, “Adopt A School Day” programs and other service projects to the community throughout the year.
On behalf of the County of Hawaii, we invite the public to come celebrate the end of summer at the “Family Fun Fest” on August 23rd at the Mo’oheau Park in Hilo. Let’s all pay tribute to family, fellowship and sparkle!
The “Family Fun Fest” is an alcohol, drug and litter free event coordinated in partnership with private enterprise, community organizations and government.
More information can be obtained by calling the Culture & Education Office at 961-8706.