Volcano July 4th parade

One of our highlights in the summer is the Volcano town July 4th parade. Unfortunately, we will arrive in Hawaii a few days late to go this year, but if you are there, you really should check it out.

It has the feel of a old-time small town Mayberry-type parade and is a lot of fun. After the parade there is a fun festival. The floats range from the local volunteer fire department to the local school. In years past there has also been that single man carrying a sign about child abuse (nothing too unfriendly, but strange). Hey, it’s all part of the quirks of a small town. Volcano is a great town. We always stand in front of a B&B we almost bought and moved to permanently 7 years ago (bid fell through).

When you go (and again, you really should), you can park along route 11 (new volcano road, mamalahoa highway) and walk a few blocks into town. The parade is along the old volcano road and turns left on Wright Rd. to the Cooper Community Center.


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It starts at 9am, make sure you are on time so you don’t miss anything. Definitely stay at the Cooper center for a nice market, carnival type booths and some great food and entertainment.

Its about a 45 minute drive from our house:


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Btw, those links in the paper I linked above are both wrong:
The Cooper Center link is: http://thecoopercenter.org/
Volcano Community Association is: http://www.volcanocommunity.org/

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