This trip is something that I really want to do…and still might!

I think the story of Pele the Volcano Goddess is mesmerizing. There ancient petroglyphs, chants and oral history tales that tell of Pele’s and her explosions of lava. I just wrote an article for a client on Kilauea Volcano and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Did you know that Kilauea has been erupting for over 30 years? Yeah, since January 1983. And since 1952 she has erupted 34 times? That makes Kilauea among the most active volcanoes in the world and possibly the MOST active.

Best Fireworks in the World Courtesy of Pele the Volcano Goddess

I think the best fireworks show on this 4th of July would be during a night time tour of the Volcano. You could see Kilauea and Pele in all their glory. The red hot magma spattering and flowing would be awesome.

  • Kilauea is 4, 190 feet above sea level.
  • The Hawaiian word Kilauea means “spewing” or “much spreading” in regards to the lava that flows from her.


The Halemaumau Crater is the home of Pele-The Goddess. It is a place that is to be deeply revered and respected. In 1967, the crater filled with lava that eventually dispersed or drained away.

There are numerous Night time Lava Viewing Tours on the Big Island. You can hike, bike, boat or ride depending on when you go and who you book your tour with.

Why is this the Perfect 4th of July Trip Fireworks Trip?

• Well, there are few places on earth where you can actually see lava in real life and not on television. The Big Island of Hawaii is one of those places.
• Hawaii is part of the United States.
• The 4th of July is the American Independence Day.
• Fireworks and bonfires are a popular way of celebrating the 4th of July in the US.
• Spewing and spit lava form a natural firework event that WILL NEVER be duplicated again in your lifetime.

See how I just connected the dots for you?

Disclaimer: This isn’t actually a firework show on the Big Island of Hawaii. I’m talking about watching real lava flow and spit at night. I hope that you understood that…

Disclaimer: I don’t currently endorse or represent any tour company or hotel on the Big Island or any of the Hawaiian Islands.

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  1. Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii is awesome! We’ve been fortunate to see the hot red lava moving across the road. It would be a great “natural” place to celebrate this July 4th…

  2. Thanks for this post! I saw the volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 20 years ago. (Oh, I feel so old.) However, I remember it was so cool back in the day and am sure I’d appreciate it even more now. Happy Independence Day. 🙂

    • Julie,

      Thanks for stopping by and reading! I agree, Hawaii (to me) is the coolest place on Earth. I’m just mad at myself for not moving here sooner. LOL. It’s a natural wonder that everyone should experience at least once…if not move here!

      Thanks again!


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