CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Veterans including Louis Balasanos, above, rode in the annual Independence Day parade in Kailua yesterday.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Fireworks illuminated the sky over Maunalua Bay on Sunday.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM At right, 8-year-old Mahea Iverson, left, smiled while holding a sparkler during Fourth of July festivities at Maunalua Bay.
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Fireworks exploded over Magic Island as spectators watched from Ala Moana Beach Park on Sunday.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Tyler Meredith, left, and her sister, Tyrae, waited for the 64th Annual Kailua Independence Day Parade to start yesterday with Braven Hopkins and Jordy Smith, right. The parade was sponsored by the Kailua Chamber of Commerce and featured 500 marchers, 70 vehicles, 15 floats and five bands.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Darrell Large, dressed as Uncle Sam, offered a salute as he paraded down Kainalu Avenue in Kailua yesterday.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Gevanna Lewis strutted down Kainalu Avenue yesterday during the Kailua parade.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Hokulani marched with his owner, Norman Dung, during the Kailua parade yesterday.