July brings amazing weather and peak tourist season to the islands of Hawaii. While rain is very rare in July, you’ll find that Hawaii is incredibly crowded during this time of year. Daytime temperatures are perfect in the mid-80s, with lows dipping into the low 70s during the evening. July is also a phenomenal time to take in a stunning technicolor sunset along one of Hawaii’s pristine beaches. The ocean is balmy and calm, with water temperatures in the 80s, making this an excellent time for swimming and snorkeling in Hawaii.
While July is crowded throughout the month, the busiest time of the month is typically the 4th of July weekend, when families love to travel to Hawaii to celebrate America’s independence. Of course, the crowds bring higher accommodation prices, averaging between $380 and $395 per night. Airfare also tends to be more expensive during this time of year.
Hawaii is known for spectacular 4th of July fireworks displays. The 4th of July fireworks shows are total crowd pleasers, with average attendance being somewhere around 50,000 people. If you want to avoid crowds, there are plenty of other festivals to enjoy. You can have fun at the Pineapple Festival on Lanai, which includes booths, crafts, food, and entertainment. Or check out Koloa Plantation Days, a 10-day event on Kauai that celebrates uniting the varied cultural groups of Hawaii.