July 31, 2010|Cynthia Saylor|Big Island Communities: Events
Billfish Parade To Signal Start of 51st HIBT
On Sunday, August 1, the Billfish Parade in Kailua-Kona, the "Blue Marlin Capital of the Pacific," will mark the beginning of the 51st annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. The parade will start at 2:30 pm at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and wind its way through Kailua Village, ending at Hualalai Road.
“We invite the entire community, young and old, to come and bring their families to this fun-filled parade. Teams are excited to be here in beautiful Kona, fishing 5 great days and look forward to the smiles that await them at the parade,” said HIBT Founder Peter Fithian. “The tournament also recognizes the long standing tradition of the Billfish Parade and really sees this parade as the official start of the 51st Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament.”
Participating in the parade will be teams from Australia, South Africa, Tahiti, New Zealand, Korea,... Read More
TagsBig Island, blue marlin, Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, HIBT, Kailua-Kona, Peter Fithian