Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Hawaii

Several fireworks shows are planned throughout the state to end your Fourth of July holiday with a bang.

Note: Not all shows are open to the general public. Firing times are approximate and may be subject to change.

Oahu

Turtle Bay Resort at 8:30 p.m.
Gates open at 2 p.m. with live entertainment by Irie Love, Ron Artis II, Ka‘ala Boys and Bayonics. Eat the Street food trucks will be available on the West Lawn from 2-8 p.m. Parking costs $5 per vehicle. (Website)

Kailua Beach Park at 8 p.m.
At 6 p.m., the annual Twilight Airshow will be held over Kailua Bay featuring Hank Bruckner and Clint Churchill. At 6:30 p.m., the Marine Corps Marching Band performs. (Website)

Parking is available at four area schools: Lanikai Elementary, Kainalu Elementary, Kailua Intermediate and Kailua Elementary. A shuttle provided by Alexander & Baldwin will run from Macy’s parking lot to Kailua Elementary and down to Kailua Beach Shopping Center.

Magic Island, Ala Moana Regional Park, at 8:30 p.m.
Ala Moana Center’s 24th annual Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will be launched from three separate platforms at Ala Moana Beach Park. The center will also have live entertainment at Centerstage and savings throughout the weekend. (Details)

The city will allow limited overnight public access at Ala Moana Regional Park. (Details)

Parking options include:

  • Complimentary valet parking: Ala Moana Center offers free valet parking during mall hours on the Mall Level 2 outside Banana Republic, Morton’s The Steakhouse and Longhi’s Restaurant.
  • Ala Moana Pacific Center: Ala Moana Pacific Center will be available for free parking after 1 p.m. on July 4. The parking structure is located above Shokudo between Kapiolani Blvd. and Kona Street. Customers can enter via Kona Street behind Shokudo.
  • Ala Moana Building: Parking will also be available in the Ala Moana Building located above Bank of Hawaii after 1 p.m. on July 4. The entrance to this building is on Mall Level 2 across from Genki Sushi.

The Hawaii Convention Center will also open more than 600 parking stalls on July 4 between 6-10 p.m. The parking entrance is off Kalakaua Avenue. Cost is $10 per vehicle.

Ko Olina Resort at 8:30 p.m.*
Fireworks display provided for resort guests. The public access beach parking closes at sunset and street parking at Ko Olina Resort will be prohibited.

Schofield Barracks at 8:30 p.m.**
Activities begin at 10 a.m. with pony rides, a petting zoo, mechanical bull and surf riding, mini golf and a climbing wall. Live main stage entertainment includes Michelle Branch at 3 p.m. and Collective Soul at 5:05 p.m. (Website)

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at 9 p.m.**
Event begins at 3 p.m. at Ward Field and includes a car show, petting zoo, batting cage, trampoline and more, with live performances at 5 p.m. by Dishwalla, 7:30 p.m. by O.A.R., and performances and autograph sessions by Red Bull street bike stunt rider Aaron Colton at 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. (Website)

The public will be able to view the fireworks from the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s “Picnic on the Pier” event which begins at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic gear, food and drinks (no glass bottles or grills permitted) or purchase food and craft beers onsite. Adult $10 presale/$15 door, kids $5 presale/$10 door, table $150 presale only, VIP table $500 pre-sale only. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service will be available to those without base access from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. (Website)

*Fireworks display provided for resort guests only.
**Open to military personnel and their guests only.

Hawaii Island

Hilo Bay at 8 p.m.
Hilo Bay Blast 2015 kicks off at 7 a.m. with a “Salute to Our Veterans” 5k run/walk at Liliuokalani Gardens. A “Hot Rides Expo” in the parking lots and soccer field makai of Kamehameha Avenue will feature hundreds of vintage and modified classic cars. Coconut Island (Moku Ola) will be designated as this year’s Kupuna Viewing station. The Hawaii County Band performs in the bandstand at 7 p.m. Lihiwai Street will be closed throughout the day and Bayfront Highway will be closed from 6-10 p.m. Parking will be available at the Afook Chinen Civic area and free shuttle service will take visitors to and from the Bayfront area from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Call (808) 961-8706 for more information.

Waikoloa Beach Resort at 8 p.m.
A day-long family friendly event starts at 11 a.m. at Queen’s Marketplace with live entertainment, face painting, balloon sculpting and Zoo Choo train rides. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. At 3 p.m., the Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race kicks off, again to benefit UCPA. Then at 4:30 p.m., the gates open to Waikoloa Bowl for live entertainment by Beyond Paradise and Johnny Shots. (Flyer)

Kailua Bay at 8 p.m.
The 20th Annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Kekuaokalani Gym/Pool Complex, proceeds along Kuakini Highway to Palani Road, Alii Drive and ends near Walua Road, just past Coconut Grove Marketplace. A fireworks show takes place at 8 p.m. and organizers say its length will be determined by how much funding can be raised before the holiday. (Website)

Maui

Front Street, Lahaina, at 8 p.m.
Front Street will be closed between Baker and Hotel streets from 4-9 p.m. and will feature stilt walkers, face painters, balloon twisters and magicians. Live entertainment will be offered at Library Lawn with a karaoke contest at Wharf Cinema Center at 5 p.m. New this year, the LahainaTown Action Committee has extended the fireworks show to 12 minutes. (Website)

Kauai

Vidinha Soccer Field, Lihue, at 8:30 p.m.***
The 26th Annual Concert in the Sky is a fundraiser for Kauai Hospice. It runs from 4-9:30 p.m. and features live entertainment by John Cruz, Brother Noland and Henry Kapono. Advanced ticket sales are $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. At the gate ticket sales are $15 adults, $7 children 6-12. (Flyer)

Kekaha Faye Park at 9:30 p.m.***
This free event is open from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. with activities, food booths and more, and live entertainment from 4-10 p.m. Free admission, details TBD. (Facebook)

***Times subject to change.

Lanai

Dole Park at 9 p.m.

The fireworks show is the finale of the annual Lanai Pineapple Festival, which runs Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, 3-9 p.m. The free event features crafts, games, food booths, a pineapple cook-off and live entertainment, including a performance by Willie K from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday. A special late-night Expeditions Ferry will take Maui visitors back to Lahaina at 10 p.m., call (808) 661-3756 for reservations. (Website)

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