Hawaii Fourth of July events boom with fireworks

Hawaii’s skies will be filled with fireworks this Friday for the Fourth of July holiday.

If you’re on Oahu and want to get the party started early, Aloha Tower Marketplace has its Pre-Independence Day Celebration tonight at 5 p.m., with fireworks above Honolulu Harbor at 9 p.m.

But if you’d rather wait for the date, here’s a list of 4th of July events in Hawaii, by island:

Fourth of July Fireworks and Concert. Ala Moana Shopping Center (concert) and Ala Moana Beach Park (fireworks show). (808) 955-9517. The music is simulcast on KUMU 94.7 FM.

Independence Day at Maunalua Bay. Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai. (808) 927-3496

Kailua 4th of July Parade and Festival. Kainalu Drive to Kailua District Park. (808) 261-2727

Other places around Oahu to watch fireworks: Kapolei, Maili Beach Park, Hickam Air Force Base, Schofield Barracks, Turtle Bay Resort and Kaneohe Bay Marine Base.

Big Island:
Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and Fourth of July Extravaganza. Kings’ Shops, Waikoloa Beach Resort. (808) 886-8811 or (808) 532-6744

Volcano Village July 4 Parade and Celebration. Volcano Post Office to Cooper Center. (808) 982-7317 or (808) 985-9508

Turtle Independence Day. Mauna Lani Resort. (808) 881-7911

Parker Ranch July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea. (808) 885-5669

Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. Palani Road to Alii Drive to Coconut Grove Marketplace. (808) 345-2108

Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky. Vidinha Soccer Field, Lihue. (808) 245-7277

Fourth of July Fireworks. Lahaina Harbor and Town. (888) 310-1117 or (808) 667-9194

Weekend Events:
July 4-6: BayFest 2008. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Oahu. (808) 254-7679

For those of you who can’t be in Hawaii tomorrow, here’s some video of last year’s fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park/Magic Island.

Happy birthday, America!

Photo by Ed Yee, courtesy of Aloha Tower Marketplace/
Video by Jamie Char