Slather on the sunscreen, purchase your ahi and tako poke early and throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill … the Fourth of July weekend is here! And there’s no shortage of fireworks shows lighting up skies all over Hawaii this year.
Need to sate a 4th of July pyrotechnics fix?
Here's our complete list of free, open-to-the-public fireworks displays throughout the 50th State this weekend.
Happy Fourth of July from the entire HAWAII Magazine ohana!
If you’re in the mood to celebrate the 4th a day early, head to downtown Honolulu's Aloha Tower Marketplace tonight for its annual Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display.
Festivities and live music begin at 5 p.m., capped off by a performance from contemporary Hawaiian music duo HAPA at 8 p.m. The Marketplace’s fireworks show over Honolulu Harbor starts at 8:45 p.m. Tune in to Hawaiian KINE 105 FM for a simulcast of tunes synched to the display.
For more information, click here or call (808) 528-5700.
• In Waikiki, the Hilton Hawaiian Village's weekly fireworks display is set, as usual, for 7:45 p.m. at Duke Kahanamoku Beach.
The biggest fireworks display in the state is Ala Moana Center’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. Live music at Ala Moana’s Center Stage begins at noon. At 5 p.m., Hoku Zuttermeister, Natalie Ai Kamauu, B.E.T., Pali and other contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music acts will take over the shopping center's ocean-facing parking deck for a concert leading up to the evening’s headlining pyrotechnics
The shopping center’s fireworks show—one of the 25 largest displays in the U.S.— begins at 8:30 p.m., launched from three platforms at neighboring Ala Moana Beach Park. Tune in to KUMU 94.7 FM for a simulcast music soundtrack synched to the fireworks.
For a complete schedule of Ala Moana Center 4th of July festivities, click here or call (808) 955-9517.
• July 4th Parade, Festival, and Fireworks in Kailua. Kailua Beach Park. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m. (808) 261-7997. More info here.
• Maunalua Bay Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show. Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai. Entertainment begins at 2 p.m. Fireworks start at 8 p.m. Tune in to Hawaiian KINE 105 FM for a simulcast of tunes synched to the display. (808) 396-9226. More info here.
• Turtle Bay Resort Celebration and Fireworks. Fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m. (866) 827-5327. More info here.
• Schofield Barracks Fourth of July Spectacular and Centennial Celebration. Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. Fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m. (808) 655-0112. More info here.
Big Island of Hawaii
• Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and Fourth of July Extravaganza. Kings’ Shops, Waikoloa Beach Resort. (808) 886-8822. Fireworks at 8:30 p.m. More info here.
• Hilo 4th of July Fireworks. Show starts at 8 p.m. from nearby Moku Ola (Coconut Island). You can view the fireworks from the bayfront in Hilo town. (808) 935-0555
• Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m., from Kekuaokalani Gymnasium to the Coconut Grove Marketplace. The fireworks display over Kailua Bay begins at 8:30 p.m. (808) 345-2108. More info here.
20th Annual Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky. Vidinha Soccer Field, Lihue. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. (808) 245-7277. More info here. (Charge to watch from inside the soccer field.)
July 4th Fireworks and Celebration. Faye Ballpark, Kekaha. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. (808) 346-2342. More info here.
4th of July Fireworks in Lahaina. Lahaina Harbor and Lahaina Town. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m. (888) 310-1117 or (808) 667-9194. More info here.
Photos: Ala Moana Center Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks (top, middle), Aloha Tower Marketplace Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks (bottom)