KABOOM in the Islands! A list of Hawaii 4th of July fireworks shows

Happy 234th birthday America!

The Fourth of July weekend is here! And if you’re looking for fireworks shows, you’ll find them on four islands this year — Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.

Here's our complete list of free, open-to-the-public fireworks displays throughout the 50th State for the July 4th weekend.

Happy Fourth of July from the entire HAWAII Magazine ohana!

July 2


It’s not technically a 4th of July fireworks show. But the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s weekly fireworks display will go on as usual in Waikiki, at 7:45 p.m., Friday, at Duke Kahanamoku Beach. We just thought you should know.

July 3


A whole slate of July 4th fireworks shows not enough for you? Sate your pyrotechnics fix a day early on Saturday at downtown Honolulu's Aloha Tower Marketplace annual Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display.

Live music and assorted festivities begin at 3 p.m. The Marketplace’s fireworks show over Honolulu Harbor (pictured, above) starts at 8:45 p.m. Hawaiian music station KINE 105 FM will simulcast a playlist of tunes synched to the display.

For more information, click here or call (808) 528-5700.

hawaii_fourth_of_july_fireworks_shows_2010July 4


If you’re out to find the biggest (1,800 shells from three platforms) fireworks display in the state, Ala Moana Center’s annual Fourth of July Celebration is it. Live music at Ala Moana’s Center Stage begins at noon, with John Cruz, Sean Naauao and others through the afternoon. At 5 p.m., the U.S. Navy Military Band, Makana, Anuhea, Natural Vibrations, Amy Hanaialii and other acts will take over a stage on the center's ocean-facing parking deck for live music leading up to the pryro spectacular (pictured, right).

Ala Moana Center’s fireworks show—according to the center, one of the 25 largest displays in the U.S.— begins at 8:30 p.m. at neighboring Ala Moana Beach Park. Tune in to KUMU 94.7 FM for a 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 and Fireworks in Kailua
Parade through Kailua town begins at 10 a.m. Fireworks off Kailua Beach Park (pictured, below) start launching at 8 p.m. (808) 261-7997. More info here.

• Independence Day at Maunalua Bay
At Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. Entertainment begins at 1 p.m, headlined by Maunalua (the group) and Jake Shimabukuro. 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 4th of July Celebration
At the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore. Live music from Kaala Boys and Kapena begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks scheduled for 8 p.m. (866) 827-5327. More info here.

• Schofield Barracks 4th of July Spectacular
At Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. Smash Mouth concert at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (808) 655-0111/0112. More info here.

hawaii_fourth_of_july_fireworks_shows_2010Big Island of Hawaii

• Family Fourth  Celebration at Queen’s MarketPlace
At Queen’s MarketPlace, Waikoloa Beach Resort. Kids activities from 10 a.m. Live entertainment from 11 a.m. Fireworks at 8 p.m. (808) 886-8822. More info here.

• Hilo Bay 4th of July Fireworks
At Hilo bayfront. Fireworks start at 8 p.m. from nearby Moku Ola (Coconut Island). You can view the fireworks virtually anywhere from the bayfront in Hilo town.

• 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 lights up Kailua-Kona Bay between 8 and 8:30 p.m. More info here.


• 21st Annual Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky
At Vidinha Soccer Field, Lihue. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. (808) 245-7277. More info here. (Entry charge to watch from inside the soccer field.)

• July 4th Fireworks and Celebration
At Faye Ballpark, Kekaha. Activities, food booths and craft demonstrations open at 10 a.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. More info here.


• 4th of July Fireworks in Lahaina
At Lahaina Harbor and Lahaina Town. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m. The fireworks are visible from throughout Lahaina Town, but are best along the Front Street seawall and Lahaina Library lawn.

Photos: Aloha Tower Marketplace Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks (top), Ala Moana Center Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks (middle), Chad Heronemus and Megan Aho for Kailua 4th of July Parade & Fireworks (bottom)