Ooh! Aah! Kaboom! Here's a list of dazzling Hawaii Fourth of July fireworks showsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Fourth of July festivities will soon be under way in the 50th state. 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 list of the large-scale get-togethers that include fireworks displays. Happy Independence Day from the entire HAWAII Magazine ohana!
Get your pyrotechnics fix a day early on Tuesday at downtown Honolulu's Aloha Tower Marketplace annual Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display. Live music and assorted festivities begin at 5 p.m. The Marketplace’s fireworks show over Honolulu Harbor (pictured, below) starts at 8:45 p.m. For more information, click here.
The biggest (1,800 shells from three platforms) fireworks display in the state is marking its 21th annual Independence Day event. Live music at Ala Moana’s Center Stage will feature Nathan Aweau, Star Kalahiki, Eric Lee, Jody Kamisato, Danny Couch, Natalie Ai Kamauu and Sean Naauau. At 5 p.m., the entertainment will continue on the Makai-Ewa parking deck with performances by the Pacific Fleet Ceremonial Band, Holunape, Hapa, Na Palapalai and A Touch of Gold. The fireworks show starts at 8:30 p.m. (pictured, at top and bottom) at neighboring Ala Moana Beach Park. Tune in to KRTR 96.3 FM (Krater 96) for a fireworks soundtrack. For a complete schedule of Ala Moana Center’s Independence Day festivities, click here.
At Maunalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai. Entertainment begins at 1 p.m., with local food vendors, Maunalua Talk Story about history and culture of area, kids’ bike parade, watermelon-eating contest, live entertainment with hula halau (hula group) and other local performers. Fireworks start at 8 p.m. For more information, click here.
Festivities at the North Shore’s Turtle Bay Resort get under way at 10:45 a.m. with the 34th annual Hio He e Nalu Paddleboard and Stand-up Paddle Race. Family-fun events start at 4 p.m., and the fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. A party, featuring a performance by Michael Rose, lead singer of Black Uhuru, is set to start at 9 p.m. at Surfer, The Bar. For more information, click here.
41st annual 4th of July Spectacular, Schofield Barracks
Festivities based at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, will start with an 8 a.m. 5K run, followed by a children’s 1-mile run at 9 a.m. Among the attractions opening at 10 a.m. are a ride midway, pony rides, games and food booths. The concert is slated to begin at 4 p.m. with Hoobastank taking the stage, followed by Jack’s Mannequin at 5:35 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at 8:30 p.m., from the Commissary parking lot. If you go, please note that drivers and all passengers 16 years and older must show a valid state or federal government ID upon entrance at gates. For more details about the event, click here.
The Hickam Officers' Club is hosting a free event for military-affiliated personnel and their sponsored guests, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Among the daytime free activities: “Xpress train,” airbrush tattoos, petting zoo, and pony rides. Food options available for purchase range from Ray's Kiawe Broiled Chicken to rotisserie beef and local plate lunch. At 7:15 p.m., "American Idol" winner David Cook will give a musical performance. Event and parking access is limited, but free shuttles will be available. The fireworks display, 8:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
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