How Hawaii will celebrate the Fourth


Hawaii’s largest fireworks display takes place each 4th of July along the beach in Waikiki.

(Ala Moana Center)

If you’re in Hawaii for the Fourth of July, you can celebrate with fireworks, concerts and even an air show.

The state’s largest fireworks display is the Ala Moana Center Fireworks Spectacular in Waikiki on Oahu. Fireworks will be launched from three platforms along Ala Moana Beach beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, the shopping center will provide live entertainment at its Centerstage venue. Drill Team Hawaii, an all-girl, precision dance team, performs at 3 p.m.

Other acts include Natalie Ai Kamauu (4 p.m.), Aiden James and the Rising Sons (5 p.m.) and Rocky Brown and DeShannon Higa (6 p.m.).


Maui’s only fireworks display starts at 8 p.m. along the waterfront in Lahaina. The pyrotechnics will be fired from an offshore barge. Spectators often charter boats to view the show from the water. Excellent vantage points can also be found along Front Street.

Lahaina’s Fourth of July celebration also includes band performances at various places around town throughout the day.

On the Big Island, Independence Day will see the return of the Kailua Fireworks and Air Show along Kailua Bay. The twilight air show gets underway at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks at 8 p.m.

On the other side of the island, a pyrotechnics show also gets underway at 8 p.m. along the shorefront in Hilo.


The displays in Honolulu, Lahaina, Kailua and Hilo are free.

Kauai’s biggest annual event is the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky, which will be July 4 at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field in Lihue.

Several bands, including the popular Rough Riders, will perform starting at 4 p.m. A 20-minute fireworks show synchronized to an original music score wraps up the evening’s festivities.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for kids 6-12.

In early July, the sun sets at around 7:15 p.m. in Hawaii.

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