July 4th Fireworks & Events for Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu 2017

If you like celebrating July 4th with food, fun and, of course, FIREWORKS, Oahu is a fantastic place to be! Here are the special Oahu events happening for Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (nearest fireworks to Waikiki)

Sponsored by Ala Moana Center, this fireworks show is one the biggest in the state of Hawaii and rated as one of the top 25 fireworks shows in the USA.

Centerstage entertainment starts at 3pm with Hawaiian Soul followed by Hoku Zuttermeister at 4pm and Maunalua at 5pm. The Fireworks Spectacular will launch from three separate platforms off Ala Moana Beach Park at 8:30pm. Spectators can tune in to FM 92.3 KSSK for a live soundtrack that will accompany the fireworks display. This event is free and open to the public.

Ala Moana Center is located at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu. To get there from Waikiki, you can drive, take the bus or trolley or walk. See this link for transportation options. Note these special parking and transportation advisements from Ala Moana Center for July 4th: “Shoppers should be advised of the following parking and transportation updates that will be in effect on Tuesday, July 4. The Ala Moana Building (Bank of Hawaii) and Ala Moana Pacific Center (Shokudo Building) will offer free parking after 1 p.m. Visitors leaving Ala Moana Center should exit toward the mauka side of the property. All exits along Ala Moana Boulevard will be closed. Both Ala Moana Boulevard and Kona Street will be closed by 8 p.m. The Mauka Trolley Depot and Bloomingdale’s Trolley Depot will close at 6:30 p.m. The Ala Moana Boulevard Trolley Depot will close at 7:30 p.m.”

If you are staying in Waikiki, the Ala Moana Center fireworks show is the closest one to Waikiki Beach. The fireworks are potentially visible from various Waikiki locations. Ask the concierge at your resort for viewing advice.

For a view of the fireworks from the water, the Star of Honolulu and the Dolphin Star and Atlantis Adventures are offering special fireworks cruises.

July 4th Pearl Harbor Fireworks & Picnic on the Pier by the Mighty Mo

Bring your own picnic to the to enjoy on the pier beside of the USS Battleship Missouri, which is more affectionately known as the Mighty Mo. If you don’t want to bring a picnic, food and drink will be available for purchase.

Live music from Kalei Gamiao and special guests, Jon Yamasato & Lopaka Colon. Keiki (kid) activities,and raffle prizes will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family until sundown. The fireworks show begins at shortly after 9:00pm and will culminate a memorable Fourth of July evening at America’s last battleship.

You can bring your own blankets, beach chairs and picnic foods and drinks. No glass bottles or grills are allowed. Tickets are $10 for adults pre-sale (or $15 at the door) and $5 for children pre-sale (or $10 at the door.) For more information, see this link.

Turtle Bay July 4th Celebration on the North Shore

Turtle Bay Resort will host live music, food and a grand fireworks show from the West Lawn. This event is free and open to the public. Note that food is available for purchase and $10 parking fee may apply. The fireworks show is set to begin at 8pm.  Turtle Bay Resort is located at 57-091 Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku on Oahu’s North Shore. See this link for more details.

Kailua July 4th Fireworks and Airshow

The acrobatic airshow begins at 5:45pm followed by a 6:30 performance of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band at Kailua Beach Park. Fireworks begin at 8pm. See this link for parking and shuttle information.

Ko Olina Fireworks

The resorts and restaurants will be offering special July 4th dining with fireworks lighting up the sky above Ko Olina Lagoon One at 8:30pm. If you’re going for dinner in Ko Olina before the fireworks, reservations are highly recommended.

Oahu Military Celebrations for July 4th

4th of July Celebration at Ward Field Sponsored by USAA is open to all military-affiliated personnel and their sponsored guests. The celebration will be held at Ward Field  includes live entertainment, a petting zoo, Xpress Train and more. Headliner Three Days Grace will perform at 7:30pm. The fireworks display is set for 9pm. For more details see this link.

4th of July Spectacular at Weyland Field at Schofield Barracks’ Independence Day event includes concerts, rides, games, food, fireworks and more. Fireworks are set to display at 8:30pm. For more details see this link.

Notes:

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