July 4th 2016 Fireworks & Events for Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu

This article lists fireworks and celebrations for July 4, 2016. We have created this new page to list Oahu July 4th events for 2018.

What’s happening on Oahu for July 4th? Lot’s of awesome Independence Day events — that’s what’s happening! We’ve got the lowdown on the island’s best July 4th celebrations – from patriotic picnics in Pearl Harbor to top notch fireworks from the beach.

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

One of Hawaii’s best July 4th fireworks display is hosted by Ala Moana Center from Ala Moana Beach Park. In it’s 25th year, this annual Fourth of July Celebration promises to please both locals and visitors alike.

Prior to the big fireworks show, Ala Moana Center hosts musical entertainment. Shoppers can enjoy 25% savings pass. See this link for details.

The Fireworks Spectacular launches from three separate platforms at Ala Moana Beach Park beginning at 8:30pm. The show is free and open to the public. For music to accompany the fireworks, tune into KSSK 92.3.

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.

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 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 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.

Musical artists Jeremy Cheng and Alex Oasay are scheduled to entertain guests starting at 6pm. The fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9:05pm.

You can bring your own blankets, beach chairs and picnic foods and drinks. For tickets and 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. 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 Air Show

Plans are in the works for fireworks again this year. Details are TBD. See this link for more information.

Oahu Military Celebrations for July 4th

The 45th annual 4th of July Spectacular is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. This two-day event includes concerts, rides, games, food, fireworks and more. Musical entertainers include Kelsea Ballerni on July 3rd and Daughtry on July 4th. Fireworks are set to display at 8:30pm on the fourth. For more details see this link.

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.

Ko Olina July 4th Fireworks

A fireworks show over the beautiful Ko Olina lagoon fronting the new Four Seasons Oahu Resort and Disney Aulani Resort is set to begin at 8:30pm. Consider making a lovely night of it (and secure parking) by dining at one of these two resorts earlier and enjoying a beautiful Ko Olina sunset.


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Have a safe and happy July 4th!

  1. Do u know if the mayors office mentioned anything about if they are allowing camping onthe third of july line years past?

    1. Plans and details for events like these don’t normally get announced until just a few weeks prior…sometimes even less. Subscribe to our free newsletter so you’ll know when this year’s events have been announced.

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