What’s going on for the 4th of July 2024 in Hawaii?

If you’re celebrating Independence Day in Hawaii, you’ll find lots of family-friendly activities, live concerts and spectacular fireworks! Let’s take a look at the top events happening across the Hawaiian Islands this 4th of July.


You’ll have a great choice of celebrations with fireworks that are free and open to the public. See our Oahu July 4th guide for details and a more comprehensive list of what’s planned for 2024. Here are some of the top events with fireworks that are free and open to the public:

  • US Army Garrison Hawaii’s Independence Day Celebration at Scofield Barracks is open to the public again this year. They plan several live concerts, including the headliner, Stone Temple Pilots. They plan a great fireworks show, too. See this link for more information.
  • North Shore Chamber of Commerce is organizing their 3rd Annual Haleiwa 4th of July Community Festival. It will include a vintage car show, kids zone, live music and a fireworks show. See this link for more details.
  • In Laie, the Hukilau Marketplace hosts a 4th of July celebration with inflatables, concerts and fireworks. See this link for more details.
  • Kailua Town hosts their 75th Annual Independence Day Parade in the morning and their traditional fireworks show in the evening.

So those are the top events with fireworks that are free and open to the public. See our guide of Oahu’s July 4th events for even more events and details.


Due to the August 2023 wildfires, sadly and understandably, the island’s tradition of 4th of July fireworks from Lahaina will not take place. Lahaina is still in the early stages of recovery.

There will be a fireworks show in the Wailea area, though it is privately organized. Folks will be able to see the fireworks from afar and tour boats are offering special tours to see this fireworks show from the water. See our Maui guide of July 4th events for more activities and information.

Hawaii, Big Island

Whether you’re on the Hilo side or the Kona side of Hawaii Island, you’ll find a great fireworks show that’s free and open to the public. Here’s a quick summary of those events:

  • Kailua-Kona hosts their annual 4th of July parade followed by fireworks over Kailua Bay. The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. and the fireworks set off from a barge at 8:00 p.m.
  • Hilo Bay Blast is an all-day event with festivities starting as early at 7:00 a.m. and finishing off with fireworks over beautiful Hilo Bay at 8:00 p.m.

A couple of other events we want to highlight are:

  • The annual Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race that benefits the Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii
  • The 60th annual Fourth of July Rodeo and Horse Races at Parker Ranch

Learn more about those events and even more by checking out our Hawaii, Big Island July 4th events guide.


On Kauai you can celebrate the holiday with fireworks shows on both July 3rd and 4th. Here’s where to catch them:

July 3rd – America’s Most West Freedom Fest includes fun activities, concerts and the “best fireworks show on the island” at the PMRF at Barking Sands. The featured concert is Hawaii’s own, American Idol winner — Iam Tongi. See this link for more details.

July 4th – Annual Concert In the Sky features concerts and a fireworks show. Tickets are required as this is a fundraising event for Kauai Hospice. See this link for more details.

Where will you be celebrating Independence Day this year?

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