This page is updated for July 4th, 2018!
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 Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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 Close the Distance followed by Natalie Ai Kamauu 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.
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.
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 Hawaiian Soul. Keiki (kid) activities and raffle prizes will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family until sundown. The fireworks show begins after dark.
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.
Laie Day’s Fourth of July Parade, Fun & Fireworks (North Shore)
The Polynesian Cultural Center launches its first-ever July 4th fireworks show and celebration. Festivities start at 3pm with a parade from ByU-Hawaii to the Laie community and return to Hukilau Marketplace in the Polynesian Cultural Center. The floats will be parked there for guests to take photos. The celebration continues with family-fun activities, live entertainment and dance. The featured local bands will be Kekoa Kane, Josh Tatofi, Kapena and B.E.T. Fireworks will begin at 9pm. Admission is free and open to all ages. Food and beverages available for purchase. For more information, see this link.
Kailua July 4th Parade, Fireworks and Airshow
The Kailua Parade starts at 10am. Later in the day, Skydivers jump at 6pm and fireworks begin at 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. See this link for more information and this link for parking and shuttle information.
Ko Olina Fireworks
To be determined.
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 stone Temple Pilots 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 8:40pm. For more details see this link.
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