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

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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 Thursday, July 4, 2019.

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 Hoku Zuttermeister at 4pm and Maunalua at 5pm. The Fireworks Spectacular launches from 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. The music will cover popular melodies from the past six decades to celebrate Ala Moana Center’s 60th anniversary. 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 (until 6:30pm) or walk.

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. Other catamarans from Waikiki Beach may also offer special fireworks cruises.

Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki is hosting a Rock the Lagoon party that’s free for everyone. It includes performances by local musicians, games and a nice view of the Ala Moana Fireworks Spectacular. Food and drink will be available for purchase. See this link for more information.

Laie Day’s Fourth of July Parade, Fun & Fireworks (North Shore)

The Polynesian Cultural Center hosts it’s second annual July 4th fireworks show and celebration at their Hukilau Marketplace. The family-friendly fun  start at 4pm with kid’s  activities and live entertainment.  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 Fireworks 

Fireworks are planned for Kailua Bay at 8pm. Check this link for further details.

Ko Olina Fireworks

Per KHON, there will be fireworks offshore at 8:30pm.

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

Bring a 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.

Enjoy live music from Hawaiian Soul and free tours of the Mighty Mo. The fireworks show begins after dark.

You can bring your own blankets, beach chairs and picnic foods and drinks. Glassware and glass bottles, grills, tents, umbrellas are not 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.

Oahu Military Celebrations for July 4th

4th of July Celebration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sponsored by USAA is open to all military-affiliated personnel and their sponsored guests. Free activities and entertainment for all. The featured band, Vertical Horizon, 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 events 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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