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

Oahu is typically a fantastic place to be for July 4th. Along with everything else, COVID-19 has thrown a big proverbial monkey wrench into Oahu’s usual July 4th festivities. Unfortunately with Oahu’s COVID-19 restrictions, public fireworks shows that might draw big crowds were canceled for July 4, 2021. Will there be fireworks shows again in 2022? We will have to wait until closer to July 4th, 2022 to see what, if any, restrictions remain in place. 

Oahu has a re-opening tier system which limits the amount of people who can gather based on the COVID-19 case counts. Thankfully case counts are trending downward on Oahu, however, even on the least restrictive tier, Tier 5, gatherings are limited to 75 people if outdoors. Unless there are any modifications to that restriction, it will be very unlikely that public events will take place with these limitations. 

The following information is from July 4th 2021. This page will be updated in June 2022 with information for July 4th 2022. Subscribe to our free newsletters to stay up to date on potential July 4th events as well as our ongoing helpful Hawaii travel information. Carefully enter your email address here to receive our free newsletters. (You may unsubscribe at any time via clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter.)

Public events canceled for 2021

  • We have confirmed that Ala Moana Center will not be hosting their annual fireworks spectacular at Honolulu’s Ala Moana Beach Park on July 4th. Traditionally, this is the largest fireworks show in all of Hawaii.
  • Kailua Fireworks show is cancelled.

July 4th events for Oahu’s military communities:

The military communities have planned some excellent fireworks shows this year. These events are reserved for Department of Defense ID cardholders and their eligible guests. The public may watch these fireworks shows from afar, but not on base.

  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor & Hickam  will host many festive activities  between July 1st – 5th. A fireworks show is planned for 8:30pm on July 4th. See this link for more information. Note that events are tentative and subject to change without notice.
  • Schofield Barracks will host July 4th fireworks show starting at 8:40pm. See this page for more information.
  • Kaneohe Bay MCBH will host a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza choreographed to music starting at 8:30pm. See this link for more information.

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