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


Oahu is typically a fantastic place to be for July 4th, unfortunately with COVID-19, the large events and fireworks shows have been cancelled for 2020.

July 4th Pearl Harbor Fireworks – Very Unlikely

Per KHON article on June 9, 2020, a fireworks show is/was planned for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor for 2020. As of June 29, 2020, we cannot find any details of a fireworks show in Pearl Harbor. In fact, in a Facebook post of July 4th week events by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, there is no mention of fireworks. Also, they confirm in the comments of that Facebook post that there will be “no fireworks this year unfortunately.”

The following events are cancelled for 2020

July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (nearest fireworks to Waikiki) CANCELLED for 2020

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) – CANCELLED for 2020

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 – CANCELLED for 2020

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

Ko Olina Fireworks – CANCELLED for 2020

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

Oahu Military Celebrations for July 4th – TBD for 2020

4th of July Celebration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sponsored by USAA – TBD  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. Per this post on Facebook there will not be any show. These are the Independence Week celebrations planned for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for 2020.

4th of July Spectacular at Weyland Field at Schofield Barracks

Per KHON, fireworks at Schofield Barracks is cancelled. Check this link for potential other events.



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