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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectaculars in Hawaii

By: Kaitlin Kogachi & Rich Meiers


Ala Moana Center: Wednesday, July 4 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.)

Ala Moana Center is hosting their 21st annual Fourth of July fireworks spectacular, the largest in Hawaii. Their show has been named among the top 25 shows in the country and is the only Hawaii fireworks show to launch from three different platforms in Ala Moana Beach Park. Seating is open to the public on a first come, first served basis at Ala Moana Center's Makai-Ewa parking deck. A live soundtrack on Krater 96, KRTR FM will accompany the fireworks show. The festivities will also include live entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Pacific Fleet Ceremonial Band, Holunape, Hapa, Na Palapalai, and A Touch of Gold will perform on the Makai-Ewa parking deck until the fireworks show begins.

*** The Hawai‘i Convention Center will open its parking garage to the public for extended hours on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, to provide additional parking for the Fourth of July holiday celebration and fireworks display at Ala Moana Beach Park.

 The garage, which is accessible from Kalakaua Avenue, will be open for non-reserved public parking until 10:30 p.m. for $5 per vehicle for one-time entry, cash only. The maximum vehicle height is 8'11," and ADA accessible parking is available in Row A of the garage.

Maunalua Bay: Wednsday July 4 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks show at 8 p.m.)

Come celebrate Independence Day at Maunalua Bay Beach Park with friends and family. The event will feature local food vendors, historical and cultural activities, games, keiki bike parade, watermelon-eating contest, and live entertainment. Local organizations will also attend to provide information on sustainability, shoreline preservation, and legacy lands. For more information, contact Dianne Glei at 224-8357 or

Kailua: Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The 66th annual July 4th parade will certainly spread the patriotic spirit along Kainalu Drive. The parade will include 200 marchers, 40 vehicles, 40 floats and four bands. A variety of organizations will participate in the festivities, including churches, scouts, clubs, dance studios, war veterans, and politicians. John Keene, Castle hospital's development director, has teamed up with Kailua chiropractor Chip Abbadessa to coordinate this year's parade. The parade will begin at Kainalu Drive at Omao Street, continue along Kainalu Drive, and end at Kailua Intermediate School. Police will close roads at 9 a.m. on Kainalu Drive. For more information, contact the Kailua Chamber of Commerce at 261-7997.

Turtle Bay Resort: Wednesday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (fireworks show at 8 p.m.)

The sky will light up on the North Shore with the brilliant fireworks display provided by Turtle Bay Resort. The crowd will love the free activities, community booths, entertainment, special military displays, and delicious food at the event. Live entertainment begins at 4 p.m. with Autumn Complex, followed by Kamaka Trio at 5 p.m. and Kapena at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks show will conclude the festivities from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local vendors will treat guests with their best flavors from 4 p.m. until dark. Free parking is available by the stables and activities on the West Lawn.For more information, go to

Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks: Wednesday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.)

The festivities at the 41st Schofield Barracks 4th of July Celebration will begin as early as 8 a.m. with the 5K run followed by the Children's 1-Mile Run at 9 a.m. Games and Ride Midway, Crafts and New Products Bazaar, DECA Farmers Market, Mini PX, food booths, pony rides, mechanical bull riding, and Sponsor Tent-Car Giveaway Drawing sign-up will open at 10 a.m. The concert begins at 4 p.m. with Hoobastank taking the stage, followed by Jacks Mannequin at 5:35 p.m. The fireworks show will light up the night at  8:30 p.m. from the Commissary parking lot. For more information about the event, go to The schedule is as following:

6:30 a.m. – Late registration for 5K run/packet pick-up

8:00 a.m. – 5K Run. Registration for Children's 1 Mile Run

9:00 a.m. – Children's 1 Mile Run. Information booths, including Event T-shirt sales, ATM, and Lost & Found open.

10:00 a.m. – Games and Ride Midway, Crafts and New Products Bazaar (until 6 p.m.), DECA Farmers Market (until 6 p.m.), Mini PX (until 6 p.m.), Food Booths (until 9 p.m.), Pony Rides (until 6:30 p.m.), Mechanical Bull Riding (until 7 p.m.), Sponsor Tent-Car Giveway Drawing sign-up (until 5 p.m.)

10:30 a.m. – Family & MWR Youth Puppet Show at MWR Stage

11:30 a.m. – Military Working Dog Demonstrations

12:00 p.m. – 25th ID Band at MWR Stage

1:00 p.m. – CYSS Rock School Program featuring EMKE at MWR Stage

2:30 p.m. – Dita Holifield at Tony Group Autoplex Main Stage

3:30 p.m. – Sky Dive Hawaii at Tony Group Autoplex Main Stage

5:30 p.m. – Flag Retreat at Tony Group Autoplex Main Stage

5:35 p.m. – Jacks Mannequin at Tony Group Autoplex Main Stage

7:00 p.m. – Tony Group Autoplex prize drawing at Tony Group Autoplex Main Stage

7:30 p.m. – 25th ID Band Concert, 1812 Overture, 50 State Patriotic Salute at Tony Group Autoplex Main Stage

8:30 p.m. – Fireworks show from the Commissary parking lot

Please note the following rules:

Drivers and all passengers 16 years and older must show a valid State or Federal Government ID upon entrance at gates.

All coolers, backpacks, and bags may be inspected at anytime while on Scholfield Barracks.

No personal fireworks or pets are allowed.

Open flame or charcoal cooking is only permitted in the reserved picnic areas.

Umbrellas and canopies must be lowered when entertainment begins.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam: Wednesday, July 4 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.)

The Hickam Officers' Club is honoring Independence Day with a free event for military-affiliated personnel and their sponsored guests. The free activities include Xpress train, Airbrush Tatto, petting zoo, and pony rides. Other activities will include Xtreme Fun Inflatables, rides, games, JT's Mobile Mini Golv, Ultimate Air Ball, and Mobile gamer Guys. A variety of delicious food options will be available, including carnival treats, plate lunch, Ray's Kiawe Broiled Chicken, and Rotisserie Beef. The activities will end around 6:30 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., "American Idol" winner David Cook will give his free concert. Event and parking access is limited, but free shuttles will be available. Park at BX/Garden shop for wheelchair and handicapped access. Please note barbecues, tents, glass, umbrellas, animals, outside alcoholic beverages, and coolers are not allowed. For more information, go to


Lahaina: Wednesday, July 4 at 8 pm

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 12th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Lahaina. While walking through Lahaina Town, guests will enjoy the July 4th specials many restaurants and town shops are offering. Throughout the afternoon, a variety of bands will give free concerts, and at 8 p.m., the fireworks spectacular will dazzle the night.

Big Island

Kailua Bay, Kailua-Kona: Wednesday, July 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks show at 8 p.m.)

To kick off the Fourth of July celebration, the Kailua-Kona Community Parade Committee is hosting the Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade will carry the festive spirit from Kekuaokalani Gym along Alii Drive all the way past Coconut Grove. The fireworks show at 8 p.m. will surely make for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration. For more information and to view the parade route, go to

Waikoloa Beach Resort: Wednesday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (fireworks show at 8 p.m.) 

Come celebrate Family Fourth at Queens' Marketplace with live entertainment, balloon-sculpting by Balloon Monsoon, treats, and the Zoo Choo. The all-day event begins at 11 a.m. At 8 p.m., Johnny Shot will give a concert to accompany the fireworks display over Waikoloa Bowl at Queens' Gardens. End the night with some soothing music from Full Circle until 9:30 p.m. The proceeds will benefit The Food Basket, Hawaii Island's Food Bank. For more information, call 808-866-8822. The entertainment schedule is as following:

11:00 a.m. – Honokaa HS Legacy Band

12:00 p.m. – Salsa Latinos

2:00 p.m. – I'land Boiz

3:00 p.m. – Life in Pursuit

4:40 p.m. – Vizion 20/20

8:00 p.m. – Fireworks show

8:30 p.m. – Full Circle

Hilo: Wednesday, July 4 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (fireworks show at 8 p.m.)

The 2012 Hilo Bay Blast is sure to be a fun-filled day with activities planned for all ages. The action kicks off with a 7 a.m. 5K run at Liliuokalani Gardens. The two-day Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-Off will commence at 11 a.m. with judging the chili, chicken, pork spare ribs, pork, and brisket categories. Featured performances by dance groups and musicians will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. Throughout the day, guests will enjoy games, activities, and contests at Mooheau Baseball Field. Kupuna & Ohana Comfort Stations will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Note that the classic car show, live entertainment, and skateboarding competition has been moved to the Hilo Bayfront Park canoe landing area. The Mass Transit Agency will run a free Hele-On shuttle service to assist with transportation from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks display from Coconut Island, provided by the Lehua Jaycees, is a must-see show that starts at 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Culture and Education Division at 961-8706 or Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105 or The schedule is as following:

7 a.m. – VFW Post 3830's "A Salute to Our Veterans" 2nd Annual Hilo Bay 5K Run/Walk beginning at Liliuokalani Gardens

9 a.m. – Kupuna & Ohana Comfort Station located at makai soccer field along Kamehameha Avenue (until 9 p.m.) Free Hele-On shuttle service from Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal, Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and at the Hawai‘i County Aupuni Center to various events. Patrons advised to wait for shuttle at bus shelters along Kamehameha Avenue route (until 10 p.m.).

10 a.m.– Hawaii Classic Cruiser's Cruise Paradise 2012 Car Show & Shine at Hilo Bayfront Park canoe landing area with Dennis Gage from "My Classic Car" signing autographs (until 4 p.m.). Live entertainment at Hilo Bayfront Park canoe landing area, including Hula Halau O Na Pua Uluhaimalama, Tapiti Tahitian Group, Esther Zamora, Bonnie and Doug, Randy Lorenzo and Friends, Ol' School Band, and the Tomi Isobe Blues Band (until 4:30 p.m.).

 All Day – Children's games and contests, waterslide, and jumping castle at Mooheau baseball field. Zumba, line dancing, and special performances at adjacent bandstand

11 a.m. – Judging the Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-Off at Hilo Bayfront commuter parking lot next to Mooheau Park baseball field

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – "Street Seen" skateboarding competition at Hilo Bayfront Park canoe landing area

5 p.m. – Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-Off winners announced at Hilo Bayfront commuter parking lot next to Mooheau Park baseball field

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Bayfront Highway closed. Gates at Mooheau Bus Terminal, Mooheau Park baseball field, and soccer field open for fireworks display area access

7 p.m. – Hawaii County Band at Mooheau Bandstand

8 p.m. – Fireworks display from Moku Ola (Coconut Island)

10 p.m. – Bayfront Highway reopens


Kekaha "Faye" Ball Park: Wednesday, July 4 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

E Ola mau Na Leo O Kekaha community members are hosting the  free July 4th festivities. Some of the entertainment includes ohana games and activities, cultural demonstrations, plantation museum, talent show, food booths, game booths, crafts, and rides. The featured Zumba fest will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and all other activities will begin at 10 a.m. The fireworks spectacular will begin sometime after dark. For more information, contact Darlene Muraoka at 652-7060.

Got big plans for the Fourth of July? Having a barbeque, pool party, or heading down with your family to catch a fireworks show? We want to see what you're up to! Send your best Fourth of July photos to or post them to our Facebook wall! Thanks, and have a happy Independence Day!

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