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Honolulu police lay down rules for Magic Island fireworks show

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Sherry Souza, Lead Technician Sherry Souza, Lead Technician
Lt. Dee Ann Koanui Lt. Dee Ann Koanui
Rosalynd Young, City Parks and Recreation District Manager Rosalynd Young, City Parks and Recreation District Manager
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Based on last year's numbers and fewer fireworks shows, Honolulu police expect 50,000 people to attend the Fourth of July event at Magic Island.

Pyrotechnics company J & M Displays promises new wrinkles in its show that will set off 1,200 fireworks shells in 14 minutes.

"That's a lot of fire in the sky," lead technician Sherry Souza said.

Police, the FBI and Homeland Security will patrol the park.

"It's a non-alcoholic event. So we will really be tightly reigning that in. There's no animals, so please leave your animals at home," HPD Lt. Dee Ann Koanui said.

Firecrackers are outlawed. The parking lot will open at 4 a.m. It's first-come, first-served. You can't reserve stalls.

"Everyone is there to have a good time. The best way for that to happen is for everyone to be considerate and respectful of each other," City Parks and Recreation district manager Rosalynd Young said.

The city's letting people stay on Magic Island overnight Wednesday to reserve picnic spots, but only two people per party. You can set up a canopy but tents won't be allowed.

Koanui said rule breakers could be ticketed.

"Citations can range anywhere from $35 up to $2,000," she said.

"We have no wish to have someone cited," Young said. "It would be nice if they have a nice day and follow all the rules."

That includes cleaning up after yourself.  This will be the twenty-second consecutive year Ala Moana Center will hold the fireworks show.

"This is just as much a family event for us as it is for the people that are sitting out there watching the show," Souza said.

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