List of 2014 Independence Day events statewide
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Taylor Preza and Jon Rombaoa
Below is a list of 4th of July events happening throughout the state. Please refer back to this page as the list will be regularly updated as we collect new information. If you have any information on events that we may have missed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ala Moana Center:
Friday, July 4 at 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Fireworks show starts at 8:30 p.m.)Hawaii's largest fireworks is back for the 23rd annual Ala Moana Center Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Ala Moana Beach Park. More than 50,000 people are expected to gather at Ala Moana Beach Park to watch the 20-minute fireworks display off of Magic Island. Fireworks will begin at 8:30 p.m.
There will be entertainment by EMKE, Mark Yamanaka, and A Touch of Gold at Centerstage beginning from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A live fireworks soundtrack can be heard on KSSK. Vehicles will be prohibited in Ala Moana Park from 10 pm Tuesday, 7/2 until 4 am Wednesday, 7/3.
Kailua: Friday, July 4 (Fireworks show starts at 8 p.m.)
Fourth of July fireworks will light up the night sky on the windward side of Oahu at Kailua Beach Park at 8 p.m. – 9 P.M. The event is expected to have 10,000+ participants.68th Annual Kailua Independence Day Parade: 10am - 12pm Kainalu Drive.
Turtle Bay: Friday, July 4 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Fireworks show starts at 8 p.m.)
Turtle Bay Resort will host its annual Independence Day celebration with an all-day event featuring free activities, entertainment and fireworks. Live music at TBR West Lawn will feature Cultural Nation, Mt. Ke`ala, Crimson Apple, Keilana Mokuhelua, JGeeks Sneak Preview, and Kapena will begin at 3:30 p.m. following the Da Hui Paddle Race.
The resort's Fourth of July celebration is open to the public and will include food booths and prize giveaways.Schofield Barracks: Friday, July 4 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Fireworks show starts at 8:30 p.m.)Schofield Barracks will host the 43rd annual Fourth of July spectacular at the Main Stage.
The event is open only to Department of Defense cardholders and their guests.
Ko Olina Resort
Firing Time: 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks display provided for resort guests. The public access beach parking closes at sunset. Street parking at the Ko Olina Resort will be prohibited.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Ward Field:
Friday, July 4 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (9 p.m. Fireworks Display starts)
There will a fireworks display and entertainment by 3 Doors Down.USAA is the title sponsor, along with fireworks sponsor Pizza Hut and Armed Forces Entertainment. The event is free and open to all military-affiliated personnel and sponsored guests; ID check at entrance; no outside backpacks, tents or coolers are allowed.
*Open to military personnel and their guests only
Hilo Bay Blast at Bayfront: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Fireworks show at 8 p.m.)
Enjoy a day of exciting, family-friendly, patriotic activities around Hilo Bayfront. Fireworks will start at 8 p.m.
Kailua-Kona: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Fireworks show at 8 p.m.)
Watch a 4th of July parade that starts at 5:30 p.m. with floats, keiki groups, patriotic groups, and much more. The parade starts from Kona's Kekuaokalani Gym (Kaiwi Street and Kuakini Highway) south on Kuakini, down Palani, and along Ali'i Drive to Coconut Grove Marketplace.
The fireworks start at 8pm, and will be shot off a barge in Kailua Bay.
Waikoloa Beach Resort:
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Fireworks at 8 p.m.)
The annual 4th of July festivities will boast entertainment and activities that are fun for the whole family beginning at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Fireworks will then last until 9:30 p.m. Beach chairs and blankets are permitted, but coolers are not allowed.
4 p.m - 8 p.m.
Historic Kailua Village is hosting a free concert, fun-filled parade and fireworks over Kailua Bay.
23rd Annual Rubber Duckie Race: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Kings' Shops will host the 23rd annual Rubber Duckie Race Event and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) of Hawaii.
Between the first week of June and July 4th, duckie adoption certificates will be available at Adoption Headquarters, the Kings' Shops Management Office. Adopt a duck with a donation of $5 or a "quack pack" of four adoption certificates and a duckie t-shirt for a $25 donation.
Lahaina: Fireworks start at 8 p.m.
After sunset, the night sky will light up with a big fireworks show visible from along the sea wall on Front Street in Lahaina. Synchronized music to accompany the fireworks show can be heard near Hard Rock Cafe at 900 Front Street.
Ma'alaea and Lahaina Cruises: The Pacific Whale Foundation will host a cruise on a double-decker catamaran along the waterfront this 4th of July. Guests may enjoy food, drinks, music and fireworks.
Ma'alaea Harbor: Departs at 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Lahaina Harbor: Departs at 7 p.m.
Lihue: Friday, July 4 at 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Great music, food, fun and fireworks are planned for the 25th Annual Concert in the Sky which is the annual Kauai Hospice fundraiser. The event will be held at Vidinha Soccer Field, located by Vidinha Stadium in Lihue. Buy advance tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for children) through July 3rd at Times or Big Save Markets and at Kauai Hospice. Remaining tickets will be available at the gate on July 4th for $15 and $7 for children.
Kekaha: Friday, July 4 at 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Kekaha Community's Fourth of July celebration will be in Kekaha from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. There will be local entertainment, cultural exhibits, crafts, fun games and rides for the keiki. There is no fee to enter.
Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands: Thursday, July 3rd 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. (9:45 p.m. Fireworks Display starts)
America's Most West Freedom Fest will be held on the beach near Shenanigans restaurant. Hawaii bands The Bootleggers, Ho'aikane, Ekolu and Greenstone Project will provide music and entertainment. The event also includes a 17-minute fireworks display starting at approximately 9:45 p.m., as well as games, rides, food and craft booths.
Admission is free for this family-oriented event. Guests should enter the base through the south gate entrance just before mile marker 29 off Kaumuali'i Highway. Direction signs will be posted and security will direct traffic. Free parking will be available on base and visitors are reminded that all vehicles will be subject to search. No outside food or beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons (including knives of all types), drugs or personal fireworks are allowed.
Due to increased security requirements, attending adult visitors are asked to have a valid identification card with photo with them.
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