Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Shows

By Karen Rose
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Fireworks over the water off of Lahaina, Maui. Photo courtesy of belindah via flickr.

2019 Fireworks Shows in Hawaii

Hawaii knows how to celebrate Independence Day with plenty of fanfare. This Fourth of July, Hawaii celebrates with stunning fireworks shows and other patriotic festivities. Check out what’s happening on your favorite Hawaiian island this July 4th holiday.

Oahu

Ala Moana Beach Park Fireworks

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Ala Moana Beach Park on 4th of July. Photo courtesy of Kyle Nishioka via flickr.

Kick back on the beach and watch Hawaii’s largest fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. One of the best firework shows in the country, this pyrotechnic show is accompanied by a synchronized soundtrack featuring popular songs from the past 60 years to celebrate Ala Moana Center’s 60th anniversary. Live entertainment begins at 12 p.m. and the Fireworks Spectacular starts at 8:30pm.

Kailua Fireworks
Kailua Fireworks 2
Kailua Beach is known for its spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display. For more than 60 years, the show has dazzled residents and visitors with a fireworks exhibition and twilight air show featuring aerobatic performances. This year, the community is adding a skydiving show at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 8 p.m. See their website for the most up-to-date information.

Maui

Lahaina Fireworks

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Lahaina’s Independence Day celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. Stroll historic Lahaina and enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration. A variety of bands will entertain throughout Lahaina during the day and a fireworks display will light up the night beginning at 8 p.m. from an offshore barge off of Front Street. Check Lahaina Town’s Facebook page for more information.

Kauai

Kekaha Fireworks

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A captivating show over the Concert in the Sky. Photo courtesy of Larry Loos via flickr.

This free annual fireworks show is held on the west side of the island in Kekaha. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with cultural demonstrations, exhibits, crafts, keiki activities, food and more. The spectacular fireworks show begins after dark for a full day of fun!

Lihue Fireworks

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A Tahitian dance performance at the Concert in the Sky. Photo courtesy of Larry Loos via flickr.

Kauai Hospice presents the biggest fireworks show on the island with their annual Concert in the Sky. The event takes place at Vidinha Stadium and includes live music, games for all ages and delicious food. Proceeds from the games all go to benefit Kauai Hospice. Visit kauaihospice.org/kauai-events for more info and updates.

Hawaii’s Big Island

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Fireworks over Hilo Bay. Photo courtesy of Keoni Dibelka via flickr.

Kona July 4th Parade & Fireworks over Kailua Bay
The 24th annual Kailua-Kona Fourth of July Parade begins at 6 p.m. Arrive early to score a great spot to watch the parade along Ali’i Drive. Fireworks over Kona’s Kailua Bay start at for 8pm. For more information visit https://paradesinkona.com/

Waikoloa Beach Resort July 4th Fireworks & Events

The King’s and Queen’s Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort are hosting several family-friendly events for the Fourth of July holiday. Festivities at Kings’ Shops begins at 10 a.m. and carry on through 6 p.m. The 28th Annual Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race, a fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii, starts at 3 p.m. See this link for the full schedule of free events and more information.

Queens’ MarketPlace hosts live entertainment, face painting, cotton candy and popcorn at the Coronation Pavillon starting at 2pm. See this link for more information about these free events.

The Waikoloa fireworks extravaganza at the Waikoloa Bowl is set for 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Turtle Independence Day Celebration at Mauna Lani Bay

Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Photo: troymckaskle.

Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Photo: troymckaskle.

There are no fireworks, but there are plenty of happy honu gaining their independence every Fourth of July at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Mauna Lani receives juvenile honu, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, from Oahu’s Sea Life Park, and raises them in the hotel’s saltwater ponds. The honu are cared for until they are ready to be released into the wild. This release occurs every July 4th at the ocean’s edge fronting the hotel. This year, the honu will be gathered at 10:30 a.m. from the Honu Ponds and will be paraded to the beachfront for their release. There will be live entertainment, educational displays about Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and 4th of July fare available for purchase. It is recommended guests arrive two hours early for parking.

Enjoy the Fireworks Shows in Hawaii

Independence Day is a great time to be in Hawaii enjoying fireworks displays over the glorious Pacific Ocean. Regardless of which island you’re visiting, start your month off with a bang with one of the many July 4th celebrations happening in the islands.

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