This year, Fourth of July lands smack dab in the middle of a work week. But that won’t keep Hawaii from celebrating their day of independence with fireworks, barbecues, entertainment and, of course, parades. No matter which island you’re on this July 4th weekend and week, you’re bound to stumble upon a festivity.

Here’s a list of what’s happening around Hawaii in celebration of Independence Day:


Honolulu Independence Weekend Parade • Tomorrow, 6-730pm • Waikiki, at Saratoga Rd. and Kalakaua Ave. • Parade will celebrate anniversary of Royal Hawaiian Band with 500 marchers and 5 bands • Metered street or lot parking

Fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace • July 3, 2012, 5-845pm 1 Aloha Tower Dr., Honolulu, HI 96813 • Family-friendly event to include games, food from booths and entertainment • Paid parking lot or get there by bus or trolley

Fireworks at Ala Moana Center • July 4, 2012, 5-830pm • 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814 • The biggest July 4th fireworks show in the state. Free entertainment before the fireworks, which starts at 830pm. Best views from anywhere in Waikiki or in shopping center • Park at Ala Moana or get there by bus or trolley

Parade in Kailua • July 4, 10am • Starting at Kainalu Dr. at Omao St., ending at Kailua Intermediate School • Metered or free street parking


Makawao Fourth of July Parade & Rodeo • July 4, 9am-noon • Starting at Baldwin Ave., ending at Eddie Tam Center • Makawao celebrates its ranching history and independence with parade and rodeo

Lahaina Fireworks • July 4, 8pm • Best view from shoreline along town or special fireworks cruises


Lihue 23rd Annual Concert in the Sky • July 4, 4-930pm • Vidinha Stadium • Fundraiser concert includes music, food, games and fireworks with Na Leo performing • Get pre-sale tickets online $10 (adult) $5 (children) or at door $15 (adults) $7 (children) •


Fireworks in Hilo & 2012 Hilo Bay Blast • July 4, 7pm • Moku Ola Island • Car show, fun run/walk, hula and games

Fireworks & Parade in Kailua-Kona • July 4, 530pm • Parade through Alii Dr., ending at Coconut Grove • Fireworks starts at 8pm, launched from a barge in Kailua Bay


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