July 4th Fireworks and happenings in Hawaii

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4th of July on Oahu:

Honolulu Independence Weekend Parade- Sunday, July 1st there will be a parade beginning at Saratoga Rd./Kalakaua Ave., to Queen Kapiolani Park from 6:00pm till 7:30pm. Come watch as 500 marchers, 30 vehicles, and 5 bands help celebrate the contributions from men and women of the US Armed Services for Fourth of July’s Independence Day. Grab a chair, umbrella, and a cooler and post up on the sidewalk to enjoy the weekend parade.

Ala Moana 4th of July Fireworks Display- this event is sponsored by the Ala Moana Shopping Center/General Growth on Oahu and is expected to have a turnout of 30,000 people. The fireworks will blast off from Magic Island, beginning at 8:30pm and lasting for a solid 20 minutes on Wednesday night, July 4th. Be sure to make transportation preparations in advance, because vehicles will not be allowed in the Ala Moana Park from 10:00am July 3rd until after Wednesday, July 4th 4:00am. You can watch the fireworks display from a variety of locations within Honolulu, so be sure to ask your local travel agent or hotel front desk for their recommended viewing spot!

First Friday Street Festival- This monthly festival in Honolulu will begin on Friday, July 6th at 7:30pm and last until 2:00am. With an expected participant turnout of 1,000 people, this street festival is the happening place to be on every first Friday of the month! Roads and sidewalks close from Smith Street to Nuuanu Ave., with Hotel Street harboring all the action. Come celebrate the 4th of July weekend at this festival with food, music, and fun!

Family Day Parade- on Sunday, July 7th, families can bring chairs, picnic blankets and umbrellas to watch the parade beginning at Ala Moana Park and ending at Queen Kapiolani Park, with marchers flooding Kalakaua Ave. The event will have 500 marching participants, 5 vehicles, 4 floats, and 6 bands helping celebrate this Sunday Family Day!

4th of July on Kauai:

Concert in the Sky- At the Vidinha Stadium in Lihue on Kauai, the annual Independence Day fundraiser will hold its 23rd Concert in the Sky. On Wednesday, July 4th, the event will begin at 4:00pm and end at 9:30pm, celebrating with silent auctions, drawings, kid fun zones, awesome local foods, and of course, fireworks! Advance tickets are available at https://www.kauaihospice.org/ConcertInTheSky.aspx. $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 5 free, or pay at the gate, $15 for adults and $7 for children 6-12.

First Saturday of the Month Street Fair- Kauai’s eastside town of Kapaa will open up its doors to tourists, visitors, and locals for their First Saturday of the Month Street Fair. Celebrate the 4th of July weekend with live music, local artist booths, different foods and drinks, and other entertainment from 5:00pm till 9:00pm on Saturday, July 7th. The festival is held in Old Town Kapaa located at 4-1292 Kuhio Highway in Kapaa, HI 96746.

(TBD) Fireworks at Poipu Beach- The Grand Hyatt Kauai or the Sheraton Kauai usually puts on a firework display on the 4th of July around 9:00pm every year. The gathering place to watch the air show is at Poipu Beach Park, so make sure to bring a chair or a blanket, some snacks and maybe some drinks! Parking is available along the main road in Poipu, and walking into the park is usually recommended. Police will be directing traffic after the fireworks, so to avoid getting stuck, we suggest walking from your hotel if you can.

4th of July on Maui:

July 4th Concert in the Park- The Maui Invitational Music Festival will be hosting a concert event in the park on Wednesday, July 4th from 5:00pm till 10:00pm. Located on the Lahaina Library lawn on Front Street in Lahaina, 96761, this concert will be featuring the Maui Community Band playing patriotic favorites and other popular Hawaiian music to get the party started. Bring a lawn chair, picnic blanket, and some snacks and make sure you stay till the finale… the annual 4th of July fireworks display!

Fireworks and Food Fair- Stroll through historical Lahaina on Wednesday, July 4th and enjoy the live music, tasty food, shopping, entertainment, and more! The fireworks display commences at 8:00pm and can be viewed either on land or by charter boats in the Lahaina Harbor, so book your Maui cruise early for this event! The Maui Chamber of Commerce will be putting on this 12th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Lahaina, celebrating in an old-fashioned Independence Day way with free events and music.

Makawao 4th of July Weekend Parade and Rodeo- Maui’s upcountry town hosts a weekend of paniolo (cowboy) activities and fun every year to celebrate Independence Day. This is Hawaii’s largest weekend of rodeo events, so strap on your cowboy boots and get ready for a country-style celebration! Shuttle service will be available to and from Makawao town to the Maui Rodeo, with the parade beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, July 7th and rodeo show times from 1:00pm till about 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Plus, don’t miss the Friday night Bull Bash bull-riding event at 7:00pm. This event is held at Makawao Town on Baldwin Ave. & Makawao Ave. in Makawao, 96768.

4th of July on Big Island:

Fourth of July Parade and Celebration- This Independence Day parade begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, at the Volcano Post Office, continuing on to Cooper Community Center in the Volcano Village on Big Island’s southeast side. The Hawaii Country Band will perform, along with marchers, floats, fire engines, antique cars, horses, and animals in costume as part of the parade too! A silent auction will be held at 11:30am at the Cooper Center with prizes ranging from overnight stays in resorts to massages to jewelry to gift baskets and more! This is a popular parade celebrating the 4th of July, so come post up a chair and join in the fun!

Kailua-Kona July 4th Parade- In the lively town of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, you can enjoy a wonderful community event from 5:30pm till 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 4th. The parade begins at Kona Pool/Gym and continues on to Walua Road and past the Coconut Grove. A great evening event for the whole family, come bring your beach chairs and enjoy the parade of marchers, musicians, show cars, and more!

Great Waikoloa Rubber Ducky Race and July 4th Extravaganza- On Wednesday, July 4th the Kings Shops at the Waikoloa Village Resort will host a day of celebration with a rubber ducky race, live entertainment, music, exciting activities and more! Beginning at 10:00am and lasting until 9:30pm, make sure to stay and watch the display of fireworks over the Kings’ Lake at night as a finish to the 4th of July Extravaganza!