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2017 Guide to Honolulu Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Entertainment

Commemorate America’s birthday with these fun happenings around town.


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Independence Day Jam featuring YFN LUCCI

Ring in the Fourth with an event that begins two hours before Independence Day. Bout Benjamins Entertainment, in association with Think It’s A Game Records, presents the Independence Day Jam at Pure Nightclub, featuring recording artist YFN LUCCI. 18 and older welcome.

$40, July 3, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Pure Nightclub, 985 Dillingham Blvd., eventbrite.com

 

SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Family’s Guide to Fourth of July Shows in Hawai‘i-2017

 

Freedom Run/Walk from Epilepsy

Support a good cause this Independence Day at the 16th Annual Freedom Run/Walk. The 5K and 10K run will be professionally timed by Timeline Hawaiʻi. Wheelchairs, strollers and pets (on leash) are welcome. The course begins and ends at Kailua High School with an awards ceremony held immediately after the race.

$15 to $30, 6 to 10 a.m., Kailua High School, 451 Ulumanu Drive, Kailua, active.com

 

The Point Pool Bar Table and Fireworks Viewing

Celebrate the Fourth with a bang at Turtle Bay Resort. Its multiple viewing venues offer oceanfront views, a Polynesian Fireknife show and a front-row seat to the fireworks show. There are various dining options.

$120 to $300, 5 to 9:30 p.m., The Point: Sunset & Pool Bar, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, eventbrite.com

 

Picnic on the Pier #MOedition + Fireworks

The Mighty Mo is celebrating Independence Day aboard America’s last battleship, with a front-row seat for the evening’s fireworks display on Pier Foxtrot-9. Festivities include prize giveaways, keiki activities and tours of the Mighty Mo. Live entertainment will be headlined by contemporary ʻukulele musician Kalei Gamiao with special guests Jon Yamasato and Lopaka Colon. Guests may BYOFD (bring your own food and drink) to the event; however, grills and glass containers are prohibited. Gordon Biersch will also serve food and craft beverages from its pop-up location.

$5 and up, 6 to 10 p.m., Battleship Missouri Memorial, 63 Cowpens St., ussmissouri.org

 

Fourth of July Sunset Buffet & Fireworks Cruise

Atlantis Cruises is hosting a Fourth of July sunset buffet and fireworks show. Enjoy an American-themed buffet menu, including country fried chicken, barbecue pork sliders, sweet and sour spare ribs, catch of the day, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and warm apple pie squares. After dinner, diners can enjoy live music, entertainment, cocktails and a spectacular fireworks show abroad Atlantis Cruises’ latest yacht, the Majestic.

$96 to $164, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Atlantis Cruises Majestic, Pier 6, atlantisadventures.com

 

Star of Honolulu 2017 Independence Day Cruise

The Star of Honolulu is hosting an Independence Day celebration with food, beverages and live entertainment. Passengers will enjoy an ocean view of the sunset and July Fourth fireworks while cruising along the Waikīkī coastline.

$165 to $195, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, starofhonolulu.com

 

Paʻakai Lānai  Four-Course Dinner and Fireworks Viewing

The Paʻakai Lānai provides unobstructed views of The Point Sunset & Pool Bar entertainment stage, the sunset and the highly anticipated Fourth of July fireworks show. Join the celebration with a special VIP four-course dinner with reserved seating, live music and a Champagne toast.

$175, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Paʻakai, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, eventbrite.com

 

Kailua Fireworks

The beach town of Kailua celebrates its Fourth of July festivities by hosting a crackling display of fireworks at Kailua Beach Park. The 71st annual Independence Day Parade takes place from 10 a.m. ton noon on Kainalu Drive, from Palapu Street to Kailua Intermediate School. This year, attendees can also look forward to a pre-fireworks acrobatic air show with the Flying Leathernecks at 6 p.m., followed by the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band performing at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m.

Free, 6 p.m., Kailua Beach Park, 526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, facebook.com

 

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Get an ocean view of Waikīkī’s Fourth of July fireworks from a 75-person party vessel, the E Sea Rider. Dance the night away with resident DJ Two Knux Deep as you cruise around Oʻahu’s beautiful night ocean. Meet at the harbor at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. push off. BYOB. Ages 21 and older only.

$35 to $50, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Kewalo Basin Harbor, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., eventbrite.com

 

Ala Moana Beach Park Fireworks

Residents and visitors alike converge for a big, free fireworks show that never disappoints. Usually beginning around 8:30 p.m., this dazzling display ignites the sky and draws thousands. Tune into FM 92.3 KSSK for a live soundtrack that accompanies the show.

Free, 8:30 p.m., Ala Moana Beach Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd.

 

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