Your Guide to the Perfect 4th of July Weekend in Honolulu: July 4–8, 2019

Coming up: fireworks, films and festive fun.


Fourth of July Da Hui Paddleboard Race

PHOTO: courtesy of da hui


Fourth of July

Thursday, July 4

From a paddleboard race up north to the largest fireworks show in town, there are plenty of ways to celebrate USA’s birthday. Not sure where to go? Use our guide to the 2019 Fourth of July fireworks shows and entertainment for a lineup of patriotic events and fireworks happening on the island. 


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Honolulu Surf Film Festival

Saturday, July 6, through Sunday, Aug. 4

Watch beautiful barrels and wicked wipeouts, and travel across the globe in film at the 12th annual film fest. Local photographer Zak Noyle is the guest curator for this year’s lineup so we expect stunning sets. The monthlong event begins with an opening night reception ($30) with food and drinks in the Honolulu Museum of Art’s pavilion followed by the film White Rhino. The movie follows North Shore photographer Brian Bielmann as he captures epic swells in the South Pacific.

$10–$30, Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kīna‘u St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest

PHOTO: tien enga


Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest

Saturday, July 6, 5 to 10 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate the vibrant culture of one of Honolulu’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods. The​ Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest will have you feasting on street grinds and dancing the night away in the middle of Obon season. You’ll find games for the keiki, food trucks galore and pop-up shops from local businesses for the whole family. Read our ultimate guide to the 2019 Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest for everything you need to know about the eighth annual event.


First Friday at HiSAM

Friday, July 5, 6 to 9 p.m.

Your Fourth of July holiday may be over, but the weekend’s just getting started. Start it off right with Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s free, all-local art event. This month’s festivities include: a fashion show by Ano Swimwear; live music by Elijah Sky, DJ Jem, Keilana and Mango Season; pop-ups by Leihekili, Na Maka Kahiko, Salty Girl Jewelry and more at HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori by Art + Flea; plus other to-be-announced entertainment and activities. As always, HiSAM will keep its museum galleries open during the event, so feel free to wander and check out its collection of Hawai‘i-made pieces.

Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. For more information, go here.



July 4th at Deck with DJ’s Nara, Taco, Delve, XL

Thursday, July 4  |  4 to 9 p.m.

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July 4th Fireworks and Activities: Thursday, July 4 at 4 p.m. at the Hukilau Marketplace

Thursday, July 4  |  4 to 9 p.m.

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Red, White and Brews 4th of July Bacardi Pool Party at Sheraton Waikīkī’s RumFire

Thursday, July 4  |  6 to 10 p.m.

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Chef Mark’s Table

Friday, July 5  |  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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The Katinas Live at Blue Note Hawai‘i

Thursday, July 5  |  6:30 to 10:15 p.m.

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SALT Summer BBQ & Brew

Saturday, July 6  | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Endless Summer Festival in Waikīkī

Saturday, July 6  |  4–10 p.m.

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Blue Note Comedy Series Pauly Shore

Saturday, July 6  |  6:30 to 10:15 p.m.

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Tennis Championships of Honolulu

Monday, July 8 to 14  | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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