Your Guide to 4th of July Fireworks Shows and Entertainment on O‘ahu

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks shows happening across the island, along with food, games, live music and more holiday fun.


Hilton Hawaiian Village fireworks show

Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village


Independence Day is peak summer—a long weekend of cookouts and picnics with friends and family culminating in a dazzling fireworks show over the ocean. Wondering where to set up camp with your ‘ohana for the best views? Here are the places to be to catch 4th of July fireworks.


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4th of July Weekend Celebration at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Friday, June 30, 7:15 to 11 p.m.

Join the Polynesian Revue at the Super Pool (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) for songs, dance and an unbeatable view of the Friday Night Fireworks display at 8 p.m. The $25 admission includes a beverage. Throughout the night, Tropics Bar & Grill, the Paradise Lounge and Tapa Bar will have live music.


Saturday, July 1, 1 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy live music at Tapa Bar from afternoon to night. 1 to 10 p.m. Deah Duo will perform from 1 to 3 p.m., Dave Young Band from 4 to 6 p.m. and Pocket from 7 to 10 p.m.


Sunday, July 2, 3 to 9:30 p.m.

Bring your keiki to the Kids’ Event on the Village Green for games and fun activities, and enjoy the music of Kaiona Duo during the event. Head to Tapa Bar for more live music from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Acts include Pirhana, DJ Wu Chang, Dita Holifield with Jared Ming and the night’s headliner B.E.T. from 5:30 to 7 p.m.


Family-friendly, Polynesian Revue $25 admission, other events free, 2005 Kālia Rd.,, @hiltonhawaiianvillage


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1st of July Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 1, noon to 9 p.m.

Spend the afternoon at Schofield Barracks with holiday festivities that include a parachute demonstration by the U.S.A. Army Golden Knights, a performance by the 25th ID Band with the 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, bounce houses and games. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Stick around for the 6 p.m. concert featuring Elle King and the Plain White T’s and the 8:45 p.m. 4th of July fireworks and laser show.


Family-friendly, free, Weyand Field, 1 Trimble Rd., Schofield Barracks,, @mwrhawaii


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‘Ohana Day at Turtle Bay

Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, 3 p.m.

American Idol fans, don’t miss this chance to see Iam Tongi live, along with Spanbreezie, Kapena, Likkle Jordee, Paula Fuga and Natural Vibrations. At the same time, enjoy a variety of food trucks, vendor booths and cocktails plus a 4th of July fireworks show. Buy your ticket online before the event to save. VIP admission includes a premium viewing area, an exclusive entry line and dedicated bars and bathrooms. Children ages 5 and under are free.



Family-friendly, ages 5 and up $39 plus fees for both nights, day of show $50; VIP $89 plus fees, day of show $100; Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku,, @turtlebayresort


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Kailua Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade

Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m. to noon

Kailua will come alive with music and more than 65 vibrant floats designed by local businesses and organizations. Augie T. is emceeing the parade, which promises to be tons of fun and full of patriotic spirit.


Family-friendly, free, Kainalu Dr.,, @kailua_chamber



Kailua Beach Reopens In Hawaii Cover

Photo: Robbie Dingeman


July 4th Kailua Fireworks Show

Tuesday, July 4, 8 p.m.

Bring picnic blankets, towels and beach chairs to sit back and relax on Kailua Beach with a superb view of the fireworks. Keep in mind that there are no reserved parking lots for the show. To help with transportation, Alexander & Baldwin has sponsored shuttles for visitors to ride from the Longs parking lot bus stop to the beach from 4:30–10:30 p.m.


Family-friendly, free, 526 Kawailoa Rd., Kailua,


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4th of July Celebration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Tuesday, July 4, 4 to 9 p.m.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is throwing America a birthday party with a petting zoo, knockerball, glitter face painting, field games and more free activities. Enjoy live music by Jasmin Nicole, Chante and Johnny Suite, and check out the nearby Car Show & Shine. Plus, grab grinds from the various food vendors that include Olay’s Thai Lao Cuisine, HNL Poke Co. and Dippin’ Dots. The fireworks start at 8:45 p.m. Bring a credit or debit card since this is meant to be a cashless event. Visit the website for FAQ and a list of prohibited items.


Family-friendly, open to DoD ID cardholders and their sponsored guests, Ward Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 850 Ticonderoga St., Pearl Harbor,, @jointbasephh


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Hale‘iwa 4th of July Fireworks and Car Show Festival

Tuesday, July 4, noon to 8 p.m.

Hale‘iwa is pulling all stops to celebrate 4th of July with a vintage car show, food, crafts and retail vendors, live music, hula, bounce houses, face painting and even a robotics competition. The fireworks will start at 8 p.m. Since more than 15,000 people came to watch last year, it’s best to come early to snag parking and a prime viewing spot in the park.


Family-friendly, free, Hale‘iwa Beach Park, 62-449 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa,


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4th of July at the Hukilau Marketplace

Tuesday, July 4, 4 to 9 p.m.

The Polynesian Cultural Center invites you to Hukilau Marketplace for live performances by Kapena, B.E.T, Peni Dean and Nesian N.I.N.E. as well as carnival games, inflatables and food vendors. Bring your own umbrellas, chairs and mats—but no pop-up tents—which you can set up starting at 3:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.


Family-friendly, free, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Lā‘ie,, @hukilaumarketplace