Independence Day events scheduled around isle

| June 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs
News Release 

During the 2009 Fourth of July Spectacular on Schofield Barracks, Soldiers hang a flag at the main stage. (File Photo)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Celebrate Independence Day and join the daylong activities and patriotic events at Sills Field, here, during the 39th annual Fourth of July Spectacular hosted by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, July 4.

So, grab the family and friends and start the festivities:


  • 8 a.m., Late registration for 5K Run and packet pickup for the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run on the corner of Cadet Sheridan and Trimble roads across from the Commissary. Entry fee for the 5K is $20 and is free for the Fun Run. 
  • 9 a.m., 5K Run starts. The top three male and female finishers will receive awards in the following age groups: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39 and older than 40 years old.
  • 10 a.m., Children’s 1-Mile Fun Run starts. All finishers will receive a ribbon. T-shirts may be purchased for $10.
  • 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Booths, games, Midway and sales are open, including the Information Booth, food booths, event T-shirts sales, Smash Mouth merchandise sales, ATM and Lost and Found. Tickets are required for all games, rides, food and beverage sales. 
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Enter the drawing for a car giveaway.
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Attend a Crafts and New Products Bazaar. 
  • 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Enjoy pony rides. 
  • 11:30 a.m., Astonish the family with Military Working Dog demonstrations.


MWR Stage


  • 12 p.m., Kazoo Fun, entertainment for families and children 
  • 1 p.m. , 25th Infantry Division Lightning Jazz Project
  • 2 p.m. , Attitude, a Top-40 variety band
  • 3 p.m. , Show of Force, a rock band


Main Stage


  • 3:45 p.m., Battle of the Band winner: Delayed Resistance
  • 5:25 p.m., Flag Retreat
  • 5:30 p.m., Smash Mouth (Video recording of this concert is prohibited.)
  • 7 p.m. , Prize drawing for the car giveaway
  • 7:30 p.m., 25th ID Band plays the 1812 Overture and a 50 State Patriotic Salute and Concert
  • 8:30 p.m., Fireworks display
  • After party, Flux Capacitor, a rock band


Important Information


  • All personal fireworks are prohibited on post; this includes sparklers.
  • No pets are allowed on Sills Field.
  • No glass bottles are allowed on the field.
  • Open flame or charcoal cooking is not permitted except in picnic areas.
  • Canopies are allowed on the field until 5 p.m., and all umbrellas must be lowered at 5:30 p.m. for the concerts. 
  • Lost children may be found at the Military Police Control Tent on Desiderio Field. The Lost and Found will be located at the Information Booth.


Noise Warnings

Residents and visitors on post will hear the cannon rehearsal and performance, July 3, 6-10 p.m., and July 4, 7:15-8:30 p.m. 


The commissary and Flagview Mall stores are closed July 4, and their parking lots will close at 9:30 p.m., July 3. The parking lot at building 580 will close at 12 p.m., June 30, and reopen at 8 a.m., July 5.

The Military Clothing and Sales and Army Community Service parking lots also will be closed during the event.  

For more information on the Fourth of July Spectacular, 

visit or call 655-0111/0112.


Cadet Sheridan Road and the loop from Cadet Sheridan Road along Trimble and Humphreys roads to Kolekole Avenue will be closed for the Fourth of July Spectacular all day.

Follow event parking signs. Pay attention to road signs as regular traffic patterns may be re-routed from one-way roads to side-by-side traffic. 

Due to security requirements, random identification card and vehicle checks will be in progress. 

Drivers are reminded that they need an official military vehicle decal to enter post, or they will need to visit a visitor control center for a temporary pass. Call 656-5398.

Residents are encouraged to walk to the event if they live on post. 

Islandwide Activities


This Fourth of July, celebrate Independence Day with a multitude of opportunities and activities islandwide that allow spectators to safely view fireworks displays:
July 3
  • Aloha Tower Marketplace, Honolulu, 8 p.m. One of the Oahu’s bigger July Fourth events actually occurs July 3, at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.
July 4
  • Kailua Beach Park, East Oahu, 8 p.m. This is a spectacular display of fireworks on the Windward side of the island.
  • Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai, 8 p.m. This family event includes entertainment and food booths starting at 1 p.m.
  • Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore, 8 p.m. The fireworks show starts “at dark” but there are display booths and games for the kids starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Maili Beach Park, Waianae, 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45 p.m. This celebration runs July 3 and 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and is filled with food and craft booths, keiki rides and entertainment. There are three fireworks shows, July 4, at 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45 p.m.
  • Ala Moana Center 4th of July Spectacular, Honolulu, 8:30 p.m. The fireworks extravaganza is among the best in the country. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m., but there’s plenty of excellent entertainment starting at 12 p.m.
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fourth of July Block Party, 9 p.m. Join a patriotic celebration at Ward Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam that begins at 2 p.m., and includes batting cages, a petting zoo, pony and train rides, a Texas Hold ’em tournament, a car show, Pacific Roller Derby demonstrations and a carnival.
  • Topping the list of the day’s entertainment is Grammy-award winner singer and songwriter Michelle Branch at 5:30 p.m., and actor and comedian Sinbad at 7:30 p.m., followed by a military fireworks show at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.


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