Fourth of July islandwide activities

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Fourth of July, celebrate Independence Day with a multitude of opportunities and activities islandwide.

Spectators can safely view public fireworks displays and enjoy a safe holiday at many locations, listed below. All times are approximate; some displays may be cancelled by promoters or are pending final approval.


July 1

Mayor’s Parade, Honolulu, 5-6 p.m., sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu. Parade route starts at Fort DeRussy, Saratoga Road and Kalakaua Avenue, and continues down Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park. Call 768-6622 or email


Sunset on the Beach, Waikiki, 7:15-10 p.m., Kuhio Beach Park, sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and Waikiki Improvement Association. Watch the blockbuster movie “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” Call 923-0775.


July 3

Aloha Tower Marketplace, Honolulu, 5-9 p.m. Festivities include entertainment and keiki activities with bounce houses and face painting. Fireworks display begins at 8:45 p.m. Visit or call 528-5700.


July 4

Runway 5K Run, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, 7 a.m., at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. The course will start and finish at Hangar 104 and goes along the length of the runway. Call 254-7590 or visit


Fourth of July Train Ride, Ewa Beach-Kahe Point, Waianae Coast, and return, featuring vintage World War II-era Army flatcars that have been converted to passenger cars by the Hawaiian Railway Society. The historic narrow-gauge train will depart the Ewa Train Museum at 9:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Visit Adult tickets are $12; tickets for keiki ages 2-12 are $8. Tickets must be booked in advance; email


Kailua Fourth of July Parade, from 10 a.m.-noon, organized by the Kailua Chamber of Commerce. Parade travels south along Kainalu Drive from Palapu Street to Kailua Intermediate School. Call 261-7997.


Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai, from 1-9 p.m. This family event includes entertainment and keiki games; fireworks begin at 8 p.m.


Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore, 5:30-9 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m.; festivities start at 4 p.m. The event includes live entertainment including Kapena at 6:30 p.m., keiki activities and community food booths. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m. Visit or call 293-6000.


Ala Moana Center Fourth of July Spectacular, Honolulu. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m., but entertainment starts at noon. Show will be off Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park.


Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam MWR Fourth of July Celebration, 2–9 p.m. at the Hickam Officer’s Club, with free admission. Free activities for keiki and adults begin at 2 p.m. Season seven “American Idol” winner David Cook performs a free concert at 7:15 p.m., followed by fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Visit Call 449-5215/473-2431.

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