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What better place to spend the 4th of July than paradise? Lie back on the beach and let those fireworks fly. Independence Day in Hawaii offers things like fireworks, rodeos, and paddleboard races. Hawaii has a wide array of 4th of July celebrations across all the islands. Find the best 4th of July activities on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.
Whether you’re visiting or a local, IMI Tours can help you find the best things to do this 4th of July.
Oahu 4th of July Activities
Independence Day Fest at Turtle Bay, July 3rd
The Turtle Bay resort offers festivities on July 3 with entertainment, food, drinks, and, of course, fireworks. Live entertainment includes local favorites Eli-Mac, Kimié Miner, Paula Fuga, Yoza and DJ Keala Kennelly.
Kailua Beach Fireworks
Located on Kailua Beach, this show has been a Kailua tradition since 1948. It features a spectacular fireworks exhibition and air show.
Pearl Harbor Tours
A Pearl Harbor tour is an incredible way to celebrate Independence Day with a little bit of history and remembrance. It is sites like this that truly help us appreciate what the 4th of July really stands for.
Honolulu 4th of July Festival
While the fireworks at the Ala Moana Shopping Center have been canceled again in 2022, there will be live music and plenty of Independence Day activities. This fireworks show is usually the biggest in Hawaii and we hope it returns next year.
Da Hui Annual Paddle Race
The Da Hui Annual Paddle Race is back for 2022 on the North Shore of Oahu. It’s not the 4th of July without it. It’s the biggest paddleboard race in the world with over 600 contestants.
Maui 4th of July Activities
Grab a cruise to take in the 4th of July fireworks in Maui. There are several cruises available all offering unobstructed views of the best fireworks shows in Maui.
Lanai Pineapple Festival, July 2
At Dole Park, the Lanai Pineapple Festival is a 46-year-old tradition. The festival offers live entertainment, food, crafts, games, and a firework show.
Makawao Paniolo Rodeo & Parade
“Paniolos” or cowboys have become a big part of our 4th of July tradition. Holiday traditions include bull bash, rodeo, horse racing, and steer chasing.
Lahaina Spectacular Fireworks Show
Located at Campbell Park on Front Street, the Lahaina Spectacular Fireworks Show is more than just fireworks. Festivities include food, stilt walkers, balloon art, a classic car show, and Maui Taiko
Kauai 4th of July Activities
Annual Concert in the Sky, July 4th
The Annual Concert in the Sky returns in 2022 to Vidinha Soccer Field. The event offers keiki games, great food, and live entertainment from popular Hawaiian music artists. It is Kauai’s largest 3-D fireworks show and also serves as a fundraiser for Kauai Hospice.
Kekaha Fourth of July Celebration on Westside Kauai
Located at the park in Kekaha just off Kaumuali’i Highway, this is a family friendly event that is pure Hawaiian style. The celebration offers fun ohana games, exhibits, demonstrations, and the Hawaiian music artist Homestead.
Big Island 4th of July Activities
Kailua – Kona July 4th Parade & Fireworks over Kailua Bay
The parade runs down Ali’i Drive with the theme “A Salute to Our Hometown Heroes.” Afterwards the firework show is set to display over the bay.
Parker Ranch July 4th Rodeo
Returning after a two-year hiatus, Parker Ranch’s annual July 4th Rodeo celebrates its Hawaiian cowboy heritage. It has traditional rodeo events as well as crafts, foods, and a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids.
Waikoloa Beach Resort July 4th Activities
With spectacular fireworks at Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens, the event will also have live music, face painting and plenty of snacks like popcorn and cotton candy.
Hilo Bay 5K Run/Walk and Fireworks
Celebrate the 4th and salute our veterans at the Hilo Bay 5K Run/Walk. The run/walk will be benefiting the Veterans of the Big Island and a special tribute will be made to a veteran of your choosing. The day culminates with a fireworks show over Hilo Bay.
IMI Tours provides tours like Pearl Harbor tours all over Hawaii. Whether you’re celebrating the 4th with an island tour or firework show, remember to have fun and take a moment to honor those heroes who helped get us here.