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What to do in Hawaii on the 4th of July

Pearl Harbor Tours

Independence Day:

America’s birthday. Are you spending the holiday in Hawaii? Great news: there’s lots to do to celebrate while you’re there. Sure, fireworks will be a centerpiece of the celebrations but there are other things going on too. Let’s take a look at happening by island, then some general things to do that are especially nice on the 4th.


Fireworks at the Ala Moana Center, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Maunalua Bay, and Turtle Bay.

Big Island:

Several parades, festivals and tournaments, including:
• Kailua-Kona 4th of July Parade
• Great Waikoloa 4th of July Extravaganza
• Volcano 4th of July Parade
• Parker Ranch Independence Weekend Rodeo
• Mauna Lani Turtle Independence Day
• Firecracker Open Big Game Fishing Tournament


Lahaina Fireworks Show and Concert, Makawao Rodeo and the Kaanapali 4th of July Celebration.


On the west side of Kauai, don’t miss the Kekaha Fourth of July Celebration Event featuring cultural displays, crafts, food booths, live entertainment, live music, games and fireworks. Also not to be missed is the Kauai Hospice 26th Annual Concert in the Sky at Vidinha Stadium, featuring the biggest 3D fireworks show in Hawaii. There are games, bounce houses, vendor booths, rides, crafts and live entertainment.

5-Star Circle Island and Pearl Harbor Tour:

What better way to celebrate America’s history than through a tour to commemorate the soldiers who fought and died at Pearl Harbor for our freedoms? This luxury tour available from Hoku Hawaii Tours brings you all around Oahu, hitting these important landmarks and more:

• Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
• USS Arizona Memorial
• Dole Pineapple Pavilion
• North Shore Oahu Surf Beach
• La’ie Point & Pali Lookout
• South Shore Oahu Lookouts
• Halona Blowhole Lookout*
• Hanauma Bay Lookout
• Diamond Head Crater Lookout
• Lunch at The Proud Peacock

Sunset dinner cruises:

Whether from Lahaina Harbor or the Na Pali coast, a dinner cruise is the ultimate way to experience the 4th of July at its most glorious. You get an up-close-and-personal view of the fireworks as they burst overhead, while dancing and dining under the stars.

Eco-adventure tours:

Experience all the natural beauty that Oahu has to offer by getting back to basics with an Eco-Adventure. Led along by experienced guides, you’ll be treated to majestic waterfalls, lunch and scenic hikes.

Maui Treasure Hunt:

By day, keep the kids busy with a Maui Treasure Hunt complete with hiking, swimming in a private lagoon, and searching for treasure with your very own map. This three-hour program is for kids five years old and up, starting in Kahului. For your hike, you will get a backpack, snacks and bottled water – a perfect start to your July 4th festivities!

No matter what you choose to do on the 4th of July in Hawaii, celebrations will be everywhere you turn, making these islands the perfect place to commemorate America’s birthday.