Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii are going to be fantastic for 2023! Dazzling fireworks shows are planned on all four of the major Hawaiian Islands.
Let’s island hop around the Hawaii to highlight July 4th fireworks for 2023.
The island of Oahu is going to be quite a festive place to celebrate the USA! In fact, you’ll find fireworks shows on Saturday July 1st, Sunday July 2nd and on the big day, Tuesday, July 4th. For fireworks shows, here’s the summary:
Saturday, July 1st – Oahu Fireworks
2023 Independence Day Celebration – Red, White, Blue and Aloha
Celebrate independence with the USAG (Army) Hawaii Family and MWR at Schofield Barracks. This event includes activities, concerts and at 8:45pm, a laser light show along with fireworks. This event is free and open to the public. See this link for more details and instructions. Take note of the prohibited items.
Sunday, July 2nd – Oahu Fireworks
Turtle Bay Ohana Day Two Concert & Fireworks
Day two of Ohana Day includes a full slate of concerts with the evening finishing with a fireworks show. Tickets are required. See this link for more details.
Tuesday, July 4th – Oahu Fireworks
Oahu North Shore July 4th Festival and Fireworks
A fun-filled day of activities, concerts, a car show and a fireworks show are all planned at Haleiwa Beach Park. The fireworks show is set for 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. See this flyer for more information.
4th of July at Hukilau Marketplace
Games, concerts and a fireworks show are planned for Hukilau Marketplace in Laie by the Polynesian Cultural Center. The fireworks show is planned for 9:00 p.m. This celebration is free and open to the public. See this link for more details.
Kailua’s Firework Show
Organizers say that Kailua’s firework’s show will take place at 8:00 p.m. for 2023. Check their webpage for details. This event is free and open to the public.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor & Hickam
A day of activities, concerts and fireworks show are planned for this 4th of July Freedom Fest. This event is for Department of Defense cardholders and their guests. The general public may watch the fireworks from afar.
For this article, we’re focused on Hawaii fireworks shows, but there are more Independence celebration activities to enjoy on Oahu. See our Oahu July 4th page for more events and details.
You might have noticed that there aren’t any fireworks in the Waikiki area for July 4th. Sadly, the fireworks show at Ala Moana Center is cancelled again for 2023. If you’re in Waikiki on either June 30th or July 7th, check out the Friday night fireworks show from Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Lahaina is the place to be on Maui for Independence Day with a great fireworks show lighting up the sky starting at 8:00 p.m. See our Maui July 4th page for more details and other events.
Hawaii, Big Island
Hawaii (Big) Island has multiple July 4th fireworks shows along with other special events to celebrate Independence Day. Both events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 4th – Hawaii’s Big Island Fireworks
- In Kailua-Kona, you’ll find a parade at 6:00 p.m. and their fireworks show at 8:00 p.m.
- In Hilo, you’ll find a full day of activities and Hilo Bay Blast fireworks show at 8:00 p.m.
There’s much more going on for Independence Day on Hawaii, so check our complete guide to 4th of July on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Traditionally, there have been two, long-running Independence Day celebrations on Kauai. We’re please to report that both are back in action!
Saturday, July 1st – Kauai Fireworks
America’s Most West Freedom Fest at Barking Sands is free and open to the public for 2023. The fireworks show is planned to begin at 9:30 p.m. See this link for the entertainment schedule. Also, at that link, take note of the instructions and prohibited items.
Tuesday, July 4th – Kauai Fireworks
The fireworks show of Kauai’s Concert in the Sky returns for the first time since 2019. This event is held in Lihue at the Vidinha Soccer Field. Tickets are required for entry. Proceeds benefit Kauai Hospice. See this link for more information and to purchase tickets.
- All details is accurate at the time of publishing.
- Events are subject to change without notice. Over the 15-plus years we’ve been following and covering these special events, we have rarely observed any deviations, but they have happened. One year, an event was cancelled altogether with no notice. Another year, there was an issue with a computer motherboard used for the pyrotechnics, which resulted in a last-minute postponement of the fireworks show until July 5th.
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