A state that is made of a volcanic chain of hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles, Hawaii is almost like an exploding firework itself. From the dramatic Big Island to the touristy island of O’ahu, residents and visitors will find firework shows marking special holidays, cultural events, festivals and more. If you come to check out the sandy beaches, gorgeous ocean and beautiful flora and fauna, don’t forget to take in some Hawaii fireworks as a big Aloha before you head home.
In O’ahu, each and every weekend starts off with a bang. The Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on a free firework show on Waikiki Beach every Friday night. The 10-minute show can be seen from many of the beach areas, particularly the concrete pier in front of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel. The special thing about this pyrotechnic perk (other than it happening every week!) is that the fireworks reflect beautifully off the water.
You’ll also find plenty of Hawaii fireworks for the Fourth of July. On the Big Island a spectacular firework display is held at the Waikoloa Beach Resort and is accompanied by live music by the US Air force Band of the Pacific. The Kailua-Kona Community 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Celebration offers free family fun that lasts all day and ends with a night of fireworks. Over in Hilo, July 4th is celebrated with Fireworks that light up the night sky from Coconut Island. On the island of O’ahu, the Aloha Tower Market sets of fireworks every year for Independence Day as does the Ala Moana Center which is reportedly popular with the locals – so it must be good! In Maui, the 4th is always market with an ocean front concert in the park and the Lahaina Fireworks Show. Get a great seat anywhere along the historic Lahaina waterfront or book a dinner cruise for an alternately amazing vantage point.
If you happen to be in Hawaii during Christmas, head on over to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl where two top college football teams meet up for an island face off on December 24th. Or, later in January, the NFL’s ProBowl also takes place at Aloha Stadium and features post game Hawaii fireworks.
Hauoli Makahiki Hou and happy New Year to you! As always, Hawaii will be one of the final locales in the world to say “Aloha!” to the year gone by – that just means you have to be patient for your firework show! Watch the island skies set ablaze on December 31st with a number of spectacular pyrotechnic displays. At midnight, Waikiki Beach will have a countdown and oceanfront firework display. The Aloha Tower Market Place shoots off fireworks from platforms docked in the Honolulu Harbor making the spots along the venue’s long pier the prime watching spots. Also in O’ahu, the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort shoots off fireworks from the beach and the Wet ‘n Wild will end the family fun day with lots of family fun.
Hawaiians are known for their hospitality and especially so in the friendly Aloha state of Hawaii. If you are looking for a great firework show there are many choices on the islands that will make waves and get raves. Before your trip to Hawaii, ask your hotel concierge or check out Go Hawaii online where can get you up to date on firework watching opportunities. Even long-time residents of Hawaii can use these essential resources to stay current. Hawaiian fireworks will create vivid memories that will last a lifetime!