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Spending 4th of July in Hawaii? Check Out Some Great Options for 2016…

This year, 2016, what’s better than spending the 4th of July in Hawaii?

If this sounds like your idea of a great vacation experience, then you don’t want to miss these great events that are taking place around the islands…


Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or are simply in the mood for a good, old-fashioned barbecue, Oahu has great options for the 4th of July in Hawaii.

Interested in a little water sports action? The Da Hui Paddle Board Race is the perfect start to the holiday. Races start at 9:45 AM from the Turtle Bay Resort. There are free shuttles from various spots on the island for your convenience.

Anyone can join the race – this competition is fit for individuals of all sizes, ages, and experience.

After you’ve spent an invigorating morning at the paddle board races, you’re going to want to head over to the Ala Moana Center & Beach Park. Spend a little time at their luxurious shops and dining establishments before taking a beach front seat to one of the largest fireworks displays in Hawaii. The show starts at 8:30 PM.


The 27th Annual Concert in the Sky, sponsored by Kauai Hospice, is an event like no other. A favorite amongst locals and tourists alike, this is the largest one-day event on the island of Kauai.

Here are some of the great activities they’ll be offering:

  • Live music by local musicians
  • Funzone for Kids, including:
    • Water Slides
    • Face Painting
    • Inflatables
  • Grand Prize Drawings

The fun starts at 4 PM on the Vidinha Soccer Field in Lihue. The event will conclude with an unforgettable 3D firework display.


The Lahaina Town Action Committee offers islanders the only annual public fireworks display in Maui.

While the fireworks show itself doesn’t start until 8pm, guests are welcome to start the celebration early by participating in one of the many events taking place in historic Lahaina.

Here are just a few of the fun activities the festival has to offer:

  • Food & Drink Specials at Front Street Restaurants
  • Live Entertainment
  • Keiki Activities

For those interested in a different perspective of the fireworks, Maui is home to some spectacular sunset cruises. What could be better than a waterfront sunset, unforgettable food, and some thrilling fireworks to top off the evening?

Big Island

If you’re spending Independence Day on the Big Island then head on over to the Great Wakioloa Rubber Duckie Race. This one-of-a-kind race is ideal for kids…and their parents. It’s also an event that benefits the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii, so if you’re traveling with your whole family, this should be at the top of your list.

Don’t forget to “adopt” your own duckie for the big race.

After you’ve won the race and had some fun, head on over to the Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza. The parade starts at 6pm and leads into an incredible fireworks display that you’ll remember for years to come.


For more information on celebrating 4th of July in Hawaii in 2016 – as well as other Hawaii travel recommendations – visit Hawaii Discount’s travel blog.

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