Military & Merchants Offer July 4th Events



Kailua Chamber of Commerce presents its 59th Annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival on Mon., July 4 beginning at 10 a.m. along Kainalu Drive to Kailua District Park. Following the parade, join us for a celebration at the Kailua Rec. Center. Later at sunset, the annual fireworks display, best Windward showing at Kailua Beach Park. Call 261-2727.



Ala Moana Center’s Fourth of July fireworks display is expected to be the third largest in the nation this year, behind New York and Boston. On Independence Day, entertainment will start at noon at Ala Moana’s Center Stage, followed by a 6 p.m. free outdoor concert at the mall level, makai parking deck fronting Sears. Performers include the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band, the Makaha Sons and Go Jimmy Go. The fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. Call 955-9517.



The Armyıs 34th Annual Fourth of July Spectacular takes place at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, on the holiday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. when it concludes with the largest fireworks display in Hawaii. The free celebration includes a 5K Fun Run, a children’s one-mile fun run, crafts and new products bazaar, displays of vintage military vehicles, demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism, pony rides, games, inflatables and mechanical
rides and food booths. Call 438-4480.



Pearl Harbor is once again “taking it to the streets” for the wildly popular entertainment-food-fireworks fest, the July 4th Block Party & Fireworks Spectacular. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Event admission is free and open to all patrons with Pearl Harbor access, including military-affiliated and DoD personnel, family members, sponsored guests. Call 473-0606.






Every Saturday through Sept. 1010:30 am to 2:30 pm

Fun and engaging games in conjunction with the “Reptiles: Real and Robotic” exhibit. Larger-than-life robotic reptile models and interactive displays. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. Call 847-3511 for more information.

Star of Honolulu Welcome Hula Show

Every afternoon at 4:30 pm

Enjoy an enchanting performance of the Star of Honolulu hula dancers as they greet guests on Pier 8 of Aloha Tower Marketplace. FREE. Call 566-2337.

Changing of the guard

Nightly-5:30 pm

See the best in the world’s exhibition drill; the King’s guard performs every night at the front gate of the King’s Village Shopping Center in Waikiki. FREE. RECOMMENDED.

Music of Hawaii Today —
Na Mele Nei – Concerts

Every Sun1 pm

Ward Warehouse Stage. Call Native Books Na Mea Hawaii at 596-8885 or visit www.nativebookshawaii.com.

“aloha las vegAs”

Fri-Sun July 1-3Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm

Adding three shows to its summer performances of Edward Sakamoto’s Aloha Las Vegas at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., downtown Honolulu. Charity benefit. $20. Call 536-4441 for tickets and information.


Fri-Mon July 1-4Fri 5 pm to 2 am/ Saturday & Sunday noon to 2 a.m/Mon noon to midnight.

Oahu’s biggest summer carnival will be held aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. World-Famous Grucci Brothers’ Fireworks displays all four nights, musical acts, nightly blockbuster fireworks show, hair-raising carnival rides, extreme events, favorite foods, military displays & demos. Call 254-7563 for more information.

“Comet Collision Countdown” AT BISHOP MUSEUM

Sun July 37:50 pm Exactly

Bishop Museum hosts a spectacular comet collision viewing party in celebration of the Jan. 12, 2005, NASA launch that set a space probe on a collision course with Comet Tempel 1. Party from 5:30 to 10 p.m. $3 adults. Call 847-3511 for more information.

“Murder I Do”

Fri July 15 & Sat July 2, 9, & 237 pm

Interactive, comedy murder mystery includes dinner at Dave & Buster’s, located at 1030 Auahi St. at the Ward Entertainment Complex, limited seating, reservations required. Call 589-2215 for more information.


Sun July 3Evening

Celebrate Independence Day with live entertainment on multiple stages, a fashion show, an appearance by the ladies of Ms. West Oahu, cotton candy & popcorn, face & hair painting, balloon artist, and a dazzling fireworks finale at 8:45 pm, Aloha Tower Marketplace.

59th Annual July 4th day Parade / FIREWORKS AT NIGHT

Monday July 410 am  and Sunset

Kailua Chamber of Commerce and Festival on Monday, July 4 beginning at along Kainalu Drive to Kailua District Park. Following the parade, join us for a celebration at the Kailua Rec Center. Later as the sunsets, look towards the sky to our annual fireworks display, best showing at Kailua Beach Park. Call 261-2727.

“guys & dolls” auditions

Tues-Thru July 5-77 pm

Army Community Theatre seek players to fill out cast for next major production. Call the ACT Box Office at 438-4480 for more information.

Wallis Island Ensemble, featuring the band, Nuku Alofa

Wed July 611:45 am

Bishop Museum welcomes from the central Polynesian French territory of Wallis and Futuna. The 25-member ensemble is a favorite at the Festival of Pacific Arts. Call 847-3511.

Concert with Jasmine Trias

Fri July 86 to 10 pm

All ages invited to attend. Pipeline Café

58th Friends of the Library of Hawaii Booksale

Sat-Wed July 9-1510 am to 9 pm

More than 100,000 books will be offered for sale. McKinley High School Cafeteria. Vounteers needed, call 536-4174 for more information.

Latin Dance Night

Sat July 96 to 10 pm

Atherton YMCA in Manoa is the site of this elegant dress: monthly event. $8 cover. All ages, non-smoking. Free salsa and Argentine tango lessons from 6 to 7pm. Organized and staffed by volunteers. 810 University Ave. Call 393-2168 for more information.

4th Annual Hula Hoolauna Aloha Festival 2005

Sat July 910 am to 5 pm

Rich culture and history of hula will feature a dance exhibition by Japanese and local halau. Ala Moana Shopping Center, center stage. Call 347-2012.

5th Annual 5K Banana Man Chase FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Sat July 97 am

Ala Moana Park (near McCoy Pavilion). Race participants can run, walk, or stroll their way through the 3.1 mile (5k) course. Pick up an application at any Jamba Juice location or download one at www.jambahawaii.com

Honouliuli Preserve Hike

Sun July 108:30 am to 2:30 pm

Interpretive hike along the Palikea Trail. $10 per person. To make a reservation and for more info., call 587-6220.


Tues July 12Sunset

Waikiki Aquarium presents ever-popular Hapa, with their inspired Hawaiian melodies. The Aquarium lawn will light up with an evening of beautiful Hawaiian music. The oceanside concert will also feature food booths, entry to Aquarium exhibits and other fun. Call Wai-kiki Aquarium Development Office at 923-9741, ext. 3


Thu-Sun July 15-31Call for times

Shows at 8 p.m. Thurs. through Sat. and at 4 p.m. on Sun. Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. are on July 23 and 30. nominated for nine 1994 Tony Awards including Best Musical. At the Diamond Head Theatre. Call 733-0274. RECOMMENDED.

Midnight Magic Party

Fri July 159 pm

Wizardly activities, fantastical games and stupendous giveaways. Then at
12 midnight pick up your copy of the new release, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Borders, Ward Center. Call 591-8995.


Fri & Sat Jul 15-16Begins at 7:30 pm Fri/9 am Sat.

A two-day celebration of Tahitian culture including competitions in dance and drumming Polynesian Cultural Center at Laie. Call 293-3333.

Honouliuli Preserve Hike

Sun July 248:30 am to 2:30 pm

Moderate, three-mile interpretive hike along the Kaluaa Loop Trail. Begins gradually uphill and a steep downhill section completes the loop. $10 per person. To make a reservation and for more information, call the Nature Conservancy at 587-6220.

“Stars’ Night Out”

Mon Jul 256 pm

Hawaii State Theatre Council hosts a gala benefit on at The Koolau Ballroom, Koolau Golf Club, Kaneohe. Begins with cocktails at followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing to Kit Samson’s Sound Advice. Call 733-0277, ext. 306 for more information.

12th Hawaii Int’l Jazz Festival

Fri & Sat Jul 29-307 pm

Piano and Hawaiian jazz on Friday with Soul/Latin jazz on Sat. Hawaii Theatre, Downtown. Call 528-0506.