4th of July

21st Annual Fourth of July Spectacular On Independence Day, witness Hawaii’s largest fireworks display, sponsored by Ala Moana Center. The free fireworks spectacular, launched from Ala Moana Beach Park from three different platforms, will begin at 8:30pm. Open seating will be available on Ala Moana Center’s Makai-Ewa parking deck on a first come, first served basis. In addition, spectators can also tune in to Krater 96, KRTR FM for a live fireworks soundtrack that accompanies the show. Prior to the display, the Pacific Fleet Ceremonial Band, Holunape, Hapa, Na Palapalai and A Touch of Gold will perform, starting at 5pm. Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., [alamoanacenter.com]

41st Annual Celebration at Schofield Barracks Feel good about your Fourth of July celebration when you go to see Jack’s Mannequin at Weyand Field for free (as if you wouldn’t feel good when watching the uber-talented Andrew McMahon), knowing that costs were taken care of by the Army Recycle Center. JM performs at 5:30pm following Hoobastank (4pm), whose last performance in Hawaii at 2011’s BayFest saw a proposal onstage and singer Doug Robb’s new baby girl (aww!). The free, daylong celebration includes games, a 5K Fun Run, a Children’s One-Mile Fun Run, crafts, a new products bazaar, entertainment, food vendors, fireworks and shops. Visitors must show a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a current safety check. Schofield Barracks. Free. [himwr.com]

Celebrating the Military Concert Amy Hanaialii, Jim Nabors, Jimmy Borges and more join Matt Catingub and the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in “Celebrating the Military,” an Independence Day concert. News Radio 830 AM KHVH’s Rick Hamada will join Catingub and the Orchestra on-stage as the emcee and will also narrate “Liberty for All.” Tickets can be purchased from the Hawaii Symphony Box Office (593-9468), the Blaisdell Box Office and at all Ticketmaster Outlets. Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., (6pm) tickets start at $20, $10 for students. 545-4000

Fireworks at Maunalua Bay Maunalua Bay has the perfect view of both the sunset and the fireworks (8pm), but there will be activities and entertainment all day long. Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai, (1–9pm)

Fireworks at Turtle Bay Gates open at 3pm, festivities start at 4pm. The event features live entertainment including Kapena at 6:30pm, keiki activities and food booths. Fireworks begin at 8pm. Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku (4–9pm) [turtlebayresort.com], 293-6000

Fireworks Spectacular Cruise on the Navatek I Cruise along the East Oahu and Waikiki shoreline to enjoy the holiday festivities from a seafaring perspective. Guests will be treated to the fireworks off Magic Island, live entertainment and patriotic glow necklaces. Choose between the Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise or the Royal Sunset Dinner Cruise. Pier 6, Aloha Tower (6:15–9:15pm) $88–$161, kamaaina rates available. 973-1311

Hoku Naia Cocktail and Fireworks Cruise Take a more affordable cruise with live Hawaiian music, a “champagne” toast and an ocean view of the fireworks. Kewalo Basin. (7:45–9:15pm) $36.80. [starofhonolulu.com], 983-STAR

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam MWR Celebration Free activities begin at 2pm with American Idol’s Season Seven winner David Cook performing at 7:15pm, followed by fireworks at 8:30pm. Hickam Officers’ Club, Bldg 901, Hickam Air Force Base, (2–9pm) Free. [greatlifehawaii.com], 449-5215

Star of Honolulu Fireworks Cruises Choose from four different Star of Honolulu’s cruies. All include a steak and seafood dinner, live entertainment and ocean views of the sunset and fireworks along the Waikiki coastline. Pier 8, Aloha Tower (6:15–9:15pm) $103.64 and up. [starofhonolulu.com], 983-STAR