It’s the Fourth of July every Friday in Waikiki!
Courtesy of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, a spectacular fireworks show lights up the sky over Waikiki Beach beginning at 7:45 p.m. Stake out your spot on the sand free of charge to watch the show, which began in 1988 when the hotel completed its $100 million “Return to Paradise” master plan.
Or pay $20 per person, including a mai tai punch or non-alcoholic punch, for seating by the Super Pool, which guarantees great views of the fireworks and the Rockin’ Hawaiian Rainbow Revue that precedes it. This 45-minute performance features a tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary Hawaiian beachboy; a charming keiki (children’s) hula); and the “hapa-haole” music that was popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
The audience is invited to join in on favorite island numbers such as “Tiny Bubbles,” made famous by the late Don Ho, and the late Israel Kamakawiwoole’s haunting rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which leads into the dazzling display of fireworks over the resort’s Rainbow Tower.