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Independence Day celebrations are happening across Oahu


    Thousands showed up to watch the Independence Day fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park last year. The fireworks return for a 25th year.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 23, 2015

    Kawika Kahiapo will play at Surfer, the Bar, as part of the July Fourth Celebration at Turtle Bay on Monday.


    The band Daughtry, featuring singer Chris Daughtry, and country star Kelsea Ballerini will perform during the Fourth of July Spectacular, a two-day event at Schofield Barracks, beginning Sunday.

Fourth of July celebrations on Oahu this year take place around the island, with fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park, on the North Shore, in Kailua and at Pearl Harbor. Military celebrations will be hosted at Schofield Barracks and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. And there’s a party in store at the Hukilau Marketplace in Kahuku. Our roundup:

25th Annual Fourth of July Celebration: Monday, Ala Moana Center and Ala Moana Beach Park. Free. Note: Vehicles prohibited in the park from 10 p.m. Sunday until 4 a.m. Monday.

>> Live entertainment: Maunalua, Pomaikai Lyman, and Rocky Brown and DeShannon Higa. 3-6 p.m. Monday, Ala Moana Centerstage.

>> Fireworks Spectacular: The largest Fourth of July fireworks show launches from three platforms, with live music accompaniment at FM 92.3 KSSK. 8:30 p.m. Monday, Ala Moana Beach Park.

Schofield Barracks Fourth of July Spectacular: Country pop singer Kelsea Ballerini and rock band Daughtry headline two days of rides, games and celebration, ending with fireworks, at Schofield’s 45th annual celebration. Noon-6:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Fireworks: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. Free admission. Open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and guests. Note: Bags, outside food and fanny packs/purses larger than 5 inches high, 7 inches wide and 1 inch deep are prohibited.

Fourth of July Celebration: Three Days Grace performs live, with a car show, family games and activities, trampoline/gymnastics mini-lessons by Hawaii Academy, and scrimmages by Pacific Roller Derby. 3:30-9:30 p.m. Monday. Three Days Grace: 7:30 p.m. Fireworks: 9 p.m., Ward Field, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Activities close at 6:30 p.m. Open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and sponsored guests. Free.,

Picnic on the Pier #MOedition: Fireworks, live music by Jeremy Cheng and Alex Oasay, and keiki activities, beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. Fireworks: 9:05 p.m., Battleship Missouri Memorial. Tickets: $10-$15, $5-$10 pre-sale at Info: 877-644-4896. Free shuttle service from Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

Kailua Fireworks and Air Show: Airborne acrobatics kick off the July 4 celebration. Free, donations accepted at 478-5230. Information: Note: Free parking at Kainalu, Kailua and Lanikai elementary schools, and Kailua Intermediate School. Trolley service from the Macy’s parking lot and Kailua Elementary School to Kailua Beach Center.

>> 70th Annual Kailua Independence Day Parade — “Ku‘oko‘a a me Aloha: Liberty & Aloha”: The town anticipates 200 marchers, four bands, 40 vehicles and 40 floats at this annual celebration, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. 261-7997, Note: Parade starts at Palapu Street and Kainalu Drive, continuing along Kainalu Drive to Kailua Intermediate School. Surrounding roads will be closed at 9 a.m.

>> Fireworks and Air Show: An air show features pilots and parade grand marshals Clint Churchill and Hank Bruckner, followed by a performance by the Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band. Airshow: 6 p.m. Monday. Performance: 6:30 p.m. Fireworks: 8 p.m., Kailua Beach.

Hukilau Marketplace: Keiki water walk-through, sidewalk sale, plate lunch cook-off contest, and hot dog and watermelon eating contests. 8 a.m. Monday, Hukilau Marketplace, Polynesian Cultural Center. Water walk: 8-11 a.m. Free admission, $5 contestant entry fee. 293-3142,

July Fourth Celebration: Slack Key Guitar Festival and Eat the Street combine for an afternoon of celebration, concluding with fireworks and an after party, beginning at 2 p.m. Monday. Fireworks: 8 p.m., Turtle Bay Resort West Lawn. Free, $10/vehicle parking charge at the resort’s Stables Lawn beginning at 2 p.m. 293-6000,

>> Eat the Street — BBQ: Community food truck rally with more than 30 vendors features barbecue-themed entrees and desserts. 2-8 p.m. Monday, 772-3020,

>> Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival — “North Shore Style”: Maunalua, Blayne Asing, Kawika Kahiapo, Brother Noland and Michael Keale Hoku perform at the guitar festival’s first North Shore appearance. 2:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 226-2697,

>> After Party: Hawaiian music by Kawika Kahiapo, with DJ MJ Coon. 9 p.m., Surfer, the Bar. $10 cover. 21+.

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