FOURTH OF JULY
FIREWORKS PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYFEST
Fireworks are the ultimate outdoor bling-bling. Flash, splash and explosions all in one nighttime package. How to build on the effect?
Add 3-D glasses.
Both Aloha Tower Marketplace (on Monday) and Ala Moana Center (on Tuesday) are offering 3-D glasses to customers who want to add a bit more pop to their Fourth of July shows.
Now, the 3-D effect is not like at the movies, where objects fly right at your head and you can't really watch without the glasses. Those with glasses will see a rainbow effect in the fireworks' flashes and certain colors will appear more brilliant, according to an Ala Moana spokeswoman. Those watching without glasses will see the usual fireworks.
At Aloha Tower, 3-D glasses are free at the Guest Services Kiosk, one pair for every $5 in receipts for purchases within the marketplace. The show starts at 9 p.m. Monday over Honolulu Harbor.
At Ala Moana, pick up glasses at the Customer Service Center -- one for every receipt for an Ala Moana purchase. The show is at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, launched from Magic Island.
Below is a listing of celebrations happening around the island.
FILE PHOTO / JULY 2002
Kailua gets patriotic on the Fourth, above, with a parade.
» Aloha Tower Marketplace Pre-Independence Day celebration:
Fireworks, 9 p.m. Monday. Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with Pacific Fleet Band, Jomel Sumira, Kapena, strolling entertainers, face painting, a balloon artist and more. Free admission. Call 566-2337 or visit www.alohatower.com. Gordon Biersch and Don Ho's offer special menus and fireworks viewing. Hooters offers discounts to military and seniors. Events at the Tower, at the base of Aloha Tower, offers live blues with Bluzilla at 5:30 p.m. and Saint Funk at 9:10 p.m.
» Ala Moana Center 4th of July Fireworks:
8:30 p.m. Tuesday; view from mall-level makai parking lot in front of Sears. Centerstage entertainment includes Holunape, noon; Na Kama, 2 p.m.; 'Ike Pono, 4 p.m. A concert on the makai parking deck begins at 6 p.m., with the Navy Pacific Fleet Band, Dita Holifield & Red-handed, Rubber Soul, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom and Brother Noland. Mall hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; gates to makai parking deck open at 4 p.m.
» BayFest 2006:
Fireworks by the Grucci Brot, 10:45 to 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. A 10-minute firework show will take place after each headlining concert on the remaining BayFest nights. Approximate times are: Friday, 10:15; Saturday, 10:30; Sunday, 10:35; and Monday, 10:30. Call 254-7679.
» Hickam Air Force Base:
8:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. DoD ID card needed to get on base.
» Kailua Beach Park:
8 p.m. Tuesday. Preceded by the Seventh Twilight Airshow at 6 p.m., a 30-minute spectacular featuring pilots Hank Bruckner and Clint Churchill. Bruckner and Churchill have been flying for more than 34 years. For information on the air show, call Churchill at 544-3208.
» Pearl Harbor:
8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Only military personnel and sponsored guests will be allowed on base but the 20-minute show could be seen from other spots on the island.
» Schofield Barracks:
8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Sills and Desiderio Fields. The 35th annual bash kicks off with a 5K Fun Run at 9 a.m., followed by a Children's 1-mile Fun Run at 10 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Krush, Tropic Lightning Band, Society of Seven and more. Also, a Stryker Display and The Society of Creative Anachronism exhibition from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. No sparklers or fireworks are allowed. Call 655-0112.
» Turtle Bay Resort 4th of July Celebration:
9 p.m. Saturday.
Parade begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Omao Street and Kainalu Drive and proceeds down Kainalu Drive, ending at Kailua District Park. Participants include representatives and veterans from the armed forces, antique and custom vehicles, clowns and a band from New Zealand. Anyone interested in volunteering for the parade, call Mike Stott at 254-1515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3-D glasses enhance the firework experience at Ala Moana Center and Aloha Tower Marketplace, free with purchase.
» K&C Independence Day Concert:
Keith and Carmen Haugen perform patriotic, Hawaiian, country and more, 7 p.m. Monday at the Ruth Bacon Auditorium, Pohai Nani good Samaritan Retirement Community. Free.
» Star of Honolulu Cruises:
8:30 to 10 p.m. Monday. Departs pier 8. Three levels will be offered: "Admiral's Dinner, Jazz & Fireworks Cruise," "Romance Dinner and "Jazz & Fireworks Cruise." All packages include a bon voyage champagne toast, live entertainment and the ocean views of the fireworks. Rates start at $39. For reservations, call 983-STAR (7827), toll-free (800) 334-6191, or visit www.starofhonolulu.com.
» "The King" comes to Hawaii:
The Aliamanu and Schofield Burger King restaurants feature Hawaiian dancers, science demonstrations, musical performances, bounce houses and vendors to help celebrate July 4. At 10 a.m. families can have photos taken with "The King" and his entourage at Building 878, Aliamanu Drive in the Aliamanu Military Reservation. "The King" will then head down to the Schofield Burger King (Building 2606, Kolekole Avenue at the Schofield Barracks) at 3 p.m. to pose for pictures.
» Bayfest 2006 (See Pages 4 and 5):
Noon to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. Featuring carnival rides, military and car displays. Entertainment includes Slug from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.; Trick Pony from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and .38 Special from 9:15 to 10:45 p.m. on the Main Stage. Fireworks by the Grucci Brot, 10:45 to 11:05 p.m. Call 254-7679.
» "Living History":
Reenactment of the Gettysburg Civil War, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Kokohead rifle range. Bring earplugs and dark or regular glasses. Also, learn about Hawaiian, Asian and Hapa civil war soldiers. Children welcomed. Free.
» Pearl Harbor 4th of July Block Party:
Comedians Jay Mohr, Alonzo Bodden and Bert Kreischer headline an evening of comedy at 7:30 p.m. Also featuring autographs with Dog the Bounty Hunter from 5 to 7 p.m., The Kingpins at 4:30 p.m., Son Caribe at 6 p.m., Mojo Gymnastics at 2 p.m., and Hawaii Championship Wrestling at 3 and 5 p.m. There also will be an exotic car display, petting zoo, Xtreme Fun inflatables, a crafter's village, pony rides, remote control car racing, ono food and more. The fun begins at 2 p.m. on the streets fronting Bravo Pier at Naval Station Pearl Harbor and ends after the 8:45 p.m. firework display. Only DoD personnel, family members and sponsored guests allowed on base. No barbecues, coolers, animals, tents and outside food and beverages are allowed.