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Fourth of July weekend is coming soon! How will you be celebrating? We’ve compiled a list of events, parades and fireworks to catch all around Oahu – from family-friendly events to elegant dinner cruises, and more, we’ve got you covered here at John Riggins Real Estate!

Fireworks on Oahu

Kailua 4th Of July Fireworks Display Friday July 4, 2014  |  8:00-9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Kailua Fireworks, the event is expected to have 10,000+ participants. Show will be off Kailua Beach Park. Parking will be restricted on various streets for emergency vehicle clearance. Various traffic controls will be instituted by HPD at end of fireworks show. Ala Moana 4th of July Fireworks Display Friday July 4, 2014  |  8:30-8:50 p.m. Sponsored by Ala Moana Shopping Center/General Growth. The event is expected to have 30,000+ participants. Show will be off Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Vehicles will be prohibited in Ala Moana Park from 10 pm Tuesday, 7/3 until 4 am Wednesday, 7/4. Various traffic controls will be instituted by HPD at end of fireworks show. Aloha Tower Marketplace Thursday July 3, 2014   | 8:30 p.m. Fourth of July celebrations start a day early at Aloha Tower for a family-friendly pau hana celebration of food, music and fireworks. Turtle Bay Resort Friday July 4, 2014  |  8:30 p.m. Turtle Bay Resort is hosting an Independence Day celebration of epic proportions with an all-weekend lineup of family-friendly activities, entertainment, and fireworks. The resort’s Fourth of July celebration is open to the public and will include food booths, prize giveaways and live music from Kapena and more. 4th of July Spectacular – Schofield Barracks Friday July 4, 2014  |  8:30 p.m. The 4th of July Spectacular is a day packed with fun and events for the whole family beginning at 10:00 a.m. The fireworks display will begin at 8:30 p.m. from the commissary parking lot. The 4th of July event is open to the Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. Pearl Harbor-Hickam Friday July 4, 2014  |  9:00 p.m. The 4th of July celebration returns to Pearl Harbor-Hickam! The free event begins at 3:30 p.m. and will feature fun for the whole family, including a petting zoo, train ride, inflatables and a concert by rock band 3 Doors Down. The concert begins at 7:30 and the fireworks display will start at 9:00 p.m. This celebration is open to military only. Battleship Missouri Memorial Friday July 4, 2014  |  9:00 p.m. Take the family out for a picnic on the pier at the Battleship Missouri Memorial! Bring your own food and beverages for the 6:00 p.m. picnic (no glass or grills allowed) and stick around for the 9:00 p.m. fireworks. $10 adults, $5 children (4-12) and free to members.

4th of July Parades on Oahu

Kailua 4th of July Independence Day Parade Friday July 4, 2014  |  10:00 a.m. to Noon Sponsored by Kailua Chamber of Commerce. The event will have 200 marchers, 40 vehicles, 40 floats, and four bands. It starts at Kainalu Dr./Omao St., to Kainalu Drive, and ends at Kailua Intermediate School. Family Day Parade (God’s Ohana Day Parade) Saturday July 5, 2014  |  9:00-11:00 a.m. Sponsored by Prayer Center of the Pacific. The event will have 500 marchers, 50 vehicles, 7 floats, & 2 bands. It will start at Kalakaua Ave/Fort DeRussy/Saratoga Rd., to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park.

Family Friendly Events on Oahu

Turtle Bay Resort Turtle Bay Resort is hosting an Independence Day celebration of epic proportions with an all-weekend lineup of family-friendly activities, entertainment, and fireworks. The resort’s Fourth of July celebration is open to the public and will include food booths, prize giveaways and live music from Kapena and more. 4th of July Spectacular – Schofield Barracks Come to the 43rd annual 4th of July Spectacular and enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family, a FREE concert featuring Third Eye Blind and the most Spectacular fireworks finale in Hawaii. The 4th of July event starts at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. Pearl Harbor-Hickam The 4th of July celebration returns to Pearl Harbor-Hickam! The free event begins at 3:30 p.m. and will feature fun for the whole family, including a petting zoo, train ride, inflatables and a concert by rock band 3 Doors Down. The concert begins at 7:30 and the fireworks display will start at 9:00 p.m. This celebration is open to military only.

Da Hui Paddle Race Bring a picnic to Waimea Bay and watch the 500+ paddlers cross the finish line of the Da Hui Paddle Race! Lifeguards will host free keiki races and events on the beach. Ala Moana Center This 15-minute show at Ala Moana Center is one of the largest in the country. Accompanied by a soundtrack, the fireworks show will begin at 8:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to sit on the Ewa Parking Deck by 4:00 for the best viewing of the show. There will be a concert at 5:00 pm on the deck with entertainment at Centerstage at 3:00 p.m. 13th Annual Freedom Run The 2014 Freedom Run will be held on Friday July 4, 2014 at Kailua High School at 7a.m. Let’s rally together to increase epilepsy awareness and raise money to continue our fight for seizure freedom. All proceeds collected from the event go towards programs and services of Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

4th of July Party Spots on Oahu

First Friday Street Festival Friday July 4, 2014 | 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sponsored by Arts District Merchant Association. The event is expected to have 1,000+ participants. Hotel Street will be closed from Nuuanu Avenue to Smith Street at 8:00 p.m. Read more.

Dinner Cruises with Fireworks on Oahu

Star of Honolulu Independence Day Fireworks Cruise Embraced by panoramic views of Waikiki, you will enjoy a fabulous meal and delightful entertainment as the sun dips below the horizon. Then get ready for a front row view of the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular that will light up the night sky with an array sparkling light! Starting at $142/person. Tickets Star Independence Day Sunset & Fireworks Cruise Celebrate Independence Day early this year aboard the luxurious Starlite Waikiki Catamaran with the most delicious cocktails and breathtaking fireworks show on July 3rd and 4th! As you relax on board your cruise, enjoy the live Hawaiian entertainment throughout the boat as you sip on your delicious cocktail and watch the sky explode in a shower of colors and light! $59.00/person. Tickets Navatek Independence Day Fireworks Sunset Dinner Cruise Experience a memorable Hawaiian evening aboard the state-of-the-art vessel, the Navatek I.  Dine in the beautiful Diamond Head Room or enjoy the Sunset Room, where the dining room turns into a party after the sun sets. In celebration of this year’s July Fourth, guests will receive red-white-and-blue Glow Necklaces to wear after dark and those on this year’s Sunset Buffet will be treated to an Americana-themed menu! $144/person. Tickets Maitai Catamaran Independence Day Fireworks Cocktail Cruise What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a Fireworks Spectacular along the beautiful Waikiki coastline? Choose from a variety of beverages, including Mai Tais, beer, wine, juices, and soft drinks as you glide along the calm waters. $75/person. Tickets 4th of July with Atlantis Adventures Experience Atlantis Adventures’ three-hour Fourth of July celebration. The main deck features an American-themed buffet from $93-$134 per person. Clients who upgrade to the upper deck enjoy an elegant five-course dinner highlighted by steamed lobster, beef tenderloin and chocolate mousse cake ($110-$164). Tickets Photo credit to Star of Honolulu Cruises Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! And remember, aerial fireworks are illegal without a permit.

Author: Ryan Riggins (RA)

Born and Raised on Oahu my approach to the real estate business is different than most agents working in the industry today. The average agent sells fewer than 7 homes a year while attempting to manage every aspect of the business all by themselves. This approach allows them very little time working directly with buyers and sellers because they are so overwhelmed with all the busy work that is required behind the scenes. My system allows me to spend 90% of my time working directly with clients who want to buy and sell real estate today and in the very near future. Here at John Riggins Real Estate we have been helping families move since 1977. We specialize in the Aiea to Kapolei area but not limited to Ewa Beach area. To see all the great ways we help buyers and to view what differentiates us from the typical realtor in the area, visit http://tinyurl.com/clientsuccessstorys Because of Ryan's Military Relocation Expertise, Ryan's success revolves around that same simple principle his Mother and Father instilled in him; serving those who serve our country. His track record shows that he puts his clients first and in a high paced market, he is making VA loans work for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. With previous clients ranging from E-5's to 04's, Ryan is ready and willing to make sure all those who have served our country, have every opportunity to own their piece of it. For the majority of people the purchase or sale of a home is their largest single investment. My goal is to guide you successfully and easily through the contractual, investment, and emotional decisions involved in the Real Estate process. I am committed to providing you, your family and your friends with superior service and expertise and to make it the most memorable purchase of your life.

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