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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #015 - Fourth Celebrations & More
June 27, 2022

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Oahu Fourth of July Celebrations

Ala Moana - Fireworks have been canceled for the park day celebration including food booths, live music and games will go on.

July 1at - Fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon. Show starts at 8 PM

July 2nd - Independence Day Firework show and concert at Schofield Barracks. This event will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Weyand Field.

July 3rd - Ohana Day at Turtle Bay Resort with a firework show. Doors open at 3pm. Concerts start at 4pm and the fireworks show is set to start at 8 p.m.

July 4th

Hukilau Marketplace in Laie is hosting a day full of live entertainment, food, free games and fireworks. The festivities will go from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kailua Beach will have a fourth of July firework show at approximately 8 p.m.

North Shore will have a July 4th Festival, Fireworks and Vintage Car Show at Haleiwa Beach Park from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 8 p.m.

Fourth of July Freedom Fest at Pearl Harbor which entails family fun, a car show, concerts and fireworks. The live concerts start at 3:30pm. The fireworks show is set to start at 9pm.

Some military bases will have private firework celebrations hilton-hawaiian-village.html

Oahu July Events

Oahu Events have started returning as visitors have this summer.

Farmers Markets were the first to return as they were deemed essential, but now some other social events are returning including Bishop Museum After Hours, Art After Dark at the Modern Museum of Art, Wildest Show at the Honolulu Zoo, Yoga in the Park, Holiday events and others.


Honolulu Zoo gets a Tiger

A 220-pound Sumatran male tiger named Seattle leaves the Baton Rouge Zoo, and joins the Honolulu Zoo family as of June 9th... honolulu-zoo.html

Giant Clam & Monk Seal

On a sad not a giant clam from the Wikiki Aquarium has died. It is believed from old age. This is the oldest clam grown in captivity to over 200 pounds and living for 40 years.

On a separate incident, a 19 year old monk seal named Benny was found dead on Mokuleia Beach. Benny was born on Kauai back in 2002 and frequented the North Shore on Oahu often. Experts are awaiting tissue samples to determine an exact cause of death. waikiki-aquarium.html

Where to get the Best Plate Lunch

What is the best Hawaiian plate lunch on Oahu?

Folks argue with passion about who serves the best plate lunch on the island...and describing in detail why that is. And while we all have our favorites, there are a handful of places that separate themselves from the pack.

Classic institutions like Rainbow Drive Inn, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Highway Inn, and Zippy’s continue to serve the Hawaiian comfort foods we’ve come to love. hawaiian-plate-lunch.html

Maili Pillbox Hike

Discover the Maili Pillbox Hike this summer.

The Maili Pillbox Hike is an adventurous, fun, and less traveled Oahu hike located on the West Side.

Similar to the Lanikai Pillbox Hike, which is one of the most popular trails on the island with 2 bunkers to reach, the Maili hiking trail winds up higher on the mountain side with incredible views up top and not just 2 but 4 military pillboxes you can explore up top. maili-pillbox.html

Oahu Popular Shows

As COVID restrictions have lifted and are back to full capacity, larger show around the island have resumed.

Booking for new Oahu Shows and concerts have taken off for Blue Note Waikiki, Slack Key Lounge, Kana Ka Pila Grille, Waikiki Shell, Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Theatre and many hotel live music and entertainment venues. oahu-shows.html

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