Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.
Celebrate all day: Concessions and free live Hawaiian music will be at the Ala Moana Center from the afternoon into the evening. Bonus: The Ala Moana Center has a 20 percent savings pass for shoppers during the holiday weekend.
Showtime: The show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Best view: Pack a picnic and head to the Ala Moana Beach Park for a water view, or use the free open seating at the Makai-Ewa Parking Deck.
After the show: Take the family to the kid-friendly Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks; alamoanacenter.com