HONOLULU, HAWAII – For the 18th consecutive year, Ala Moana Center is proud to be the sole provider and financial source of Hawaii’s largest fireworks spectacular, taking place at Ala Moana Beach Park on Independence Day. The festivities at Ala Moana Center will begin with a bang on July 4 and continue throughout the weekend with entertainment, shopping, and savings for the entire family.
Thirty percent of Ala Moana Center’s fireworks this year will consist of brand-new products never seen before. As the only fireworks show in Hawaii to launch from three separate platforms, it is the state’s largest fireworks production and among the top largest in the country, placing it in an esteemed world-class category. The three-part display will use more than one ton of digital pyrotechnics and showcase amazing visual effects like “Swimming Fish,” “Giant Glittering Rainbow,” “Happy Faces,” “Tumbling Dice,” and more. Only two other shows in the country will debut the exclusive new products – Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks in New York and the Rose Bowl July 4th Fireworks in Pasadena, California.
In addition to the stunning visual presentation, Ala Moana Center has orchestrated a soundtrack that will be broadcast simultaneously on KUMU 94.7 FM and will include American classic, popular contemporary, and Hawaiian songs such as Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole.
The fireworks show will begin on Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 pm, and free open seating on Ala Moana Center’s Makai-Ewa Parking Deck will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also relax and enjoy concessions for purchase on the Makai-Ewa Parking Deck. Throughout the day, attendees are encouraged to come early to shop and take advantage of Ala Moana Center’s 20 percent Savings Pass, choose from a variety of delicious dining options, and enjoy free entertainment at Centerstage in the afternoon and on the parking deck in the evening. Entertainment will continue through the weekend with entertainment on Centerstage on Sunday, July 5 beginning at noon.
This year’s entertainment lineup, hosted by Hawaii Pacific Entertainment and Visionary-Related Entertainment, features a number of well-known local artists.
Saturday, July 4
12:00-1:00 pm Maunaloa
2:00-3:00 pm Touch of Gold
4:00-5:00 pm Taimane Gardner
Makai-Ewa Parking Deck:
5:00-5:30 pm Anita Hall
5:35-6:05 pm Hoku Zuttermeister
6:10-6:40 pm Natalie A. Kamauu
6:45-7:15 pm B.E.T.
7:20-7:50 pm Pali
7:55-8:30 pm Manoa DNA
Sunday, July 5
12:00-12:45 pm Aloha Monday Band
1:15-2:00 pm Peter Apo and the Rainbow Nation Band
In addition to the fireworks spectacular and outstanding entertainment, shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of Ala Moana Center’s 20 percent Savings Pass, issued only once a year. More than 50 stores, including Blue Hawaii Lifestyle, Brontibay Paris, LeSportsac, Reyn’s, and Thinker Toys, will be accepting the pass from July 2-5, which gives customers 20 percent off the purchase of one regular-priced item. The pass will be available for download online at www.AlaMoanaCenter.com, Ala Moana Center’s eVIP e-mail newsletter, Ala Moana Center’s Customer Service Center, and at select Waikīkī hotel concierge desks.
Ala Moana Center’s hours of operation for the Fourth of July weekend are:
Friday, July 3 – Mall 9:30 am-9:00 pm; Makai Market Food Court 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday, July 4 – Mall 9:30 am-7:00 pm; Makai Market Food Court 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday, July 5 – Mall 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Makai Market Food Court 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Ala Moana Center currently features more than 290 stores, including 70 dining options, one of the largest collections of luxury retailers in the world, four major department stores, and several only-in-Hawaii retailers featuring locally-made products and souvenirs.
ABOUT ALA MOANA CENTER
Ala Moana Center is the world’s largest outdoor shopping center and Hawaii’s premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destination with 290 stores, including nearly 70 dining options. Ala Moana Center features a diverse collection of stores including locally-owned boutiques and national retailers. Visit www.AlaMoanaCenter.com for more information. The center is also recognized as one of America’s Premier Shopping Places, a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the USA owned by General Growth Properties, Inc. For a complete listing of America’s Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit www.AmericasShoppingPlaces.com.
Ala Moana Center is owned and/or managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP). The company currently has ownership interest in, or management responsibility for, over 200 regional shopping malls in 44 states, as well as ownership in master-planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 24,000 retail stores nationwide. GGP’s common stock is trading in the pink sheets under the symbol GGWPQ. For more information, visit www.ggp.com.
Contact: Kathy Anderson, [email protected]