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July 4th Lahaina, Maui Fireworks Show - photo slideshow

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The annual July 4th fireworks show in the town of Lahaina on the west side of Maui, is quickly becoming a favorite tradition for both locals and tourists visiting the island.

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Streets in Lahaina close around 4 p.m. and re-open at 9 p.m. Walkers are free to wander up-and-down Famous Front Street. Several food vendors sell hot dogs and drinks, and there's always food booths in the park next to the Baldwin Museum.

Most businesses on Front Street offer all-day merchandise sales. Several retail stores close early to let employees enjoy the fireworks presentation.

Of course, everyone wants to see one of Maui's famous sunsets, and Lahaina Town is one of the best places on the island. This year in 2014, no one was disappointed. The sunset was a broad selection of gold, red, magenta and dark blue, and was an incredible event to witness before the actual fireworks presentation.

Starting promptly at 8 p.m., the fireworks show over the channel between Maui, Lanai, and Molokai was a 12-minute spectacle. Most of the fireworks are big and expansive, and there's just something about fireworks over water that makes it truly unique.

Visiting Maui during the 4th of July? Make sure to drive to the west side of Maui and enjoy the annual July 4th Celebration. It's a fun and family-friendly event.

Suggestions.

  • Of course, parking is brutal. So come early. Real early.
  • There is paid parking lots on Dickenson Street and Lahainaluna Road. Turn toward the ocean from Hwy. 30.
  • Another parking idea is to pay for parking in The Outlets of Maui shopping complex. It's a short walk to Hard Rock Cafe, which is across from a seawall and is one of the best places to see the fireworks show.
  • If you're looking for a place to sit and eat while watching the sunset and fireworks show, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Koa's Seaside Grill, Lahaina Fish Company, and Kimo's Restaurant are four possible choices. You'll need to make reservations in advance.
  • Looking for a Hawaiian tradition? Get a shave ice at Ululani's Shave Ice. There's two locations on Front Street.
  • Try some fudge and the Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy at Hawaii Fudge Company.
  • For a great evening of entertainment, come back to Lahaina Town one evening for the best Elvis impersonator you'll ever see. Burn-n-Love at the Maui Theatre is the most authentic Elvis show ever presented.
  • Lastly. Show patience when leaving Lahaina. The traffic will be backed-up and it'll take some time to get to Hwy. 30.

Best Idea!

Park at the Lahaina Cannery Mall or the Lahaina Gateway shopping complex. It's a 10-15 minute walk to Front Street, or you can take a taxi. It'll save you a lot of time when you try and leave Lahaina Town after the fireworks show.

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