Maui Fireworks Display in Lahaina, Safety Reminders
Public fireworks displays are planned on July 4th from an offshore barge along Front Street in Lahaina at 8 p.m.; and at the 26th Annual Lānaʻi Pineapple Festival at Dole Park on Lānaʻi on July 6th at 8:30 p.m.
Permits are required for the use of firecrackers with each permit priced at $25 and good for the purchase of up to 5,000 firecrackers. Permits are not needed for sparklers, snakes or cylindrical fountains that shoot effects no higher than 12 feet off the ground.
The public is reminded that fireworks can only be legally set off from 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Independence Day.
Violators are subject to fines of up to $2,000. The import, transfer, sale or use of illegal aerial fireworks is considered a Class C Felony.
Details for Lahaina Fourth of July Festivities:
Historically more than 20,000 visitors and kama’āina attend the 4th of July celebration on Front Street in Lahaina.
Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 9 p.m. from Hotel Street to Baker Street.
There will be live music on the Library Lawn hosted by the Lahaina Rotary. Those in attendance can also enjoy vendors, shopping, and a real life Game Show in Campbell Park hosted by Game Show Fanatics founder Brenton Keith and sponsored by the Maui Pineapple Store.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing a very special ‘Freedom’ edition of our interactive gameshow production to Campbell Park this 4th of July,” said Keith. Game Show Fanatics times start at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. with over $1,000 in prizes to be given away.
Activities throughout Front Street will include magicians, stilt walkers, face painters, free community concerts, and a classic car show. Classic cars will be parked on Front Street starting from The Outlets of Maui.
Ashley Leal the General Manager of Fleetwood’s said “The 4th of July brings a lot of people down to Front Street to watch fireworks, listen to music, and participate in various family activities on the street. Our Rooftop event is one of our most successful parties of the year and we’re thankful for Lahaina Town’s support in making the Holiday bigger and better every year for our guests.”
“Before the fireworks we are excited to welcome the Maui Taiko Drummers performing in front of Fleetwoods,” said Sne Patel, President of LahainaTown Action Committee. “It’s wonderful to have this many visitors from all over the world come to visit the westside of Maui to dine, shop, and visit our historical sites,” said Patel.
LahainaTown Action Committee and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development work to organize and support this publicly funded Firework Show each year.
Maui merchants, hotels, corporations, boating companies, tour operators, and small business owners come together with County support to make this an annual event.
Parking will be open this year at the Lahaina Cannery Mall where guests do some shopping and take the shuttle to Front Street. The Outlets of Maui is also offering parking for $12. Whalers Village is another location to enjoy daytime activities in Kā’anapali and take the shuttle down to Lahaina for the fireworks display.
The Visitor Center in Lahaina is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provides free information to the public. LahainaTown Action Committee also serves as a liaison between residents, businesses, and other organizations to maintain the historic districts of Lahaina and address the concerns of the West Maui community.
Fireworks Safety Reminders:
• It is unlawful to remove or extract pyrotechnic contents
• It is unlawful to throw any ignited fireworks from a moving vehicle
• It is unlawful to set off fireworks within 1000 feet of health care facilities and facilities for animals
• It is unlawful to set off fireworks by schools
• It is unlawful to set off fireworks on public roads, in County parks, at County f cilities, cane fields, or places of worship
• It is unlawful for any person without a permit to set off, ignite, discharge or otherwise cause to explode any fireworks within 500 feet from any hotel
• It is unlawful for any person to offer for sale, sell or give any fireworks to minors, and for any minors to possess, purchase, or set off, ignite or otherwise cause to explode any fireworks, except that the parents or guardians may allow the minor to use fireworks while under the immediate supervision and control of an adult.
Safety Tips Regarding Fireworks Use:
• Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and eye injuries.
• Young children and fireworks do not mix. Never give fireworks, even sparklers to young children. Sparklers burn at temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Older children should only use fireworks under the direct supervision of an adult.
• Always read and follow all warnings and instructions listed by the manufacturer for the safe use and handling of fireworks.
• Make sure you have a clear, flat area to use the fireworks; away from structures, dry grass or brush, or other readily ignitable materials.
• Have a water hose or bucket of water readily available in case of a fire.
Public Aerial Fireworks Display Locations:
• Lahaina 4th of July Fireworks: Offshore barge along Front Street, Lahaina Maui July 4, 2019 – begins approx. 8 p.m.
• 26th Annual Lānaʻi Pineapple Festival Dole Park, Awalua Ave., Lānaʻi. July 6, 2019 – begins at approximately 8:30 p.m.