4th of July in Maui: How to Celebrate

Independence Day is the perfect reminder that Hawaii is just as much a part of the US as any other state—even though it feels like a world away! American flags wave proudly around the island of Maui, and you’ll see tons of people wearing their star-spangled clothing.

Maui blends patriotism with the idyllic island setting. Celebrate the country’s independence island-style, which is complete with fireworks, events, live entertainment, and more. You’ll find plenty of other ways to celebrate the holiday if you want to stay locally in Kihei or if you’re out exploring other parts of the island.

Here is what you need to know when you stay with Let’s Go Maui for the Fourth of July!

About 4th of July Celebrations in Maui 2024

The LahainaTown Action Committee (LAC), which puts on Maui’s famous fireworks show, announced on June 5, 2024, that it will not host the event this year due to the catastrophic fires of 2023.

Although the main event is canceled for 2024, you can celebrate the holiday during your stay in Maui in several other ways. Depending on the type of getaway you’re after, your best time to visit Maui could very well be during the 4th of July.

Check out our recommendations for things to do in Maui this 4th of July to show your patriotism.

How to Celebrate Independence Day in Maui

1. Take a 4th of July cruise

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Independence Day fireworks cruises are all the hype this Fourth of July. Enjoy a sunset from the water while celebrating with onboard entertainment. Maui boat tour companies offer cocktail cruises, dinner cruises, and sunset cruises.

As you make your way along the coastline, look for spontaneous mini fireworks displays from locals. Most cruises depart from Ma’alaea Harbor and head towards Wailea.

You can find the best July fireworks cruises with:

Another more intimate option is to schedule a private charter on a catamaran boat through our team at Let’s Go Travel Maui.

2. Celebrate with Sparklers, Snaps, and Poppers

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People all across the island have found their own ways to celebrate the holiday! Consumer fireworks are legal in Maui, and many shops sell the following items:

  • Firecrackers
  • Sparklers
  • Poppers and snappers

You do not need a permit for these items, so they’re great for having your own local celebration in Kihei. Visit Kalama Park, Kihei Regional Park, Waipuilani Park, or relax at the vacation rental for your private celebration.

3. Go Shopping

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One of the best parts about celebrating the 4th of July in Maui is taking advantage of the many shopping and dining discounts. Maui is expensive, so it’s a great time to find deals on the island. Find the perfect Aloha shirt and pick up souvenirs to share with your loved ones back home after your trip.

A few of the popular shopping centers are:

4. Attend a Luau

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What better way to celebrate a holiday in Maui than with a traditional island-style party? Luaus are a must during your stay in Maui. These ancient celebrations showcase the spirit of aloha with hula performances, fire spinning, buffet dinners, and more.

Check out these popular luau locations:

5. Enjoy a Weekend of Fourth of July Festivities

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With the 4th of July being one of the popular times to visit Maui, you have an entire weekend ahead full of events to look forward to. Check out some of the top events to fill up your holiday vacation with fun.

Makawao Stampede 2024 Bull Bash & Concert

This annual family-friendly event features a parade in Makawao, live performances at the Oskie Rice Event Center, food vendors, and more.

Farmer’s Market Maui

This is the perfect spot to grab local fresh island produce for your vacation rental. This weekly outdoor market in Kihei is a great place to meet local farmers.

Live Music at Maui Coffee Attic

Located in Wailuku, this cafe will host a live music performance showcasing contemporary Hawaiian music.

Wailuku First Friday

The ‘First Friday’ series kicks off in Wailuku with its monthly block party featuring art, shopping, food trucks, music performances, and many other local businesses.

6. Attend the Lana’i Pineapple Festival

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If you stick around a few days after the Fourth of July, don’t miss a short, adventurous trip to Lana’i! There is nothing more culinary and culturally important in Hawaii than their harvests. At this festival, pineapple is the start. This event hosted by the Dole Farm has been running for over 25 years and features delicious food, entertainment, crafts, volunteer booths, fireworks, and, of course, pineapple.

Attend the Pineapple Chop Cooking Contest, toss the kids into some local crafts, and then grab a blanket and enjoy the fireworks soaring over one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.

Where to Stay During the 4th of July in Maui

Independence Day is one of the busiest times to visit Maui. We recommend making travel plans and booking your Maui accommodations early to guarantee availability.

Our One-of-a-Kind Getaway in West Maui is the perfect place to celebrate the 4th of July in Maui, whether you want to plan a private celebration or check out the local activities on the island. We look forward to hosting you this holiday.

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