There are Waikiki Fireworks every Friday. The fireworks are for Aloha Friday, a custom in Hawaii that celebrates the weekend, and they are shot from the Hilton Hawaiian Village but can be seen along Waikiki Beach. The Waikiki Trolley’s Pink Line stops at the Ilikai Hotel, which is basically the same place as Hilton Hawaiian Village, every 10 minutes until 10:10 pm every day.
Friday Night Fireworks in Waikiki
Located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the far West Side of Waikiki. You can catch a free dazzling 15 to 20 minute fireworks show. Locals and tourists come down to the water to watch the weekly light show. In the summer you can catch the show at 8:00 pm and in the winter the show starts earlier at 7:30 pm.
Where is the best place to watch the Waikiki Fireworks?
The best place to watch the Friday Waikiki Fireworks is at the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon. At the Lagoon you can sit on the grass or on the beach and the fireworks burst an array of explosions with flashes of red, blue and green right above your head. The fireworks can be viewed from just about anywhere along Waikiki Beach. Many visitors say that they like to watch from pier in front of the Outrigger Reef Hotel so they can see the fireworks and their reflection from the Pacific Ocean.
How to take pictures of the Waikiki Fireworks
Anyone who has tried to take a picture of fireworks has had the disappointment of looking at them later and realizing they are all blurry. We have some helpful tips on taking great firework pictures if it’s just for the Waikiki Friday night fireworks or for the giant Fourth of July extravaganza at Ala Moana Beach Park.
- Put your phone on a Tripod – this will help the blurry factor
- Choose landscape mode – so your pictures are long rectangles
- Turn off the flash – because the fireworks are already bright
- Change your ISO – take your camera out of Auto ISO and change the setting to ISO 100. The ISO setting is found under the main menu or if you are using a camera app it’s in the app’s settings
- Take a bunch of photos or try burst mode – when you take a bunch you are guaranteed to get a few good pictures