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Fourth of July fireworks show returns to Lahaina

Donations are still needed for celebration, which was put on hold due to pandemic

Spectators enjoy a fireworks show on Fourth of July in Lahaina town. After a two-year hiatus for the pandemic, the show is returning this holiday. BRYAN BERKOWITZ photo

The Maui News

Lahaina’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will return to West Maui after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LahainaTown Action Committee and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced Wednesday.

“I along with the entire LAC board are ecstatic to bring this event back,” Sne Patel, LahainaTown Action Committee Board president, said in a news release. “The July Fourth celebration has been a great economic driver for Lahaina Town and is a time-honored tradition enjoyed by both the community and visitors alike.”

The celebration will feature holiday specials in many oceanfront restaurants and town shops as well as a classic car show by Maui Classic Cruisers along the banyan tree. Live music in Campbell Park will start at 5 p.m. featuring the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, Na Alii Big Band and the Maui Community Band. The music is sponsored by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and Lahaina Rotary Clubs.

A fireworks display lighting the night sky over Lahaina is scheduled for 8 p.m. from a barge offshore of Front Street. Fireworks can be viewed from charter boats in Lahaina Harbor and on land throughout Lahaina town.

There will be no parking on Front Street from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Papalaua Street to Prison Street. Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Having already raised $36,000 and received a $20,000 grant from the Office of Economic Development, the committee still needs to raise another $4,000 for the $60,000 event.

Donations can be made online at visitlahaina.com.

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