Happy 4th of July Weekend! Firework displays may be put on hold this year, but there are other ways to celebrate. Here are some ideas.

Watch Fireworks on Akaku

The COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on Independence Day festivities for Maui Nui this year, but the celebration will continue nonstop all day Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th from 8 a.m to 11 p.m on Akaku Blue, Channel 55. Fireworks will air at 8 p.m and 10 p.m. Viewers are advised to darken the room and set up the big screen. Programs will include a variety of Makawao Parades from 2009, to 2019, the entire 2010 Rodeo, and Bull Bash, comedy by the Malama Maui Beauty Queens, a Hot Dog eating contest, and music by Uncle George Kahumoku, Richard Ho’opi’i and Brown Chicken, Brown Cow. For more information, call 808-871-5554, or visit the Akaku website at www.akaku.org/channel-55.

Sing Hamilton Songs

Everyone is talking about it. Is it worth all the hype? YES, IT IS! The musical is about one of the founding fathers of America, Alexander Hamilton, but told by America now—with a diverse cast and modern storytelling to keep everyone in the family entertained. If you are lucky enough to have access to Disney+ or someone that does, Hamilton starts streaming today. It’s the perfect way to celebrate independence day and start some conversations about American history. Watch here.

Take a Picture of Your Pet

Fireworks are not often appreciated by our furry family members. The Maui Humane Society offers these safety tips to prepare. They also launched their 2020 Pet Photo Contest. Share your pet’s cuteness with the world! Submit your pet’s photo and get the most votes to win a featured spot in the 2021 MHS Pet Calendar! Each vote is only $1 (required minimum of 5 votes) and 100% of the proceeds will be used to help shelter animals at the Maui Humane Society. This year’s theme is Maui Nō Ka ʻOi, Maui is the best! They are looking for photos that capture the spirit of Maui along with your furry cutie! For more details, click here.

Keep the Beach Clean

We know many of you are planning a day of fun at the beach this weekend. Did you know that July 5th is considered the dirtiest day of the year at the beach? Although the number of people at the beach will be much lower right now, it’s a good reminder to keep our beaches clean and free of trash this holiday weekend. 

Go Find Nemo

This Sunday, July 5rh at Mulligan’s on the Blue Drive-In, watch Finding Nemo. Food and drink will be available for purchase, doors open at 630pm and the movie begins when it gets dark! $15 advance tickets on Eventbrite,  $20 per car at the door. Mulligans on the Blue. 100 Kaukahi St, Kihei.

We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!!