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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s Friday night fireworks show has entertained visitors and locals for 25 years. Now, the tropical pyrotechnics over Waikiki Beach have expanded to Tuesday evenings as well.
Jerry Gibson, area vice president for Hilton Hawaii, said the decision to add a show was made after examining the typical length of stay for the hotel’s clients.
“Many of (our guests) are not here on a Friday night,” said Gibson. “Now nearly all of our guests will be able to enjoy the Hilton Hawaiian Village fireworks, which have become a tradition in Waikiki.”
The aerial show originally started in 1988 to celebrate the completion of Hilton Hawaiian Village’s $100 million Return to Paradise master plan. Since then, millions of spectators have enjoyed the fireworks, which are visible from as far away as east Oahu and the hills above Honolulu.
“We know that visitors up and down Waikiki Beach look forward to seeing the fireworks,” said Gibson. “In addition to visitors, we also see a lot of residents picnicking on Duke Kahanamoku Beach on Fridays to watch the show.”
Preceding the Friday night fireworks is the live Rockin’ Hawaiian Rainbow Review, which takes guests back to the golden age of Hawaiian music. A $20 entrance fee to the show includes a mai tai punch cocktail and seating at the hotel’s Super Pool.
Tuesday’s fireworks are preceded by a new, free 15-minute show by Tihati Productions.