Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday Night Fireworks in Waikiki
When a gallon of milk cost $6 and gas is upwards of $5 people start to look for cheap night out opportunities. The entertainment here in Waikiki is usually quite pricey but every Friday night after sunset the Hilton has a pretty decent firework show at the far end of Waikiki beach...for free! So grab a maitai, find some beach space, and set those cameras on long exposure to capture all the action.
I ran an around the island tour which finished just before sunset so I thought I would check out the fireworks after. I parked at Ala Moana mall and walked across the street to the beach park, figuring it would be a good vantage point to photograph the fireworks over Waikiki. It turns out I wasn't the only one with this idea. Tons of local families had tents and bbqs set up with good views across the harbor. Other photographers already had their spots staked out and tripods set up.
The fireworks only last for about five minutes, but it is still an impressive display. It is pretty unbelievable that the Hilton does this every Friday.