The Fourth of July has brought along some heat, but that hasn't deterred thousands of spectators from coming out to eat, drink and celebrate the holiday.
The fireworks start at 8:30 p.m., but the crowd has already arrived. People are enjoying the day with family and friends both new and old.
It's been a home coming for some, including Jeaner Marquez who was born and raised in Honolulu. He currently serves in the United States Air Force and is stationed in Las Vegas. Marquez says he's glad to be back.
"I miss the Aloha spirit. They say this is the ninth island, but it can't compare. The food and spirit, family – that's what I miss," said Marquez.
The fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park has been a tradition here for 23 years. The show is one that Katrina Akau looks forward to each and every July 4.
"It's been a great day. We came in at four in the morning. Everyone has been super chill. We just can't wait for the fireworks right over our heads. That's what we look forward to each year," said Akau.
If you are planning to come to the park know that parking is extremely limited even more so than usual with the Ala Moana center construction. There are a couple of alternatives including free parking at the Ala Moana Pacific center and $10 parking at the Hawaiian Convention Center.
Honolulu police say parking at Ala Wai Boat Harbor filled by 4:24 p.m.
If you are coming out, it may be best to pack water and your patience as the crowd and traffic build.