New Tuesday Night Show

Fireworks on the beach

A new weekly show has started production in Hawaii. Now, every Tuesday night at 8:00p.m., you can see fireworks over the Waikiki skies. The show is held in the same spot as our Friday night show fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort. The show is choreographed to a soundtrack of contemporary music, so best viewing is possible at the Resort’s Superpool just outside the main lobby. You can also hear the music down on the beach between the Rainbow and Ali’i towers. If you can’t make it there, that’s ok–the show is still visible from many spots from Ala Moana to the Natatorium. Hawaii Explosives & Pyrotechnics is honored to be producing 2 shows a week for the Hilton Hawaiian Village. ¬†We hope you enjoy the show!

Setting up the Tuesday show on the beach.

Setting up the Tuesday show on the beach.


Ko Olina New Year’s Eve

Well, we had a very busy New Year’s Eve in 2011, as we produced the best fireworks show Hawaii has ever seen! The venue was Ko Olina Resort in Leeward Oahu, home of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and the new Disney Aulani Resort. The resort tasked us with covering their 4 spectacular lagoons with fireworks from end to end, so everyone from residents, visitors and the general public could enjoy a spectacular show, no matter where they were on the property. Now, this was no easy feat as the Lagoons are just under a mile apart! But our production team put together a fantastic display that was 15 straight minutes of awesomeness.

The crowd seemed quite pleased with what they saw. You can check out some of the footage here:

Behind the scenes….

This year, the Kailua-Kona July 4th fireworks show was fired from one of our barges in Oneo Bay, fronting Alii drive in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Our accomplished tow captain, Jeff Leicher, was gracious enough to share this short video with us. It gives an unique perspective of what it’s like to be a part of the production. Thanks, Jeff!

Kona Fireworks Show: Behind the scenes from Jeff Leicher on Vimeo.

Photos of Aloha Tower

Now that another fantastic Independence Day holiday is behind us, we can relax a little and enjoy ourselves before we get back to work on the next big production. In the meantime, let’s enjoy a few great photographs that the Oahu Photography Meetup Group captured of the July 3rd Aloha Tower Marketplace Fireworks Display.

The group set up camp across the way at Sand Island Beach Park and got a variety of excellent images. Thanks for sharing them!

Aloha Tower at Dusk

Willow to Red

Kind Of Blue

The Royal Hawaiian Grand Opening

Current Affairs event planning has a great article regarding the Grand Re-Opening Gala Party for The Royal Hawaiian Hotel back in March. We at Hawaii Explosives & Pyrotechnics were honored to be a part of this prestigious event and it was a pleasure to work with Phillip Richardson, David Beahm and the staff at the resort.

Despite a bit of inclement weather, we managed to top off the evening with a high intensity fireworks display consisting of mostly pink shells. Moreover, the proceeds for this fabulous fundraiser went to The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, the preeminent rehabilitation hospital in Hawaii. You can find more images of the event here.


Fireworks over The Royal Hawaiian

Fireworks as seen from the Gala