Army Hawaii to hold Independence Day Celebration July 1

By U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public AffairsJune 28, 2023

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii will celebrate the nation’s birthday and pay tribute to the brave men and women in the Armed Forces by hosting the Independence Day Celebration, here, from 2-9 p.m., July 1.

Music and performances kick off at 2 p.m. including the 25th Infantry Division “Tropic Lightning” Band and the headliners, Plain White T’s, who will be performing their chart topping hit, “Hey There Delilah.” They will be followed by Elle King, known for her musical hit, “Ex’s & Oh’s”.

Other activities include a freefall parachute demonstration by the Army’s Golden Knights, bounce houses, yard games, food and new to this year’s events is the awe-inspiring laser-light show, followed by the inspirational fireworks display to close out the night.

For a full listing of events, times and installation access and parking information, visit

Installation Access and Parking for General Public:

Visitors who do not possess a valid military ID must enter Schofield Barracks through Foote Gate on Kunia Road. Traffic control personnel will direct visitors to park on Watts Field, and a shuttle will take them to the event. All vehicles parked on Watts Field must be removed within 72 hours after the event or will be towed. All vehicle occupants 16 years of age and older must present a valid state or government photo ID, and the vehicle driver must, upon request, provide a current driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and safety check. Coolers, backpacks and bags are subject to inspection. No pets, glass bottles or illegal substances to include marijuana (even if medically prescribed).

Prohibited Items

  • Briefcases, luggage and duffel bags (diaper bags, backpacks, coolers and small purses are permitted, subject to inspection).
  • Drones of any kind, including but not limited to: UAV's, RPA's, or UAS's.
  • Glass Bottles.
  • Illegal Substances to include marijuana (even if medically prescribed).
  • Offensive or profane messages or images on signs and clothing.
  • Pets (Service animals are permitted).
  • Laser pointers.
  • Noise making devices (e.g. air horns, drums, whistles).
  • Skateboards, hover boards, rollerblades, scooters and bicycles.

No Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to:

Firearms (with or without permit), pocket knives and/or multi-tools, pepper spray or Mace, Flares or Fireworks.

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as a condition of admittance. Please have your bags open and available for inspection. Military Police Officers reserve final decision on items brought into the venue. Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance to the field.

Cost: Free event - open to the public


Mike Donnelly, Public Affairs 808-824-1345;

NOTE: Media desiring to set up a live-remote on Thursday or Friday, conduct interviews and capture b-roll require an escort. Interested media should contact Public Affairs by June 30 for escort support.