4th of July events, traffic, road closures announced

Fireworks light up the sky behind JS Kirishima (DDG-174) as part of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fourth of July celebration during the 2014 Rim of the Pacific exercise. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force photo by PO1 Makoto Maeda

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

Stone Temple Pilots will headline an Independence Day celebration July 4 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). Other events include a host of family activities and a fireworks show.

The celebration is free and open to all military-affiliated common access cardholders and their immediate families and up to five sponsored guests. Tickets are not required for the concert, which is provided by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Armed Forces Entertainment.

“We’re offering a big American-style Independence Day celebration, complete with the largest fireworks event on the island, to commemorate our nation’s birthday,” said Capt. Jeff Bernard, Joint Base commander.

Two areas for celebrating

For the first time, JBPHH will have a separate keiki area located in the field between the Navy Exchange Fleet Store, with family activities, apart from the Stone Temple Pilots concert, which will be held at Ward Field, near the Nimitz Gate. The family area opens at 3 p.m. and Ward Field opens at 4 p.m. Both areas close at 9:30 p.m.

Important safety and security information

Road closures and traffic patterns are implemented to enhance the safety and security of all personnel, allowing for free movement between the two venues, as desired.

Security restrictions, including limitations on items authorized for entry, will be in effect in the event area: no outside food and beverages (except water); backpacks; professional audio or recording devices, including GoPro-type devices (except small personal cameras and cellphones); purses (other than small clutches); barbecues; personal tents; pets; glass containers and coolers.

Reminder: JBPHH is a No Drone Zone!

Parking and traffic advisory

North Road will be closed between Nimitz Gate and Pier Mike-1 parking area from noon to 9:30 p.m. in both directions. Pearl Harbor Boulevard will be closed between the Fleet Store parking area entry and North Road from noon to 9:30 p.m. in both directions. The entirety of Pearl Harbor Boulevard will be closed from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. in both directions.

Entry to the base is possible through normally operating base gates. Access to the event areas and parking can occur through either Makalapa Gate or Nimitz Gate. Due to the road closures, drivers must be mindful of posted event and parking signs. Drivers must be aware of their surroundings and abide by all rules of the road.

Parking can be obtained in any of these areas: D Lot off Paul Hamilton Avenue, Bravo Pier parking lots off Pearl Harbor Boulevard, parking lots surrounding McDonald’s and the basketball courts, Mike Pier parking lots off North Road, JBPHH Fitness Center off North Road or any other general use parking areas appropriately marked on the base.

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