July 4th Events, Parking, Street Closures Announced

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) will hold their annual Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Ward Field.

The event’s entertainment includes The Eagles Experience (Eagles Tribute Band) at 5 p.m., the U2 by UV (U2 Concert Experience) at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Free activities include a petting zoo, train rides, airbrush tattoos, and a variety of field games and activities. Other free attractions include a Car Show & Shine, roaming magician, unicyclist, stilt walker and juggler. Inflatables and rides will also be available. Multiple food vendors will be on site. Hospitality tents will be offering beverages for purchase. Security restrictions will be in effect in the event area, including no outside food and beverages (except water), backpacks, purses (other than small clutches), barbecues, personal tents, pets, glass containers, and coolers.

This event is free and open to all Department of Defense (DoD) ID card holders, military members, and their sponsored guests. No tickets will be necessary. The show is open to all military-affiliated personnel and their sponsored guests. (Not open to the general public.) Security restrictions, including limitations on items authorized for entry, will be in effect for the show.

For security and safety information, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.

Independence Day parking and street closures

The following parking areas, fields, streets and piers will be secured during the following dates and times. All vehicles remaining in these areas during the scheduled secure times will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking lot closures:

Now to July 6, 4 p.m. – Bloch Arena parking lot.

July 3, 6 a.m. to July 5, noon –Bloch Arena parking lot adjacent to Ward Field and across Building 150.

July 3, 9 a.m. to July 4, 11 p.m. –Battleship Road next to the Laundromat.

July 3, 5 a.m. to July 4, 11 p.m. –Behind Bloch Arena.

July 3, 4 p.m. to July 5, 5 p.m. –Ward Field.

July 4, 8:30 to 9:40 p.m. – JBPHH Sierra Piers 8/9

There will be only one exit located at each end of Bravo and Mike Pier parking lot. During the day of the event, a modified traffic pattern will be utilized on Pearl Harbor Boulevard and North Road. All traffic southbound on North Road will be forced to merge onto Pearl Harbor Boulevard. All traffic southbound on Pearl Harbor Boulevard will be forced to merge north on North Road at Pearl Harbor Road.

Road closures during the event (July 4):

Noon to 10 p.m. – North Road from Nimitz Gate to Pearl Harbor Boulevard.

Noon to 10 p.m. – Battleship Road in both directions from North Road to the end of Ward Field.

Noon to 10 p.m. – Ticonderoga Street from South Avenue to Pearl Harbor Boulevard.

Noon to 10 p.m. Avenue-B between Ticonderoga Street and Frederick Street

3 to 10 p.m. – Frederick Street

3 to 10 p.m. – Willamette Street at Pearl Harbor Boulevard

8 to 10 p.m. Pearl Harbor Boulevard from Club Road to North Road at the entrance to the JBPHH Gym. Traffic flow from one side of the base to the other will not be authorized due to this closure.

• All parking lots along Pearl Harbor Boulevard between North Road and Club Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8 to 10 p.m.

• Merry Point landing will be secured to foot traffic.

Military-affiliated personnel (including family members and DoD employees) with appropriate DoD ID cards may enter through Nimitz Gate and park at Paul Hamilton Avenue parking lot “D” or enter through Makalapa Gate and park at Mike or Bravo Piers prior to 8 p.m.

All vendors and contractors will utilize Halawa Gate from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., all vendors and contractors will transition to Center Drive Gate to be inspected and enter through Nimitz Gate. Kuntz Gate and inspection area will be closed during these times.

Other events:

• A 21-Gun Salute will be performed in honor of Independence Day starting at noon on July 4. One round will be fired every minute for 21 minutes from Ford Island 400 mm battery position.

• All ships and commands will observe silent colors on the evening of July 4. For more event information, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.

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