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July 4

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Saturday July 4
Epilepsy Foundation Freedom Run
Kailua High School, 7 a.m., $35. Support Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii by participating in a 5K or 10K run, or a 1-mile walk. (epilepsyhawaii.org, 528-3058, 225-2965)

Independence Day at Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay Resort, activities run all day, free. Enjoy Da Hui Independence Day Paddle Race (9 a.m.), live entertainment (12:30-9 p.m.), Eat the Street (2 p.m.) and a fireworks show (8:30 p.m.). (turtlebayresort.com)

MCCS Runway Run 5K
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, 6:30 a.m., $35/late registration. Runners, walkers and strollers are invited to come down for a morning lap along the airfield runway. (254-7590, mccshawaii.com)

Rotary Saves Lives Health Fair
Hawaii Kai Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Learn how to act fast when disaster strikes with Blood Bank of Hawaii, Hawaii Kai Strong, Queens Medical Center and many other community groups. (789-0419, 348-5142)

Windward Orchids
Windward Mall, food court entrance, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Windward Orchids displays elegant flowers and sells locally grown plants. (235-1143)

World’s Biggest 4th of July Bon Dance
Old Varsity Theater Parking Lot, 1100 University Ave., 6 p.m., free. Moiliili Hongwanji hosts a bon dance with plenty of food, dancing and more. (949-1659, mhm@moiliilihongwanji.org)

XTERRA Freedom Fest
Kualoa Ranch, 7 a.m., registration fee starts at $55. Participate in a 5K or 10K trail run, a triathlon, 1K ocean swim, 20K or 40K mountain bike race, plus enjoy a barbecue afterwards. Pre-registration required. (xterrafreedomfest.com)

Picnic on the Pier
Battleship Missouri Memorial, Ford Island, 6 p.m., $15-$10/at the door. Relax and watch fireworks from one of Hawaii’s most historic locations. Bring your own picnic gear, food and drinks, and enjoy live music from Chris Salvador, raffle prizes and tours of Mighty Mo. Fireworks start at 9:05 p.m. (ussmissouri.org/picnic)

Borrison Ivy
Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy., noon, free. Local hard rock band Borrison Ivy teams up with other great bands to rip it up on stage — for a good cause. (237-7321)

Roots Music
Hawaiian Brians, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, age 18 and up. Kapu System and Inity Collective perform. (946-1343)

Fourth of July Firework Spectacular
Leaves Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, 6:15-9:15 p.m., $93-$164. A Fourth of July celebration on the open ocean aboard the Navatek that includes a night of great food, fun and lively entertainment. Advanced registration is required. (793-1311)

Independence Day Cruise
Tour departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, 6:15-9:15 p.m., $148/adults. Star of Honolulu hosts a special Independence Day cruise with a seven-course, summer-inspired French dinner. (983-7827, starofhonolulu.com)

Poetic Japanese Calligraphy
Windward Mall, Center Court, July 4-5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Eita Segawa demonstrates poetic Japanese calligraphy. (235-1143)

Turtle Independence Day
Waikiki Aquarium, 11 a.m., free. Celebrate the freedom and protection of Hawaii’s honu with a performance of “Honu by the Sea,” followed by picture taking with Honu and ice cream. (923-9741)