Fireworks explode over Naval Air Facility Atsugi during its Red, White and Boom Independence Day celebration on June 30, 2022.

Fireworks explode over Naval Air Facility Atsugi during its Red, White and Boom Independence Day celebration on June 30, 2022. (Henry X. Liu/U.S. Navy)

U.S. military bases from Oahu to Pyeongtaek will mark Independence Day with parachute demonstrations, farmers markets, 5K runs, live entertainment and, of course, fireworks.

Celebrations are scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at bases in Hawaii, Japan and South Korea.

Here’s a rundown of what’s happening across the Pacific:

Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, planned its Red, White, Boom! celebration to start at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Field with a pie eating contest, bounce houses, an obstacle course, field competitions, fireworks and more.

At Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, the Freedom Festival and Fireworks starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Risner back lot with live entertainment, food trucks, static displays, a K-9 show, contests and a fireworks display at 8:45 p.m.

At Marine Corps Base Hawaii, rise early for the 6:30 a.m. Thursday start of the family-friendly Runway Run 5K. Strollers are allowed. No dogs, bikes or scooters will be permitted on the course. Race-day registration is available.

At Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, the Independence Day Celebration starts at 4 p.m. Thursday at Weyand Field and will feature a parachute demonstration, live music, various activities and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, begins its celebration at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sunrise Conference Center Grounds. There will be games, prizes, live entertainment and a fireworks display. The event ends at 8 p.m.

At Misawa Air Base, Japan, the Lights on the Lake July 4th celebration starts at 3 p.m. at the base beach and includes free games, food, music, shuttle service and fireworks from 8p.m. to 9 p.m.

At Yokosuka Naval Base, home of the 7th Fleet in Japan, the 4th of July Celebration commences with a bike parade at 8 a.m. from the Purdy Gym Pavilion. The celebration moves to the Berkey Field Complex for NERF battles, live music, food trucks, games, fireworks and more.

At Yokota Air Base, Japan, Celebrate America 2024 starts at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Samurai Training Grounds. There will be a farmers’ market, live entertainment, StreetKart racing, games and more.

Camp Zama, headquarters of U.S. Army Japan, holds the Independence Day Bowling Special at the base bowling center; bowl four games for $7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

At Camp Humphreys, South Korea, the largest U.S. military base overseas, Freedom Fest 2024 starts at 1 p.m. Thursday with carnival games, mini-golf, paintball, bumper cars, live music performances and fireworks at 8:45 p.m.

Osan Air Base, South Korea, starts Liberty Fest at 4 p.m. Thursday on the flight line operations ramp with live music and entertainment, a hot dog eating contest, giveaways and more.

Finally, at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, the Let Freedom Ring Celebration is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Nimitz Park with food, drinks, live music, various activities and fireworks.

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