Apple pie, baseball, and pyrotechnics – the epitome of American pastimes! America’s birthday is coming up and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some great food, maybe some live music, but especially with a great fireworks show. And while the Macy’s Firework Show in New York City may be America’s largest Independence Day firework display, it’s certainly not the only one! From coast to coast, check out these hot spots for fireworks that’ll have you packing for a weekend road trip in no time.
#10: Centennial Park – Atlanta, GA
The largest display in the Southeast is in the heart of Atlanta. Featuring live music with special guests Montell Jordan and J-Fly and Friends, This Is How THEY Do It in the ATL.
#9: Addison Kaboom Town – Addison, TX
A show that the American Pyrotechnics Association praises is probably one that you shouldn’t miss. Just fifteen minutes north of Dallas, Kaboom Town boasts one of the largest fireworks displays in the South.
#8: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular – Boston, MA
“Pop” on over to a show that’s always a star-studded. Boston Pops includes a concert featuring Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and the country group Little Big Town.
#7: Lights On The Lake – Lake Tahoe, CA
Recognized as one of the top shows in the nation by The Today Show, this lakeside display features live music followed by a stunning show. Wanna ball out? Try viewing it from a helicopter.
#6: July 4th in Music City – Nashville, TN
Ready to soak up the sun? Music City wouldn’t have its name without one of the most epic fourth of July shows This two day fest includes live music performances from some famous acts, including headliner Sheryl Crow.
#5: America’s Biggest Birthday Party – St. Louis, MO
Did someone say human slingshot?! St. Louis did. Kick back at the party of the century with a market-style shopping area and live music by some of the top performers in the U.S., all while you catapult your way across Forest Park.
#4: Americafest – Los Angeles, CA
The largest fireworks show in SoCal is celebrating its 90th year in 2016. Nothing like partying for America’s birthday at the venue that calls itself “America’s Stadium.”
#3: The 4th of July at Navy Pier – Chicago, IL
Complete with a ferris wheel, boat cruises, and of course, a spectacular vision of fire and ash, the reflection of the sky in the water of the Navy Pier will make your visit to the Windy City one that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
#2: Independence Eve at the Civic Center – Denver, CO
Independence Eve is in its 7th year running, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever. Enjoy a live concert followed by a show that lights up the Rockies for miles. Don’t forget to keep Denver green – take public transpo or a shared bike to this free event.
#1: National Mall 4th of July Fireworks Celebration – Washington D.C.
U-S-A! U-S-A! We gotta say, there’s nothing more patriotic than a fireworks show in the nation’s capitol to celebrate our independence and freedoms. Not into crowds of gawking people but want to catch a great view? The website above features plenty of other viewing places for fireworks fans that aren’t so big on big crowds.
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