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Best July Fourth Fireworks Shows in the Country

Best July Fourth Fireworks Shows in the Country

July Fourth is probably one of the most festive holidays around with the fireworks being the highlight of the night. There’s definitely no way that you can celebrate July Fourth without some fireworks! All throughout the country, there are some amazing July Fourth fireworks shows that you just have to see! Get ready to enjoy some festive July Fourth fireworks shows and check out these great cities to celebrate July Fourth!

July Fourth Fireworks Shows Around the USA

Washington D.C.

July Fourth fireworks shows - Washington DC

Nothing is more patriotic than watching the fireworks fill the sky in Washington D.C. The nation’s capital definitely hosts one of the best July Fourth fireworks shows that you just have to see. Grab a seat on the steps of the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials and catch a view of the fireworks. Check out the annual July 4th parade that is held in Washington and enjoy an unforgettable celebration in the capital!

New York, New York
July Fourth fireworks shows - New York City

New York City is known for hosting one of the best July Fourth fireworks shows thanks to Macy’s. The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular has been an annual tradition in the city for years now. The Macy’s Fireworks Show is one of the largest in the country and draws in over 3 million viewers annually. The show uses over 50,000 effects for the night and lasts a total of 25 minutes. Top musical guests are also featured in this celebration with past guests including Usher, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey.

Chicago, Illinois

July Fourth fireworks shows - Chicago

Make your way to the Windy City and catch the Navy Pier fireworks to celebrate your July Fourth. The Navy Pier is home to many things to enjoy for the day. Whether you catch a movie at their IMAX Theater or enjoy one of the rides at the pier. Make Chicago your go-to to celebrate and catch one of the best July Fourth fireworks shows at the Navy Pier!

San Diego, California

July Fourth fireworks shows - San Diego

San Diego hosts an annual huge July Fourth celebration titled the “Big Bay Boom.” The Big Bay Boom consists of four barges spread throughout the bay launching fireworks to create an unforgettable fireworks show. The fireworks can be seen from many locations such as Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village/South Embarcadero and Coronado Ferry Landing. Catch this huge fireworks show this year and celebrate your July Fourth with a bang!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July Fourth fireworks shows - Philadelphia

Philadelphia draws in over 500,000 people annually to view their July Fourth fireworks. After all, this city is where the Declaration of Independence was signed so it’s only natural for the city to host an amazing show! Philadelphia hosts the largest free concert in the country, the “Philly 4th of July Jam” with more than 15,000-shell fireworks being launched into the sky to celebrate July Fourth!

St. Louis, Missouri

July Fourth fireworks shows - St Louis

St. Louis hosts their Fair Saint Louis July Fourth celebration which will have you celebrating July Fourth from July 2nd until July 4th. Fair Saint Louis is hosted at the 1,371-acre Forest Park and sets the stage for “America’s Biggest Birthday Party.” The fair hosts concerts and exhibitions throughout the course of the festival and launches over 15,000 pounds of fireworks each night.

Boston, Massachusetts
July Fourth fireworks shows - Boston

Celebrate your July Fourth in and enjoy the Boston Pops Orchestra as the fireworks launch into the sky! The fireworks are launched from seven barges in the Charles River providing an unbelievable show for you to watch! If you’re looking to enjoy an amazing fireworks show with real cannon fire then Boston is where you need to be!

Atlantic City, New Jersey
July Fourth fireworks shows - Atlantic City

Jersey’s famed resort city, Atlantic City, will not only have you enjoying a great time but also two July Fourth fireworks shows! The first show happens on July 3, with fireworks erupting from two barges along the Boardwalk. The second show occurs on July Fourth from a platform in the Marina District. Each show lasts 15 minutes and starts off with a reading from the Declaration of Independence. Atlantic City is always packed in the summer, but these July Fourth fireworks shows can draw up to 250,000 spectators every year so make sure to pick out a spot early!

San Francisco, California

July Fourth fireworks shows - San Francisco

San Francisco Bay sets the stage for this dramatic July Fourth fireworks show. The show incorporates over 10,000 effects for a 25-minute long fireworks spectacle. Fireworks are launched from barges in the water off of Municipal Pier and north of Pier 39. Pier 39 is the best place to get a great view of the fireworks, but anywhere on Fisherman’s Wharf will work. Head to the Bay Area this year and enjoy the beautiful city and an amazing fireworks show while you’re at it.

Las Vegas, Nevada

July Fourth fireworks shows - Las Vegas

Las Vegas is all about putting on a great July Fourth fireworks show! The city begins its festivities on July 3rd and launches fireworks from various locations at night. The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will launch fireworks from their property as well as Caesars Palace and Mandalay Bay. All night before July Fourth, the sky will be filled with fireworks along the infamous Las Vegas strip. Celebrate July Fourth in Sin City and enjoy an unforgettable fireworks show to celebrate the holiday!

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