When you think about July Fourth, the first thing that probably comes to mind is red, white, and blue and of course, fireworks! This great holiday symbolizes the birth of our nation and is probably one of the most festive ones. No matter where you celebrate your Fourth, you’ll probably catch some fireworks and enjoy delicious BBQ food. If you’re looking for a new city to celebrate your July Fourth in or you’re just curious to see how other cities celebrate, we’ve got you covered. Check out these great cities to celebrate July Fourth in and find out how they celebrate their Fourth of July!
New York City
New York City is definitely known for its fireworks show. Every year, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular treats the people of New York City to an amazing fireworks show. This annual July Fourth fireworks show has been taking place in the city for over 50 years now. Each year, the show includes many fireworks being launched into the night sky with beautiful patterns and colors being showcased. This July Fourth fireworks show is one of the largest ongoing Independence Day pyrotechnic shows in America! The event is televised annually throughout the country and features some of the biggest names in music today.
Celebrate July Fourth in Chicago and enjoy the beautiful fireworks show at the Navy Pier. The Navy Pier hosts an annual fireworks show that you just have to see. Spend the day at the pier and enjoy the many shops and restaurants around. Hop on the Centennial Wheel and enjoy views of Chicago from almost 200 feet in the air! We also host an annual July Fourth celebration, Freedom Fest, at the Navy Pier’s Rooftop. This annual celebration is perfect for the family and includes live DJ entertainment. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and a view of the Navy Pier’s fireworks is yours to enjoy as you watch the fireworks fill the sky!
Celebrate your July Fourth in the Bay Area and enjoy the perfect celebration of this great holiday. San Francisco hosts an amazing fireworks show that you just have to check out. Every year San Francisco launches two sets of fireworks that are synced giving you the perfect opportunity to catch the show from anywhere in the area. The fireworks are launched from one end of Municipal Pier and the other from the front of Pier 39. Pier 39 is known to host special July 4th activities each year which include exhibits and musical performances. Celebrate your July Fourth in San Francisco and enjoy this beautiful city with an even greater fireworks show at night!
San Diego hosts their Big Bay Boom which is an amazing July Fourth fireworks show that’s worth checking out. This July Fourth spectacle includes fireworks being launched off four barges in the bay. Since there are four barges, finding a spot to watch the fireworks will definitely be easy. The fireworks can be viewed from either Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village/South Embarcadero, and Coronado Ferry Landing. Here’s a little fun fact about this fireworks show. In 2012, the entire 18-minute fireworks display accidentally exploded in a matter of 15 seconds, thankfully it hasn’t happened again and people still gather in the city to watch the show!
This historic American city is known for its July Fourth fireworks show. Celebrate your July Fourth in Boston and enjoy live music and even real cannon fire. The Boston POPS Fireworks Spectacular includes a performance by the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra. Enjoy the live music and watch an impressive fireworks show over the Charles River. Boston launches fireworks from seven barges along the Charles River giving you the perfect fireworks show to celebrate the holiday!
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