In the USA, nothing is more symbolic of the Fourth of July than fireworks that take place across the country and light up the sky of Independence Day. Make your celebration perfect by taking a spot to watch the bright pops of color in the sky while enjoying a barbeque party with friends and family. Check out these most spectacular fireworks to get the best experiences this Independence Day.
MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Macy’s show is the largest fireworks show around the country, taking place annually in the Big Apple with thousands of fireworks set off from barges lining the Hudson River. The lights show is accompanied by the New York Pops Orchestra and Mormon Tabernacle Choir that brings audiences lively and fantastic performances. To get the best view for the show, you should take a spot along the West Side Highway below 59th Street or anywhere along the waterfront in Weehawken and Hoboken.
BOSTON POPS CONCERT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTES
Every year, the Charles River in Boston intrigues a large number of people with the Boston Pops Concert Fireworks Spectacular. This show is famous for its accompaniment of live music performed by the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra. The show kicks things off at 8 p.m with the National Anthem and a patriotic sing-a-long. The vibrant and spectacular fireworks shot from barges along with the Charles River start at 10:30 p.m. You can get killer views from the Esplanade along the Charles River, but if you want to avoid the crowds, you can watch them from across the river in Cambridge.
WAWA WELCOME AMERICA!, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
As the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed, there is no better place than Philadelphia to celebrate the Fourth of July with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall nearby. Here, you will have the opportunity to indulge in one of the largest free concerts in the country with a 4,000-shell fireworks display lasting within 14 minutes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
LET FREEDOM SING!, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
As the most over-the-top display in the country, the Music City is worth a visit for an unforgettable holiday. Last year, the celebration was canceled due to the epidemic of Covid-19, so this July Fourth will feature the largest fireworks show in Nashville history. Along with the fireworks, the free event will be a synchronised performance by the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony. You can find the concert stage at First and Broadway, or check out the symphony at Ascend Amphitheater.
A CAPITOL FOURTH CONCERT, WASHINGTON D.C
If you are in the USA’s capital for the Fourth of July, do not miss a concert at 8 p.m in the West Lawn of the US Capitol Building. The fireworks show launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will start after 9 p.m. The bright lights illuminate the sky behind the Washington Monument is truly a stunning sight to see.
4TH OF JULY AON SUMMER FIREWORKS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
In Chicago, fireworks displays are pretty popular as they set them off often throughout the summer season, but the 4th of July display is certainly the biggest. The fireworks are set off from Navy Pier that makes it a striking sight reflecting in the sparkling water. To have the best view, you can take a spot from the Pier, the Ferris wheel on the pier, or Millenium Park.
ADDISON KABOOM TOWN!, DALLAS, TEXAS
As one of the most iconic 4th of July firework displays in the country, the Dallas suburb of Addison intrigues a staggering 500,000 people flocking to the town on Independence Day. Visiting this town on the July Fourth holiday, you will have the opportunity to gaze in astonishment as more than 1,500 pounds of fireworks launching a barrage of colour against the dark sky. You can watch the show throughout the city, including at watch parties at the area’s many fabulous restaurants. Before the bangs, check out an airshow featuring fantastic performances. According to the organisers, this year, the airshow will include flyovers across town.