The bombs are bursting in air on the 4th of July at the ultimate fireworks shows around the country. If you’re in the Boston area, pack up a picnic and head to the Charles River Esplanade to enjoy a day of free events, topped off with an explosive fireworks show. Kaboom Town in Addison, Texas should also not be missed. People come from far and wide for the most explosive party of the year. These events are all about having the most memorable time with the ones you love, while celebrating America’s independence.
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St. Louis definitely throws a big party on the 4th of July, but this year it is pushing the limits to throw "America's Biggest Birthday Party." Throughout the day, you can enjoy stages of music and performances, with popular artists such as Gavin Degraw and Bonnie Raitt. Grab a bite to eat and plant yourself on the lawn for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones Fireworks display. Find out more at Fair Saint Louis. Photo via Wikimedia.
The San Francisco waterfront is lit up by a spectacular fireworks display in one of America's most beautiful cities. You don't get an experience like this just anywhere. The waterfront will be full bustling with activities and live music throughout the day. Pack a picnic and enjoy celebrating the day with friends. If the waterfront isn't quite close enough, hop on a cruise to see the beautiful display. Find out more at Visit Fisherman's Wharf. Photo via Wikimedia.
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One of the best places to see fireworks is to watch them in the city where it all began. Be entertained by artists such as the Roots and comedian Kevin Hart. At around 10:30pm, the Grand Final Fireworks display begins. The party doesn't stop there, the festivities will continue on through the weekend for days of fun and entertainment. Find out more at Visit Philly. Photo via Wikimedia.
Kaboom Town is one of America's top rated fireworks shows that actually takes place on the 3rd of July. This stunning display lasts for thirty minutes and is even choreographed to music. Along with the fireworks show, you will also get to see amazing historic warplane fly-bys throughout the evening. Find out more at Addison Texas. Photo via Wikimedia.
"America's premier Independence Day Celebration" does not disappoint. In fact "over 500,000 visitors from New England" come to this amazing Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Find out more at July 4th. Photo via Wikimedia.
The best place to celebrate Independence Day in the Midwest is right in the heart of Chicago. Consider hopping on a dinner cruise to watch the display right from the water. During the day, you and the family can watch the "live reading of the Declaration of Independence" along with taking park in a children's costume parade Find out more at Navy Pier. Photo via Wikimedia.
It's the 38th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show happening at the Brooklyn Bridge. Along with celebrating 38 years, they are also celebrating the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner.. If you can't make it to the live show, turn on NBC to see the celebration with performers like Lionel Richie, Ariana Grande, and Hunter Hayes. Find out more at Macy's. Photo via Wikimedia.
Head out to Go Fourth on the River in New Orleans to see barges battle with a fantastic fireworks display. This "world renown, one-of-a-kind spectacle" is a show unlike any other. Patriotic music fills the air as you watch the sky and Mississippi River light up. While the French Quarter is a great place to see the show, you can also catch it in many different locations along the riverwalk. Find out more at New Orleans Online. Photo via Wikimedia.
It's an Independence Day celebration all day at the National Mall. Start the day off by watching the Independence Day parade march down Constitution Avenue. After the sun sets, the fireworks begin right above the Washington Monument. You will want to get there early, because this show definitely fills up. Find out more at About. Photo via Wikimedia.
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