Celebrating the day of our country’s independence is important for every citizen in the United States of America.
It reminds us in this modern and fast-paced society of all the freedoms that were fought for from the Revolutionary War to today.
And what better way to show the splendor of the Fourth of July than to witness some of the greatest fireworks displays our nation has to offer?
Families and couples, the old and young, will all enjoy the festivities and fireworks in any of these ten U.S. cities that really know how to celebrate America with a bang!
1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Catch a jaw-dropping fireworks display over the Mississippi River at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom festival.
Be ready for the crowds with your strollers and water in tow, because this event brings in over 75,000 people each year.
If you’re looking for a relaxing spot to hang out before the big production at 10pm sharp, head over to Gold Medal Park, “one of the most underrated spots to watch the fireworks,” according Fox News
2. Lake Tahoe, California
USA Today and Travel and Leisure voted Lake Tahoe’s Fourth of July celebration as one of the best in the nation.
With over 100,000 attendees, you’ll want to get there before the show starts at 9:45pm.
Seeing the fireworks from the lake is a unique experience you won’t want to miss out on, so take the M.S. Dixie II or hop aboard the Safari Rose for an unforgettable evening.
3. Nashville, Tennessee
If you’re looking for an all-day event where you can rock out, eat great food, and end the evening with a bang (literally), stop by Nashville’s Fourth of July Celebration.
The day starts off at noon at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway where big artists like Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, and Lucie Silvas will take the stage.
After you rock out, check out the Nashville Symphony at Ascend Amphitheater on the Cumberland River, then witness the spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
You may think New Orleans is only known for their epic Mardi Gras celebration, as we’ve previously shared, but they also out-do themselves with a riverside fireworks display that surpasses all expectations!
And there is so much history and architecture to admire during the day, such as the French Quarter, before the fireworks start at 9pm sharp.
If you’re an adventure-seeker, hop aboard a steamboat to get an “up close and personal experience,” as Fox News puts it.
Or if you prefer to save your sea legs, you can catch the display from one of the city’s parks along the water.
5. New York, New York
New York is known for their huge Christmas events, New Year’s Eve events, and just about every other major holiday, so why not the Fourth of July too?
The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration begins at 9:25pm along the East River between 23rd Street and East 40th Street.
Make sure you have what you need to be comfortable because it’s one of the longest fireworks shows in the U.S. at nearly 25 minutes. 6. St. Louis, Missouri
You’ll definitely want to travel to the new Gateway Arch Park in St. Louis at least once in your lifetime.
Martina McBride, Jason Derulo, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will all be performing this year at Fair Saint Louis.
Fireworks begin at 9:30pm, but you won’t want to miss the Boeing Air Show before the display.
7. Washington, DC
While multiple locations across DC will be hosting some form of fireworks, the most notable will be the display at the National Mall.
Watch the magnificent show from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial or from the plaza in front of the Jefferson Memorial.
You can also celebrate on one of the rooftop bars in the city or take a cruise with the Potomac Riverboat Company and watch the fireworks in style.
No matter where you celebrate, where better to see the lights that symbolize the pride of our great nation than in our Nation’s Capital? 8. Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas has fireworks all year round incomparable to anywhere else in the nation, but even they step it up a notch for the Fourth of July.
There’s a party happening in just about every club and casino in the city, but the fireworks at Caesars Palace are the best by far.
Even if you’re on a hot streak at the black jack table, you’ll want to run outside at 9:15pm sharp so you don’t miss the spectacular show.
9. Boston, Massachusetts
Along the Charles River, catch a free fireworks display that will blow you away with the sounds of the Boston Pops Spectacular.
Starting at 8pm, artists such as Rachel Platten, Andy Grammer, and Leslie Odom Jr. will take the stage to perform.
Seven different barges in the middle of the Charles River shoot off an array of grand fireworks at 10:30pm, so be sure to set up along the bank early to get a good spot.
10. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach loves their fireworks so much, they don’t limit them to just on the Fourth of July.
So, if you want to see a big fireworks display without the traffic or crowds, then head over to Broadway Beach any Tuesday or Friday during the summer.
Of course, the Fourth of July display at 10pm trumps them all with fireworks shot over Lake Broadway.
Find a good spot around one of the bridge crossings on the lake for a performance that will have you waving that flag high in the air.
Our country is in dire need of a day like the Fourth of July where we all come together in unity.
So no matter which fireworks display you choose, be sure to keep in mind the reason why we celebrate.
Our country offers freedoms and opportunity like nowhere else in the world – and it’s worth making a big bang over it!
Please tell us if you’ve ever visited one of these fireworks displays and what you thought.