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The Best Places to See Fireworks on the 4th of July

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This year Independence Day falls on a Monday. This means you have a three-day weekend to get out and celebrate. Are you planning a trip? Maybe you are staying around your hometown instead. Either way, there are a ton of firework displays and festivals to choose from.

New York City
Every year New York City hosts the Macy’s Firework Show – the largest firework display in the country. This year is the 40th anniversary celebration. There will be a 25-minute display launched along the East River in Manhattan, patriotic performances from the United States Air Force band, and other performers including Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor and 5 Seconds of Summer. Photo Credit: ShutterstockClick Here to See Best Places to See Fireworks on the 4th of July
Washington DC
The National Mall Fourth of July Celebration is one of the largest shows in the country. It lasts over 17 minutes. Fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and will be visible from many locations in Washington D.C. and Virginia, according to nps. Other events to participate in during the day include the Independence Day Parade and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Philadelphia’s Fourth of July festivities are held from June 27th to July 4th. The period is full of free concerts, firework shows, block parties, parades, patriotic ceremonies and a variety of kid’s activities. Some of the most famous events include the Summer Mummer Concert on June 30, Philly @ the Movies and Free Hoagie Day at the Independence Mall. But of course, don’t forget to attend the Independence Day Parade on July 4. Watch marching bands, colorful floats and military groups as they come together for this event. Then don’t forget to attend the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert – one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the country. Photo Credit: ShutterstockClick Here to See Best Places to See Fireworks on the 4th of July
Centennial Olympic Park is hosting Atlanta’s Fourth of July Celebration. Enjoy free music, entertainment for the entire family, and the Southeast’s largest fireworks display. J-Fly and Friends will be performing and the celebration will be broadcasted by Atlanta’s local ABC affiliate WSB-TV. Photo Credit: Facebook/Centennial Olympic Park
Houston, Texas
Watch an incredible fireworks display at the Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Grammy-award winner Darius Rucker will be headlining the mainstage. Some of the festivities locations include Liberty Park which will comprise amazing talent and will be saluting the military, the Bud Light Bayou Beer Garden, and the Dr Pepper One of a Kind Zone which will feature Houston professional sport team set-ups. Click Here to See Best Places to See Fireworks on the 4th of JulyPhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Below is a list of the best places to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. From live performances, 25-minute firework displays, free music, family-friendly entertainment, festivals and a variety of celebrations, you will not be disappointed.

From New York City to Texas and California, if you're ready to celebrate this country's Independence Day, here is your guide to some of the most spectacular spots.

- Nicole Dossantos The Active Times

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