You Haven't Seen Fireworks Until You've Been to These 4th of July Events

 American Independence Day celebrated with Macy's 4th of July fireworks light up the sky next to the Empire State Building in New York City on July 4, 2023, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey.

Forget backyard barbecues—these four spectacular 4th of July celebrations will ignite your patriotic spirit like never before.

Hey there, freedom lovers! If you’re looking to go big this Independence Day, we’ve got the lowdown on some of the most jaw-dropping 4th of July events across the USA. Forget about your backyard BBQ (okay, maybe don’t totally forget it) and dive into these spectacular celebrations that’ll make your Instagram followers green with envy.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (New York City, NY)

Kicking things off with a bang, Macy’s puts on a fireworks show that’ll make your eyes pop. Picture this: over 65,000 shells and effects lighting up the NYC skyline over the East River. It’s like the finale of every fireworks show you’ve ever seen, but for 25 straight minutes. Plus, you’ll catch live performances from some of the hottest acts in music. Pro tip: Stake out a spot early, because millions of people tune in to this bad boy.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (Boston, MA)

For a touch of class with your explosions, head to Boston. The Boston Pops Orchestra serenades you with patriotic tunes before the sky erupts in a technicolor dream. It’s been going strong since 1973, so you know they’ve got it down to a science. The best part? It’s all happening on the banks of the Charles River, giving you plenty of Instagram-worthy backdrops.

National Independence Day Parade (Washington, D.C.)

Want to feel like you’re in the heart of it all? Hit up D.C. for a parade that screams America! We’re talking floats, bands, and more red, white, and blue than you can shake a sparkler at. The parade marches down Constitution Avenue, right past some of the most iconic landmarks in the country.

A Capitol Fourth (Washington, D.C.)

While you’re in D.C., stick around for this star-studded concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It’s like Coachella met the 4th of July and had a patriotic baby. The night ends with a killer fireworks display that’ll have you humming the national anthem for weeks.


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