Best 4th of July Firework Displays in the Nation

unnamed-60Independence Day is less than 20 days away! What better way to help your readers celebrate than by’s roadmap to the best and brightest firework displays this nation has to offer?


There are 6 jaw-dropping spectacles that are a MUST-SEE this year. If you don’t care to be caught in the crowds, has the perfect solution. Finding accommodations in close proximity and with perfect visibility of every show, their insights will tell you exactly where the view is explosively impeccable from the comfort of your room.


Find’s Go-To 4th of July Guide with details below.


Chicago – The Windy City’s Fireworks

The Windy City’s fireworks will be held on the picturesque Navy Pier. Those who want an up-close-and-personal view can board one of the many cruises that allow patrons a view of the fireworks from Lake Michigan.


Nashville – Music City Fireworks

Last year’s 23-minute Independence Day show featured seven tons of fireworks. This year’s music lineup will include Sheryl Crow and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.


New York – 40th Annual Macy’s Firework Show

The 40th annual Macy’s Firework Show over the East River will last for 25 minutes and draw a crowd of over 3 million spectators. As the biggest firework display in the US, this year’s show features more than 50,000 effects. Key performers will include Meghan Trainor and Kenny Chesney.


Philadelphia – Philly 4th of July Jam

The annual Philly 4th of July Jam takes place over the Philadelphia Museum of Art and features a star-studded concert. Headlining will be Leon Bridges, the American R&B and soul singer/songwriter best known for his song “Coming Home.” Other performers include two homegrown celebs — Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony Award-winning Hamilton star, and Yazz (Bryshere Gray) from TV’s smash hit Empire.


San Diego – Big Bay Boom

Organizers expect up to 500,000 people at the 15th annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show, the largest display on the West Coast. The 18-minute program will launch fireworks from four different barges.


Washington, D.C. – National Mall Fireworks

Lasting over 17 minutes, this show is among the largest in the US. The fireworks are set off from the Reflecting Pool, and the lights can be seen from miles away.