10 of the top Fourth of July fireworks in America

What’s better than being with family and watching the sky explode?


There are plenty of activities Americans love to take part in the Fourth of July, barbecue, picnic on the boat. In other words, most people want to spend the day outdoors with friends and family.

And there is a universal activity that almost everyone ends up together and enjoy watching the festive fireworks.

Looking for a new view to check out? Here is a list of some of the best fireworks celebrations America has to offer:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

It is the largest display can be found on the Red, White and Boom festival.


Minneapolis’ Red, White, and Boom festival, the state’s largest fireworks displays, over the Mississippi River. The event attracts more than 75,000 people per year, and there are multiple ways to look at it. If you want to check it out with your pets, try heading over to Stone arch bridge (but make sure you get there early, because it fills quickly.) Looking for a more traditional experience? Go to Gold Medal Park, which is said to be one of the most underrated spots to watch the fireworks, and gives you space to lie on a blanket, throw a football around, and relax during the show. And if you want the VIP experience, go to Mill City Museum, which is just 50 people viewing the fireworks from the observation deck. This year the tickets are already sold out, but at $35 a pop, it’s worth to have in mind for next year. Plus, you get access to the museum in advance.

The fireworks kick off at 10 a.m. sharp.


Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe fireworks have been ranked as one of the best in the country.


Lake Tahoe is the Fourth of July celebration was voted as one of the top in the nation by USA Today and Travel & Leisure. It is one of the most popular in the west, with an estimated 100,000-plus spectators.

The fireworks, visible from all angles, but some spots on the first row. The view from the lake is probably the most unique, so hop on the M. S. Dixie II to view the show from the water. You can also the board of directors of the Safari Rose, the Tahoe Cruises, for a more catered experience with dinner and unlimited beer, wine and champagne and live music. If you prefer the country, but perhaps take a drive to Nevada Beach, where you can watch the fireworks while playing in the sand.

The show is scheduled to start at 9:45 pm


Fireworks lovers in Nashville can also be a number of free concerts at Fifth Avenue and Broadway.


Country music fans will have a blast at Nashville’s Fourth of July celebration. Before the fireworks begin, even, free concerts beginning at noon and in the middle of Fifth Avenue and Broadway will kick off with acts such as Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Lucie Silvas, and much more. As soon as the concerts end, the Nashville Symphony is set to perform the Ascend Amphitheatre along the Cumberland River. There, the public can also be the city’s spectacular display.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 pm

New Orleans

New Orleans steamboat cruises, which offer views of the city fireworks.


New Orleans is known for putting their own special twist on the holiday and the Fourth of July is no different. Before you go to the River to watch the fireworks, spend the day in the French Quarter, or enjoy the French market and the flea market along the Riverwalk Marketplace. Then, once night rolls around, steamboat start setting off fireworks cruises for an up-close and personal experience of the show. The parks of the city, along the water also offer a magnificent view of the screen, in the event that you’d rather stay on dry land.

New Orleans’ fireworks starting at 9 am

New York City

NYC will be launching fireworks of seven — yes, seven ships in the East River.


The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks celebration is unique and city-dwellers, with seven ships in a row on the East River between East 23rd street and East 40th street, making the show visible to New Yorkers from midtown to the East Village to Brooklyn to Queens and beyond. It is also on the long side, takes 25 minutes.

The fireworks display starts at 9:25 pm on the dot.


St. Louis, Missouri

Go to the Gateway Arch Park St. Louis’ Fourth of July celebration.


There is no better place to celebrate the Fourth of July in St. Louis on the new Gateway Arch Park. Not only will you be one of the first to experience the opening of the new museum on the Bow, but the access is free of charge for the entertainment at Fair St. Louis, along the grounds of the Gateway Arch National Park. Appearances are Jason Derulo, Martina McBride, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The parties, the Boeing Air Show prior to the finale of the fireworks.

The show starts promptly at 9:30 pm

Washington, DC

In addition to the collection of spots in the vicinity of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, DC has a lot of rooftop bars and restaurants offer a prime view.


There are multiple fireworks in Washington, DC, the Fourth of July, each with their own unique background. The busiest time is perhaps the show along the National Mall, where the public can watch the sky from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial or the square in front of the Jefferson Memorial. Along the Potomac River is also an ideal location. With the U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial in the background, the fireworks take on an even greater meaning.

If you want to be on the water, take a cruise with the Potomac Riverboat Company and enjoy the show. DC also has a number of rooftop bars and restaurants, where prime viewing.

The fireworks display starts at 9 pm

Las Vegas

Check out the Caesars Palace Fireworks Show if you are in the area of the strip.


If you’re in the mood for an amazing party this Fourth of July, Las Vegas is the place to go. From the pool parties to nightclubs with live music and more, the city offers something for everyone, and that also applies to fireworks. The Caesars Palace Fireworks Show is the biggest spectacle, though. Located in the middle of the action, the display will be visible from most places along the strip.

Outside at 9:15 pm and watch the show.



Not to be outdone by New York, Boston, is also launching fireworks from seven barges in the Charles River.


Go to the banks of the Charles River this Fourth to watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular for free. Along with the fireworks, the celebration is also offering performances begin at 8 pm by Rachel Platten, Andy Grammer, Leslie Odom Jr., and much more. And later on, the fireworks display is launched from seven barges in the middle of the Charles River.

The show starts at 10:30 pm

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

You do not need to wait until the Fourth to watch fireworks in Myrtle Beach.


You don’t have to wait for the Fourth to see the fireworks in Myrtle Beach. Broadway at the Beach hosts fireworks every Tuesday and Friday in the summer, with a larger screen for the day of the Independence. The fireworks shot off at the Broadway, can be seen all around the water, but popular places for viewing are in the vicinity of each of the bridges over the lake.

Other fireworks shows in Myrtle Beach feature the Cheery Grove Pier, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, Barefoot Landing.

The fireworks begin at 10 pm, with Happy Woods the kick-off earlier at 9:30.

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