The 4th of July Fireworks have become a tradition the United States after the first 4th of July Fireworks were launched in Philadelphia, America in the year 1777. The United States got its independence of 4th of July, 1776. It’s now more than 200 years, but the tradition of launching the 4th of July Fireworks as a matter of pride and joy is still valid and followed in the US. The 4th of July Fireworks are the brightest and biggest out of all the other traditions of the other Independence Day traditions.
A huge crowd of people gather in different parts of the US to see the extravagant 4th of July Fireworks as a part of the celebrations. The fireworks industry earns a lot of profits during the Independence Day celebrations because the average Americans spend millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.
Here, we are with the best and the enormous 4th of July Fireworks displays that give a glimpse of the lighting up of the night of the occasion:
Beautiful and Enormous 4th of July Fireworks Displays in the US
- New York
The New York City witnesses the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks that are also country’s biggest pyrotechnic show. A large number of fireworks are shot from innumerable barges at the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. Along with the fireworks, many A-listed stars including Ariana Grand, Lionel Richie and Miranda Lambert perform to celebrate the occasion. The event is a 25-minute show that witnesses a crowd of over a crowd of over 3 million spectators. The 4th of July Fireworks will start at 8 p.m. EST.
The 4th of July Fireworks display in Boston is US’s one of the most expensive fireworks show. The 2013 4th of July Fireworks cost around $2.5 million. The pyrotechnic show is done for around 20-minute and it is accompanied by the Boston Pops. Boston Pops Fireworks has witnessed the maximum number of crowd till date and even set a Guinness World Record with the same. The performances are expected to begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Hatch Shell, on the Charles River Esplanade and the fireworks display, will begin at 10:30 p.m.
- Washington, DC
The National Park Service puts the annual 4th of July Fireworks display at the National Mall and is set from Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC. The pyrotechnic show lights up the Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. The National Independence Day Parade is expected to begin at 11:45 am and for the night show, the spectators will have to get there early in the evening to get the best spots. However, the lights of the show can be seen from miles away too. The show is a 17-minute event.
- Atlantic City, New Jersey
The Atlantic City observes a two-part show of the 4th of July celebrations and hence, is one of the longest 4th of July Fireworks shows in the US. The first show of the Atlantic City takes place on 3rd of July over the boardwalk and the 4th of July Fireworks display takes place above the Marina District. A 3-D light show takes place on the Boardwalk Hall Façade. Over 250,000 spectators gather to watch the show of the celebration of the Independence of their nation. The event is a 15-minute show here.
- Las Vegas
Like all other cities in the US, the 4th of July Fireworks show in Las Vegas is same like the other cities’ fireworks but the only thing that is different from others is that its show is full of dazzling lights in the sky along with the gleaming lights of the strip make Sin City view even more beautiful. The city also set the Guinness World Record of the ‘largest pyrotechnic image of the American flag to have been ever recorded. With the amazing celebrations of the 4th of July, they prove that they are worthy of being called as the Entertainment Capital of the World.
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