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One of the best things about celebrating America’s Independence Day is spreading out a blanket under the stars and waiting for the “kabooms” that light up the night sky. Fireworks on the Fourth of July are a deep tradition in America, as small towns and big cities alike across the nation light off the celebratory explosives to commemorate the passage of the Declaration of Independence and our freedom from Britain.

Unfortunately, last year, firework displays were canceled in many places around the country due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Thankfully, restrictions have started to lift in most states as more and more people get vaccinated, and firework extravaganzas are returning to communities for the Fourth of July 2021!

Whether you are spending the July 4th holiday weekend at the beach, camping, or hosting a backyard cookout, there is sure to be a fireworks show near you that you can head to at sundown with your family and friends. But if you’re not sure where to see the best displays of fireworks near you, we’ve rounded up a selection of where you can watch fireworks in every state. Including some that are drive-in style to ensure social distancing! So dress up in your red, white, and blue, and add a magical light show to your plans for celebrating this Fourth of July! (Don’t forget to check the website for the specific event before heading out, though, just in case there are any last-minute changes!)

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Scheduled for Sunday, July 4, at 9 p.m., Thunder on the Mountain is being called Alabama’s largest Fourth of July celebration. The display will take place over Vulcan Park and Museum.


Downtown OWA’s fireworks celebration is back—its “biggest, best firework show yet!”—will be held on Sunday, July 4, at 8:45 over the entire OWA property in Foley.


The booming fireworks display that is part of the city’s annual Spirit of America Festival will take place on Sunday, July 4, at Point Mallard Park.



The Anchorage July 4th Celebration will take place on Independence Day at Delaney Park Strip, with the town’s fireworks celebration being set off at the conclusion of a baseball doubleheader at Mulcahey Stadium sometime after 11 p.m.


The city’s Fourth of July celebration will take place from Thursday, July 1, through Monday, July 5, with a midnight display of fireworks—due to the extended daylight this time of year!—taking place at Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 3.



Be socially distant as you watch the fireworks from your car, drive-in-style! The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular will be held at Tumbleweed Park starting at 7 p.m. Parking is $5 and parking passes, which you can get here, are required.


The 8th annual Fourth of July Celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale boasts twice the fireworks at this year’s air show. The fireworks are scheduled for approximately 9 p.m., and admission tickets are needed for each carload.


Celebrate the red, white, and blue in the greater Phoenix area with Celebrate America festival at Pleasant Harbor Marina in Peoria. The family-friendly activities begin at 5 p.m., with the fireworks scheduled for 9 p.m.



Presented at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular will be set off to the live music of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas on Sunday, July 4. Gates open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7:30, and the fireworks begin at 9:15. Get tickets here.

Little Rock

The Pops on the River community event in downtown Little Rock is Arkansas’ biggest Independence Day celebration, drawing crowds of more than 30,000. The free event begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, with the fireworks launching off the Main Street Bridge at 9:30.

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Dana Point

For the beach areas of Orange County, nothing beats the fireworks show at Dana Point. Launched from a barge in the water in front of Doheny State Beach at 9 p.m., the air display will be visible from the shore, from the cliffs above Dana Point Harbor, from private boats, and private cruises. Get more info here.

Los Angeles

There will be a two-night celebration of fireworks at the famed Hollywood Bowl—Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4—where families can “celebrate good times” with Kool & The Gang. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on both nights, and you can check out ticket packages here.

San Francisco

The city has confirmed that the annual fireworks extravaganza set off at Fisherman’s Wharf will take place on Sunday, July 4—but details have yet to be announced. In years past, two sets of fireworks were set off, one at Pier 39 and one at Aquatic Park. Check the Wharf’s website for more info.


Castle Rock

The town’s annual fireworks display will launch from the Santa Fe Quarry Mesa, above the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. The show will be visible through most of the town and there is a list of popular viewing spots here.


While the Civic Center’s traditional celebration won’t be happening again this year, Elitch Gardens will light up Downtown Denver with fireworks at dusk on Sunday, July 4. The fireworks will start once the park closes for the night.

Loveland/Fort Collins

For the second year, there will be a free “drive-in” style Fourth of July show hosted by the two towns at the Ranch Events Complex. The south gate will open at 6 p.m., with close to 4,000 parking spots available, and parking lots outside of the Ranch will be also available for viewing the 9:15 fireworks.


New Britain

You need to purchase a $10 parking pass (available here) to attend the “drive-in” style Great American Boom fireworks display, being held on Sunday, July 4, at Willow Brook Park. Spaces are limited to 1200 cars, but the fireworks display (launching around 9 p.m.) can be seen from numerous spots around the city.


The Food Truck & Fireworks Extravaganza at the Brass Mill Center is always a fun-filled day for the entire family. On Sunday, July 4, indulge in delicious eats from local and regional food trucks starting at 2 p.m. and hang around for the fireworks around 9 p.m.

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The University of Delaware will host spectacular fireworks, lighting up the campus on Friday, July 2. The free show will launch at approximately 9:15 p.m. from the Athletic Complex and will be visible from the surrounding parking lots.


A decades-old tradition, the Independence Day Boat Parade & Fireworks is back after a hiatus last year. Starting at 2 p.m., on July 4, patriotically decorated boats will cruise down the canal to the Savannah Road Drawbridge. The fireworks show will launch after sundown from a barge off Lewes Beach.

Rehoboth Beach

The shore community’s Independence Day Fireworks Show will take place on Saturday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m., with the pyrotechnics display launching from the ocean. So grab a spot on the beach and settle in—and if you are near the bandstand, enjoy live music from The Funsters.



The town of Miami Lakes will hold its 18th Annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Sunday, July 4. The family-friendly festival will begin at 7 p.m. at Picnic Park West and while the event is free, tickets are required for entry.


The inaugural Boom by the Bay event in 2019 was Florida’s largest Independence Day celebration, and it’s back this year with a boat parade and family-friendly activities at six different waterfront locations. Each site will feature its own fireworks show, choreographed together, and launched simultaneously at approximately 9:15. For details, click here.



The yearly show at Centennial Olympic Park has been canceled due to the pandemic, but there are lots of other fireworks displays in the metro area still scheduled to take place. Like the Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park, which will have a laser show at dusk followed by fireworks for five nights, Thursday, July 1, through Monday, July 5!

Lake Blue Ridge

Fabulous fireworks will be shot off at dusk on July 4 near the Lake Blue Ridge Dam that will be visible from various points throughout the area.


The Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend festival will run from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, featuring family-friendly activities and an impressive fireworks display at the waterfront on Sunday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m.


Hawaii County

On the Big Island, residents will be treated to two simultaneous shows: one at Old Kona Airport Beach Park and one at Hilo Bayfront. Both shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Get details here.

Pearl Harbor

The fireworks show planned at Joint Base Pearl Harbor & Hickam is only for the military community there, but spectators will be able to see the dazzling air show light up Pearl Harbor at approximately 8:30 p.m. from public points around the area.



The city’s traditional fireworks will go off at Ann Morrison Park at 109:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. The park will be closed to cars that day, but attendees can walk or bike into the park with their blankets and chairs. Social distancing is recommended.

Idaho Falls

Boasting the largest fireworks show west of the Mississippi River, the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration offers a day full of family-friendly activities capped off with an air show on Saturday, July 3, at 10:03 p.m. at Snake River Landing.



The traditional fireworks at Navy Pier have been canceled this year, but nearby Mount Prospect will host fireworks on Wednesday, June 30, and Sunday, July 4, as part of the local Lions Club’s Annual Fourth of July Festival.


The town’s Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, will include a parade, street fair in the town square, and a firework show at dusk shot off from the corner of Rt. 47 and Countryside Parkway.


Lake Forest

Evanston has canceled its traditional fireworks show, but nearby Lake Forest is holding its 16th Annual Festival and Fireworks on Sunday, July 4, at Deerpath Community Park. Tickets are on sale for the event, which includes live music and a fireworks display at 9:40 p.m.


The two-day CarmelFest celebration will be full of family-friendly activities and a dazzling firework display on both nights—Sunday, July 4, and Monday, July 5—synchronized to music from WHJE 91.3 FM. Get more info here.


Cedar Rapids

The Freedom Festival fireworks display will launch over downtown Cedar Rapids on Sunday, July 4, from the 1st Avenue Bridge. The 2nd Avenue Bridge will be open for viewing beginning at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.

Des Moines

West Des Moines will hold its annual Independence Day festivities, including a free fireworks display launching from WDM City/School Campus on Sunday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. (There will not be a fireworks display at Racoon River Park this year.)

Storm Lake

Nearly 500 fireworks will fill the sky over Storm Lake as part of the city’s Star Spangled Spectacular celebration. The two-day event held Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, includes food, music, and family activities and concludes with the huge fireworks display at dusk on Independence Day.

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Kansas City

One of the city’s biggest fireworks displays each year is held at Berkley Riverfront Park as part of KC RiverFest. The free celebration begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, with the fireworks scheduled to start between 10 and 11 p.m.


The Red, White, and BOOM! Fireworks will be launched over the Arkansas River on Sunday, July 4, at the Riverfront Stadium. Gates open for the free event at 5:30 p.m., with the fireworks display scheduled for 9:50.


Bowling Green

The annual Thunderfest Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3, at the National Corvette Museum. Gates open at 4 p.m., with music, children’s activities, and other attractions available up until the fireworks display around 9:30. Admission is $25 per carload (to benefit local childrens’ charities), and tickets can be purchased here.


The city’s Fourth of July celebration at the waterfront will feature free concerts, kids’ activities, festival cuisine, and a grand fireworks show at 10 p.m. Read more here.



The free Light Up The Lake Independence Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 4, at the Mandeville Lakefront. The area will be open for picnics beginning at 10 a.m. with children’s activities and food trucks happening after 5 p.m., and fireworks scheduled for 8:45.

New Orleans

The Uncle Sam Jam is a family-friendly day of music, food, and fun at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, concluding with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Taking place on Saturday, July 3, this year marks the celebration’s 25th anniversary. The event is free, but different premium parking packages are available.


Bar Harbor

The city’s Independence Day celebration starts with a parade in the morning on Sunday, July 4, and ends with a spectacular fireworks display taking place over the downtown waterfront at Frenchman Bay at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. You can get details here.


After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, Portland’s annual Fourth of July celebration will return with a fireworks display off the Eastern Promenade on Sunday, July 4, at 9: 15 p.m. However, no other public events will be held this year, like the usual performance by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The fireworks will be visible from surrounding areas, and the city is exploring a live-stream option.



In the downtown lakefront area, a 22-minute fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:20 p.m. at Lake Kittamaqundi on Sunday, July 4. There won’t be any bands, food trucks, or other entertainment at this year’s events, but residents are welcome to place blankets down to save a spot starting at 3 p.m.


The annual fireworks from Fairgrounds Park will light up the sky for 30 minutes starting at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. No vendors or additional entertainment will be available at this year’s event, but spectators can bring their own refreshments to the park, along with chairs and blankets. The air show will be visible from points around the Fairgrounds as well.

Ocean City

The beach town will host two simultaneous fireworks displays on Sunday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. One show will launch uptown at Northside Park, and the other downtown on the beach at N. Division Street. Get more details here.

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The annual Boston Harborfest celebrates the historic city’s colonial and maritime heritage, capped off with a fantastic firework display by the waterfront that can be seen along any shoreline from Charlestown to the Seaport and East Boston. The full event schedule is here, but the fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:15 p.m. on July 3.

Cape Cod

Several Cape Cod towns have canceled their fireworks, but Barnstable will light off pyrotechnics over Hyannis Harbor from a barge in Lewis Bay at dusk on Sunday, July 4. The best viewing spots are the beaches around Hyannis Harbor and on the West Yarmouth beaches.


Bay City

Fireworks will light up the sky for three nights over Bay City, from Thursday, July 1, through Saturday, July 3. The fireworks display can be seen on either side of the river at Veteran’s Memorial Park or Wenonah Park. Further details can be found here.


With Lake Superior as the backdrop, the Marquette Area Fourth of July celebration will be held on Sunday, July 4, at dusk—capping off the area’s weekend-long Food Fest.



Regarded as one of the state’s best fireworks shows, Duluth’s Fourth Fest at Bayfront Festival Park will take place on Sunday, July 4. The event begins at 4 p.m. with live entertainment, food vendors, and other activities—and the fireworks show scheduled for 10:10 p.m.

St. Cloud

The city’s 75th annual fireworks display will be presented on Sunday, July 4, at 10 p.m. One of the largest pyrotechnics displays in central Minnesota, the celebration can be seen from Hester Park, Wilson Park, or on a boat along the Mississippi River.



Scheduled for Sunday, July 4, at 9 p.m., Biloxi’s fireworks will be fired from a barge near Deer Island. The 18-minute aerial show will be visible from the lighthouse to the Biloxi Bay Bridge.


Spectacular views of the city’s fireworks can be seen from either side of the Mississippi River. The fireworks will be the grand finale to the Hank Williams, Jr. concert and are scheduled for 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Read more about the event here.


St. Louis

The traditional fireworks over the iconic Gateway Arch will resume this year after taking a coronavirus-related hiatus in 2020. The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will be the largest show Fair Saint Louis has ever produced, with three barges on the Mississippi River blasting off 3,000 shells choreographed to patriotic music. It all goes down at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.


Branson Landing’s 13th Annual Liberty Light Up event begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, with live music and a beer garden in the town square. At approximately 9 p.m., fireworks will fill the skies over Lake Taneycomo.



A spectacular 35-minute show is scheduled for Sunday, July 4, at MetraPark. The Celebrate Freedom event will start with food trucks and live music at 7 p.m., and the fireworks will be set off after dark from the Upper MetraPark parking lot while music is pumped in by loudspeakers to the park and nearby businesses.


The Big Bang Firework Show will take place at Chester Steele Park on Saturday, July 3. Starting at 5 p.m., live music and local vendors will line the lawn, with the fireworks display kicking off around 10:30 p.m.



The Big Bang Boom festival will feature two days of family-friendly activities and end with a spectacular fireworks display starting at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. News Channel Nebraska TV will also be carrying the fireworks display live, so you can view it from the comfort of your home!


The city’s traditional celebration at Memorial Park has been postponed until August 28, but nearby Ralston will be launching fireworks on Sunday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. from the Ralston Arena.


Carson City

The Fourth of July Celebration & Carnival promises four days of family fun. Starting on Thursday, July 1, at Mills Park, the carnival ends with a dazzling firework show on Sunday, July 4, at sundown.

Las Vegas

Seven casinos are joining forces for an extraordinary fireworks show on the Las Vegas Strip, happening at 11 p.m., on Sunday, July 4. The coordinated fireworks will be lit up from Aria to the Strat, making the show visible from just about anywhere along the Strip.

New Hampshire


This year’s fireworks show on Sunday, July 4, will be the largest yet in Concord. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 per carload for the drive-in style event. Gates will open at 7 p.m.—multiple cars should arrive together—and the fireworks will begin at dark.


After breaking last year due to COVID, the city is bringing back its annual fireworks display this year—but without food trucks and other vendors. The celebration will happen on Sunday, July 3, at 9 p.m. at Leary Field. Read more about it here.

New Jersey


Several beach towns have canceled their fireworks displays this year, but Belmar will host Fourth of July fireworks on Friday, July 2, on Ocean Avenue. The show begins at 9 p.m. and will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Jersey City

A scaled-down Freedom And Fireworks event will take place on Sunday, July 3, on the Jersey City Waterfront near Exchange Place. Against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, the fireworks will light up the sky from two barges on the Hudson River just after sunset.


On Sunday, July 4, the Fireworks & Food Truck Festival will begin at 2 p.m, at the back lot of the Garden State Plaza mall. Admission is $5, and the festival will feature family activities and food vendors, and end with a firework display at dusk. Get details here.

New Mexico


Part of the Freedom Days celebration, Farmington will light off its fireworks from Sullivan Hill at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. If you can’t make it to the show, tune in to KWYK 94.9 for a simulcast, then come back to the historic downtown area the next night for the Electric Light Parade along Main Street!

Santa Fe

Back again—and bigger and better than ever—Santa Fe Place Mall is hosting a celebration featuring live bands, food trucks, a carnival, and more on Sunday, July 4. Doors open at noon, and spectacular fireworks at dark will close out the day’s events. Get the schedule here.

New York

New York City

Nothing beats Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular, the country’s largest fireworks display. Two miles of free public viewing space will be available for spectators in Manhattan—or you can watch NBC’s live broadcast from your own home starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.


Upstate in the Adirondack Mountains, Ticonderoga will hold its annual Best 4th in the North celebration all weekend long at Bicentennial Park. Check out the amazing schedule of events here, which ends with a grand fireworks display at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.

North Carolina


The small town celebrates Independence Day in a big way! A two-day festival will take place at Harrisburg Park on Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, with fireworks taking place both nights around 9:30 p.m. You can view the event schedule for the full list of activities.

Sugar Mountain

Watch a fantastic display of pyrotechnics from the top of Sugar’s 5,300-foot peak! On Sunday, July 4, chairlifts at Sugar Mountain Resort will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for mountaintop viewing, with the fireworks scheduled to begin around 9:15.  For more info, click here.

North Dakota


The Roughrider Days Fair and Expo will end its two-week run at the Stark County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 4, with a spectacular color explosion in the sky beginning at 10 p.m. at the former DSU Rodeo Grounds.

Grand Forks

The Sertoma Club’s 4th of July Celebration is a fun-filled day at 47th Avenue South by Ulland Softball Field. Taking place on Sunday, July 4, activities include a parade, games, contests, live entertainment, food trucks—and an amazing fireworks display at dusk.



The Red, White & KaBOOM! celebration in Fairfield will be a scaled-down one again this year, with just a fireworks display on Saturday, July 3, at 10 p.m. Harbin Park will close at 7 p.m. for the fireworks, but the soccer lot will be open to foot traffic for viewing. The display has been designed with bigger shells and a larger shooting zone to help increase the viewing area.


The Light Up The Lake is happening on Sunday, July 4, at dusk as the best fireworks display in Northeastern Ohio illuminates the Downtown Cleveland sky. The show over Lake Erie begins at dusk from the Port of Cleveland’s Dock 20 and can be seen from Flats West Bank, Flats East Bank, and the North Coast Harbor.


Oklahoma City

Food trucks, vendors, concerts, and more all lead up to one of the largest fireworks shows in the state at Celebration in the Heartland at Buck Thomas Park in Moore. Activities begin at 2 p.m., with the fireworks scheduled to go off around 9:45 p.m.


Held throughout the Tulsa River Parks along the Arkansas River, FreedomFest boasts the best fireworks show in the area. Taking place on Sunday, July 4, a wide range of family-friendly activities will culminate with one of the biggest fireworks shows in Oklahoma, staged from the 21st Street Bridge at dusk.


Fort Dalles

The Independence Day activities start with a 7 a.m. Rocket Run and end with a fabulous firework display at Sorosis Park at 10 p.m. Get the full run-down here.

St. Helens

Arrive early to hear live music and enjoy the vendors and other events at the Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration before the fireworks shoot off over the Columbia River at dusk on Sunday, July 4, from the Columbia County Courthouse Plaza. Most events are free, but passes are required for close-up viewing.



The Welcome America celebration in the City of Brotherly Love began back on June 19—and it all leads up to a free concert starring Bebe Rexa, Flo Rida, and the Philly POPS on Sunday, July 4, followed by the Fireworks Spectacular at 9:30. Launched over the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the display will also be broadcast live on NBC10.


After being canceled last year, the Independence Day festivities return to Point State Park on Sunday, July 4. Featuring live music, food vendors, and family activities, the giant Flashes of Freedom fireworks show will complete the evening, scheduled to shoot off at 9:35 p.m. View the day’s schedule of events here.

Rhode Island


America’s oldest Fourth of July celebration goes down in Bristol each year—the town has been celebrating Independence Day since 1785! Starting on Flag Day and lasting through July 5, activities include concerts, a parade, a pageant for kids, photography contest, and more. But the crowning jewel is the fireworks display, scheduled for Sunday, July 4.


Settle in for the 40-minute display of fireworks that will be shot off from the Oakland Beach Seawall on Saturday, July 3. In addition to the seawall area, the show can also be viewed from City Park. Read more here.

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South Carolina


The fireworks blast from Patriots Point Maritime Museum is back this year, lighting up the sky in the Charleston Harbor above the historic warship USS Yorktown. But due to the ongoing pandemic, the celebration will be limited to the shore as there will not be an option for viewing from the Yorktown’s flight deck. The Fourth of July party begins at 6, with the fireworks scheduled for around 9:15.

Rock Hill

Celebrate Independence Day in Old Town at the Red, White & BOOM! Festival on Saturday, July 3. Live music, family activities, and beer and food trucks will be available all day long, with a dazzling fireworks display launching around 9:30 p.m.

South Dakota


While the fireworks celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been canceled this year, the famed Black Hills Roundup will present a spectacular show twice: on Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3. The area’s largest fireworks are scheduled to blast off around 10 p.m. following the evening rodeo at the Roundtop Grounds but will be visible from numerous spots throughout the community.

Sioux Falls

An awesome fireworks display is scheduled for Sunday, July 4, at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 p.m., and admission is free as residents are invited to enjoy live music, food trucks, and other activities. The fireworks show will begin around 10 p.m.



The Flag City Freedom Celebration will feature live entertainment, food vendors, and a dazzling fireworks display. Gates open at the Millington Sports Complex at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, with the fireworks going off at sundown. Parking will be limited and is $5 per vehicle.


The Let Freedom Sing! Music City celebration will feature the largest fireworks show in Nashville’s history. Oh, and a free concert headlined by Brad Paisley! Going down on Sunday, July 4, the day will feature music, family activities, and more, culminating with a fireworks display at 9:20 synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony at the Ascend Amphitheater.


Fort Worth

The largest fireworks show in North Texas, Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion is an evening of food, drinks, live music, and explosions in the sky. Gates open at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, with the fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.


The city won’t be hosting its traditional Independence Day festival this year, but there will still be live concerts and a spectacular fireworks show. The Shell Freedom Over Texas celebration will happen on Sunday, July 4, featuring a concert by Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen that will be live broadcast on ABC13 starting at 7 p.m. Eleanor Tinsley Park will be open for fireworks viewing, and the show can also be viewed from open spaces with a view of the western downtown skyline.


Fireworks and Rick Springfield!? That’s what attendees at Lights on the Lake will be treated to on Friday, July 2! The “Jesse’s Girl” crooner will perform a free concert shortly after 4 p.m. at Pecan Grove Park West, followed by fireworks at sundown.



This small town’s big Independence Day celebration begins bright and early on Sunday, July 4, as the cannons blast off at 6 a.m. A complete day of activities ends with a magnificent firework show at 10 p.m. over Jacob Hamblin Park that lights up the red rock basin. Get all the info here.

Salt Lake City

The Gateway shopping center will host a family-friendly festival on Sunday, July 4. Starting at 5 p.m., two stages will feature live music, with contests, games, and face-painting among the activities to keep the little ones entertained, with an impressive fireworks display going off at dusk.



The sky over Lake Champlain will light up on Saturday, July 3, during Burlington’s Independence Day Celebration at the waterfront. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy music, family activities and food vendors at Waterfront Park before the blazing fireworks begin at 9:30.


On Sunday, July 4, Rutland will celebrate America’s birthday with a fireworks extravaganza over the Vermont State Fairgrounds at 9:45 p.m. The show will be visible from just about anywhere in Rutland, but the infield at the fairgrounds will be open for free, limited parking.


Colonial Williamsburg

There’s no better place to feel patriotic as you celebrate America’s birthday than at the historic colonial village in Williamsburg! A full day of patriotic events on Sunday, July 4, ends with the magnificent  Lights Of Freedom fireworks above the Governor’s Palace at 9:20 p.m. Pull up a chair to view the free show at the Palace Green, Market Square, by the art museums, or the Visitor Center parking area.


Signal Hill Park in Manassas will be the site for a celebration not to be missed on Sunday, July 4. Shuttles will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. from VRE to the park, where food trucks, games, and more will be available before the fireworks begin at dusk. Get more info here.


A scaled-down celebration will return to Byrd Park, near the Carillon. There won’t be live entertainment or food vendors this year, and seating within the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater is prohibited. But there are still plenty of places to watch the 9:15 p.m. fireworks show, like from the areas around all three lakes and in front of the historic bell tower. View street closures and parking info here.



The Chamber of Commerce is upping the ante for An Edmonds Kind of 4th this year. After a 5K and a parade earlier in the day on Sunday, July 4, fireworks will light up the sky over Civic Field at 10 p.m.—with more than 900 shells expected to explode!


While the Seafair fireworks show will be a virtual event this year, you can hop over to Bellevue’s Downtown Park to see fireworks in person on Sunday, July 4. There won’t be the usual entertainment, concerts, and other activities before or after the fireworks, but the show will begin around 10:05 p.m. Check here for parking restrictions and more info.


Washington, D.C.

The National Mall

The greatest fireworks show in the country takes place annually over the National Mall in our nation’s capital—America’s most important civic space! Hosted by the National Park Service, the celebration will be Sunday, July 4, at 9:20 p.m. as fireworks are launched from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Exactly where Katy Perry sang her heart out to “Firework” during Celebrating America on Inauguration Day.

West Virginia


The Independence Day celebration lasts a whole week in Alderson, with activities like a home decorating contest, fireman’s rodeo, baking contest, ice cream social, pageants, banquet, parade, and much more! The grand fireworks show—“the best in Greenbrier County”— is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, at Alderson Memorial Football Field, and will feature both aerial and ground displays. Get all the details here.


America’s largest small-town Independence Day celebration dates back to the 1800s and is the oldest celebration in West Virginia. A week’s worth of family activities includes a carnival, bike parade, Firecracker Race, grand parade, food vendors, and other activities all lead up to the town’s popular fireworks show on Saturday, July 3, at 10 p.m. For more info, click here.


Green Bay

Another celebration canceled last year due to coronavirus, Green Bay’s Fire Over The Fox will return this year, but the daylong activities will be scaled back. There will be some live entertainment and food trucks, but not the children’s play area. The fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, with WFRV broadcasting live for those who wish to watch from home. The event at Leicht Memorial Park is free, but VIP seating is available for $10 here.

Wisconsin Dells

Starting at 4 p.m., a full evening of family-friendly fun is planned for Sunday, July 4, in Downtown Wisconsin Dells. Live entertainment and lots of activities lead up to a free fireworks display at dusk. Get the run-down here.



Designed with maximum aerial displays so that the lights can be seen all over Cheyenne, this year’s fireworks show, presented by Cheyenne Frontier Days, will begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Lions Park will be open for foot traffic, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Laramie County Schools parking lots will be available for viewing, but Frontier Park will not be open for in-stand seating. More information can be found here.

Jackson Hole

For fireworks over the purple mountains’ majesty of the Grand Tetons, don’t miss the display in Jackson Hole. Visible from most places in the area, fireworks at both Teton Village and Snow King Mountain are scheduled for 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 4—with “bonus” fireworks going off from the Stilson Transit Center in Wilson.

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