When I hear July, I always think of one thing… FIREWORKS! Nothing says summer like watching brightly colored bursts of light fill the sky while you enjoy a hamburger and a slice of pie with family and friends. Independence Day is definitely my favorite holiday so I decided to do some research about the biggest and best firework displays in the United States. Here is a list of what I found:
1. New York City
The most expensive firework display in the country is sponsored by Macy’s in New York city. This outrageous firework display consists of 3,000 effects and lasts for around 30 minutes. The fireworks are set off from barges on the East River making this a spectacular site. Not only does this show have great fireworks but it also comes with some big name musical performances every year to help you feel a little more patriotic. Make sure to get your seat early though because nearly 3 million people view this show annually.
The country music capital of the world knows how to celebrate with their 4th of July display. Free country music begins the celebration lined with some of country music’s biggest stars. The firework show is then accompanied by the Nashville Symphony as around 200,000 people watch. The firework display is amazing and many spectators state they actually enjoy it more than the New York fireworks!
Everything is bigger in Texas! A total of 5,000 pounds of fireworks are used to make this magnificent display. The show lasts for at least 30 minutes and attracts over 500,000 people every year. Before the fireworks begin, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum puts on an air show that includes aerobatics and pyrotechnics. Be sure to grab some Texas barbeque as you enjoy these fireworks!
The historic Charles River is the staging area for the thousands of fireworks that are launched in this historic city. As you enjoy the show, you will hear sounds of the world renowned Boston Pops Orchestra as well as a live cannon! While you’re here, make sure to explore the Freedom Trail to learn about the rich patriotic history that exists only in Boston.