Free 4th of July fireworks displays are scheduled in cities and towns across the nation on both July 3 and July 4, 2015. Check the list below for information about Independence Day celebrations in Boston, Bristol, Chicago, DC, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle and other major cities in the U.S., many of which have carnivals, parades and other fun family activities going on during the holiday weekend.
According to the Travel Channel, some of the best 4th of July fireworks shows in the country include the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Massachusetts; the stunning fireworks display at Chicago’s Navy Pier; Houston’s “Freedom Over Texas” holiday event; and the “Lights on the Lake” show in Lake Tahoe, California.
If you prefer to stay home and watch an Independence Day fireworks display from the comfort of your couch, check out the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular live online, or on NBC TV on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. Planning to host a cookout and your own fireworks display? Find coupons to popular consumer fireworks stores here, including Phantom Fireworks, TNT, and Fireworks Supermarket.
Traveling to Walt Disney World for the 4th? There are several fireworks displays scheduled at the Orlando, Florida theme park. Find the fireworks schedule and WDW park hours here.
If you are in New England during the holiday weekend, head to quaint Rhode Island for the oldest Fourth of July celebration in country — the Bristol 4th of July parade, followed by fireworks over the harbor.
Here’s a list of some of the biggest fireworks displays scheduled for the holiday weekend. While most events are held on July 4, some will be held on Friday, July 3. The time and date may also vary due to weather.
Atlanta, Georgia— Find a full list of fairs, festivals, and fireworks shows that take place in and around Atlanta.
Atlantic City, New Jersey— From the Boardwalk to the Marina District, find spectacular fireworks displays starting at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Bristol, Rhode Island — Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m on July 3, followed by the annual 4th of July parade at 10:30 a.m. on July 4.
Chicago, Illinois— NBC has a full list of Independence Day fireworks shows in the Chicago area.
Denver, Colorado — Find a list of the best fireworks displays that take place on both July 3 and 4 in Denver and surrounding towns.
Houston, Texas — The annual “Freedom Over Texas” event runs from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., with family activities, performances by Clint Black and Josh Turner, and a huge fireworks display at the Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou. Of note, this is not a free event — tickets are $10 the day of the event, $8 if purchased online.
Las Vegas — Many top hotels in Vegas will have fireworks displays on July 3 and 4.
Los Angeles— A full list of where and when to catch the best 4th of July fireworks in the L.A. area.
New York City — List includes the dates and times for fireworks displays in the NYC area, including Coney Island, Atlantic Beach, Yonkers, and Forth Hamilton. The annual Macy’s fireworks show starts at 8 p.m., with viewing locations at various points around the city.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Curbed has a handy interactive map that highlights where the best fireworks shows in and around the city will take place over the holiday weekend.
Seattle, Washington — Although Governor Jay Inslee has asked for limited use of fireworks due to the high heat and drought, there are a number of events scheduled during the 4th of July weekend, including Seafair Summer Fourth in Lake Union, and fireworks displays in Renton, Kirkland, Bainbridge Island, and Bellvue.
Washington, DC— There are a number of July 4 events taking place over the holiday weekend, including the National Mall Independence Day celebration, the Capitol Fourth concert, and the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. that will light up the sky over the Washington Monument.
Where will you be watching the 4th of July fireworks this year?
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