It’s The 4th July! Best 4th July Fireworks & Tips For Creating Your Own Extravaganza
A day based around family and togetherness, the 4th July boasts a joyous occasion that the whole of America celebrates year after year.
The 4th July, a day to feel patriotic and celebrate independence. It is the official Independence Day of the United States that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It’s a day that brings families together, with a host of parades, picnics, barbecues, baseball games and of course firework displays organised across the country.
Best 4th July Fireworks to Attend
With many cities competing for the title of the best 4th July fireworks in the USA, each year sees fireworks get larger and larger with spectacular celebrations to accompany them. We’ve rounded up some of the best 4th July firework displays and celebrations to make your decision of where to spend Independence Day that little bit easier.
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The Annual Macy’s 4th July Fireworks
With over 50,000 effects packed into one 25 minute extravaganza this 4th July celebration draws in over three million people each year as pyrotechnics light up the sky with dazzling lights and vibrant colours. With their 2016 celebrations being launched from Brooklyn Bridge as well as four additional barges in the East River, this has got to be one of the most in demand events for tourists and residents.
Top Tip: You can watch the Macy’s firework display from anywhere with open views of the East River in Manhattan as well as along FDR Drive in Brooklyn, along the waterfront in Long Island City and Brooklyn Bridge Park/Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
National Mall Independence Day Celebration
If you’re looking for an event packed with patriotism then the National Mall Independence Day celebration is most definitely the event for you. In the nation’s capital watch fireworks shoot over the Washington Monument and reflect in the pool creating a stunning atmosphere both on land and in the sky.
Top Tip: The show usually lasts 17 minutes, but to really soak up the atmosphere, take a picnic and make a full day of it! The best spots to view the fireworks are on the steps of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, however if you can’t get there then scope out a spot in East or West Potomac Park.
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Boston Pops Firework Spectacular
Renowned for its live music accompaniment from the Boston Pops Orchestra and real life cannons, this impressive firework display is shot from seven barges in the Charles River making for a dramatic yet visually stunning experience.
Top Tip: The band performs at the DCR Hatch Shell and the Harvard and Longfellow Bridges boast incredible views over the entire event.
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Fair Saint Louis
Releasing 15,000 pounds of fireworks over the course of three nights, the 1,371 acre Forest Park becomes host to one of the biggest celebrations of the year. With concerts and exhibitions running from July 2nd – July 4th this is a fantastic event that draws in thousands of tourists and residents year after year.
Top Tip: The best place to view is Art Hill or to be even closer to the action, watch the display from Grand Basin, which is next to the Budweiser Main Stage.
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Home to 19,000 residents, each year this Dallas suburb brings in a whopping 500,000 swell of Americans and tourists as they travel from near and far for the spectacular 30 minute firework display and air show that features aerobatics and pyrotechnics.
Top Tip: With most of the town being able to view this air show and firework display as well as many restaurants broadcasting the show live; this is a great location to guarantee spectacular views. The best place to get close to the action is Addison Circle Park.
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How to Create Your Own 4th July Extravaganza
Whether you’re hosting your own private celebration or you’re a resort looking to add the final touches to your ticketed event, ensuring your 4th July extravaganza is bigger than ever is no easy feat.
We’ve put together some killer firework and entertainment options that will amaze guests up in the sky and down on the ground, ensuring everyone in attendance has an Independence Day to remember!
We’ve already seen that the staple piece of every 4th July celebration is the lighting of the sky with colourful fireworks that get bigger each year. For your big event you’re going to need fireworks, and lots of them!
Our event fireworks are perfect for your 4th July celebrations with customisable displays created for your event; the sky is quite literally the limit with these vibrant fireworks. The perfect grand finale for every 4th July celebration, a high end firework display is guaranteed to launch your event up there with some of the biggest displays in America.
Why stop there?
With a killer firework display ready for the finale of your event, why not book our customisable pyrotechnics for the rest of your celebrations. With burning text and numbers, you can spell out 4th July in fire to greet your guests, in addition to spark fountains, spark jets, fireworks and smoke displays. If you want to base your event around big events such as the Boston Pops Firework Spectacular then you could surround your performers with smoke displays and spark fountains as they perform music to accompany your dazzling firework display.
Experience weightless perfection with an aerial percussion show that takes drumming to new heights. Combining percussion with stunning visuals, this percussion show can create a fantastic atmosphere at your 4th July event as they perform dramatic music in mid air! Perfect for combining a tailored piece of music to your firework display for a breath taking performance that is a treat for both the eyes and the ears. Whether they are performing on building facades, or welcoming your guests into your event these drummers certainly know how to entertain a crowd.
All American Burlesque Revue
Combining everything US orientated and fusing it together with sultry routines and patriotic costumes, our burlesque performers will have jaws to the floor as they dance with American flags, dress up as cheerleaders, cowgirls, showgirls, baseball players and the statue of liberty! An explosion of American culture and a true embodiment of American independence these girls embody American stereotypes in one high energy show that is perfect for 4th July celebrations.
Uncle Sam Stilt Walker
Dressed head to toe in the iconic American flag, our Uncle Sam stilt walker makes every event feel patriotic as he roams around events interacting with every single person and spreading the joy. An act that not only entertains guests but who adds to the overall impact of the celebration is essential for every 4th July event. As Uncle Sam is the embodiment of the American government and the United States in general, it’d be rude not to invite him to your 4th July celebration.
American Candy Girls
Roaming around your event, these American candy girls offer a unique event service as they mix and mingle with guests, hand out food and charm crowds with their vibrant all American flag costumes. Perfect for all large-scale events that want to offer a fun service to their guests as well as emphasising the theme of the day.
Happy 4th July!
Whether you are looking for the best city to watch an incredible firework display in or you are planning on creating a 4th July event so big that it will rival the likes of Macy’s 4th July show or the National Mall Independence Day Celebration. This article has provided a round up of some of the best 4th July events in addition to entertainment ideas on how to create your own.
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