If loving fireworks is wrong, we don’t want to be right. And since many of us are itching to double down our party power this year, we took a moment to round up some of the best places in the country to watch the sparks fly.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, so it’s no surprise that Houston boasts the country’s largest land-based fireworks show at the annual “Freedom Over Texas” celebration.
It doesn’t get much better than watching the fireworks launched against the backdrop of the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital.
The “Let Freedom Sing” spectacle attracts the largest Independence Day crowd in the South, and this year promises to be its biggest display yet—fully choreographed to a live performance by the Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony.
Saint Louis is home to one of the most iconic 4th of July extravaganzas in the country under the Gateway Arch. The day starts with a four-mile run and ends with majestic fireworks on three barges positioned on the Mississippi River blasting off 3,000 shells.
The roar of the fireworks is said to be “felt in your bones” as they shoot into the sky from below—so they appear at eye level—over this small mountain town.
It’s the country’s largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River over the Brooklyn Bridge. This year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be its biggest yet, with A-List performances that include Coldplay and Reba McEntire.
Happy Birthday, America.