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Top Cities to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fireworks Over New York City

It's nearly Independence Day! Cities around America light up over the Fourth of July with dazzling fireworks displays, and many add their own unique touch to the celebrations. VroomVroomVroom has put together a list of some of the best cities to celebrate the Fourth of July across the country.

New York

Sunset over Manhatten

The Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display makes New York an unforgettable place to celebrate Independence Day. Watch the East River light up as the massive pyrotechnic display kicks off. A great place to watch the biggest fireworks display in the country is from the Brooklyn Bridge Park.


For country fans, what better place is there to celebrate the Fourth of July than Music City? This year you can catch some great live music from artists such as Chris Young. If you're travelling with kids, Nashville also provides a number of great activities such as climbing walls and water slides.

St Louis

The biggest birthday party in America has come around again, and St Louis is the perfect place to celebrate it. The free event offers live music concerts, fun activities for kids, market stalls and food vendors all culminating in the fireworks display.

Washington D.C.

United States Capitol Building

Why not make your Fourth of July party even more special by celebrating it in the nation's capital? Watch the annual Independence Day Parade, and catch a free concert near the Capitol building. For sports fans, the Washington Nationals play at Nationals Park each year to mark the occasion. 

San Francisco 

For anybody in California, the fireworks display over the Bay Area in San Francisco is a must-see. There will be plenty to keep you entertained the entire day with live music events and various activities at popular spots around the city in areas like Fisherman's Wharf.


If you're in the northwest on the Fourth of July, head into Seattle to see the big Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks display, With live entertainment, competitions and no shortage of food stalls, Seattle is a great place to spend the day.


Philadelphia Main Building

The Esplanade is the place to be this Independence Day for the city's staple Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. See the annual military jet flyover and listen to live music from performers such as Andy Grammar and Melissa Etheridge.


The City of Brotherly Love is a particularly special place to celebrate the Fourth of July, the city where independence was born. Philadelphia's Wawa Welcome America party will turn the streets red, white and blue with days of fun activities and fireworks.


Rated among the best cities to spend the Fourth of July, there is plenty to celebrate in Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park is a great place to take part in the festivities through the day and watch the firework display. Also take part in the Peachtree Road Race, the largest of its kind in America.

New Orleans

For a great fireworks display in Louisiana take a trip into New Orleans to listen to live music and enjoy a fabulous fireworks display over the Mississippi River. For an extra special experience watch the fireworks from on board one of the famous steamboats.