The Best July 4th Fireworks on the East Coast

July 4th

What’s America’s favorite thing to do on July 4th? Aside from the backyard barbecue, it’s watching fireworks on the Fourth! If you’re looking for some of the country’s best displays, check out these holiday events in the eastern U.S.A.

New York, New York

NYC’s famous Macy’s 4th of July display (it began in 1958) features fireworks set off from barges on the East River. Along with the fireworks, this event has famous faces and a star-studded line-up of performers.

Boston, Massachusetts

The iconic Boston Pops plays the backdrop to this July 4th celebration. Fireworks are set off over the Charles River and broadcast on national TV.

Miami, Florida

With a festival held at the North Shore Park prior to the display, Miami’s fireworks are perfect to watch beach-side.

Washington, D.C.

Held on the National Mall, the capitol’s events feature a fun Fourth day followed by fireworks.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A free concert at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is followed by fireworks for all. The Philly POPS concludes the night (during the fireworks display).

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Set off over Jetties Beach, the Independence Day display is a perfect summer getaway activity.

Atlanta, Georgia

Visit Centennial Olympic Park and Turner Field for holiday festivities and fireworks!