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4th of July

Where Will You Celebrate The 4th Of July?

Eventcrazy.com has provided this amazing list of 4th of July celebrations.  Where ever you are, we hope you have a fun-filled 4th!

Boston Harborfest

Jul 01, 2015 – Jul 05, 2015

City Hall Plaza Boston, MA02108

Since 1982, the festival includes more than 200 events including walking tours, concerts, July 4th Boston Pops concert and fireworks, revolutionary era historical reenactments, Chowderfest, and much more. Boston’s rich history as a key city in the founding of the United States is celebrated over the holiday period. Also takes place in surrounding areas.
2,500,000 Attendees

America’s Freedom Festival and Stadium of Fire

Jul 04, 2015

Downtown Provo, UT84604

Join us on the 4th of July for the Grand Parade – the largest of its kind in the state of Utah – highlighting freedom through bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons and local and national performers. Entries will be given the unique challenge to promote patriotism among the spectators, through music, displays, dance, and other creative and meaningful expression. The parade will follow the same route that it has in previous years. It begins at 960 N. University Ave. and proceeds south to 100 S. and then turns east to 200 E. From there it turns north to Center St. and then turns east and ends at 900 E. Fireworks show known as Stadium of Fire is held at 8pm at the BYU Lavell Edwards Stadium in front of over 50,000 people.
100,000 Attendees 

Big Bay Boom

Jul 04, 2015

Spanish Landing Park San Diego, CA92071

Since 2000. The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back promising another spectacular display over San DiegoBay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off ShelterIsland, HarborIsland, Embarcadero North, SeaportVillage, Embarcadero South Marina Park, Coronado Ferry Landing and Imperial Beach. Listen to the simulcast on 105.7 The Walrus FM radio. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes. Come to the waterfront to watch the show and the Port of San Diego strongly encourages carpooling or taking the San Diego Trolley. Stay tuned for more information about free shuttle and parking locations.
150,000 Attendees 

July 4th Family Celebration

Jul 04, 2015

Fort Lauderdale Beach Fort Lauderdale, FL33301

Join us for a fabulous 4th as we celebrate Independence of our country. Enjoy music, beach games, contests and to top it all off, a firework show at 9pm. 12:30-4:30, Children’s activities, DJ music, bounce house, face painting, hodog and apple pie eating contests. Live music starts at 4:30, fireworks at 9pm.
100,000 Attendees

Americas Birthday Bash

Jul 04, 2015

Bayfront Park Miami, FL33010

City and community celebration that provides fun and entertainment for the whole family with special children’s activities, live musical entertainment, concessions and a spectacular fireworks show over Biscayne Bay. Pony rides and Petting Zoo 11am-8pm, Free Kids Zone 3pm-7pm, Live music 5pm-8pm and fireworks at 9pm. Something for everyone!
70,000 Attendees

Fourth of July Celebration at the PIER

Jul 04, 2015

Pier 39 San Francisco, CA94133

Grab your stars and stripes and celebrate the 4th of July at PIER 39! Witness the skies burst with red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day! Spend the day rocking out at PIER 39 to the beats of our patriotic entertainment lineup: 2pm: Mobility, The Air Force Band, takes the stage 6pm: Dance to your favorite 80s band, Tainted Love 9:30pm: Look to the sky as The City of San Francisco presents a spectacular fireworks display over San Francisco Bay, followed by a mix of the hottest tracks by DJ Scotty Fox 10pm: Enjoy post-fireworks savings at participating merchants until 11pm 4th of July at PIER 39 is proudly sponsored by Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Crystal Geyser ALPINE SPRING WATER and Telemundo 48.
200,000 Attendees

Red, White and Boom

Jul 03, 2015

Downtown Columbus, OH43215

Since 1981. Featuring a parade, entertainment, sports activities, family fun, food and music. At night come and enjoy the largest fireworks display in Ohio lasting almost a full half hour. The best views will be at BicentennialPark, along Long St., Nationwide Blvd., Washington Blvd. and GenoaPark. Spots will be taken quickly so it will be in your best interest to arrive early.
500,000 Attendees

Fabulous Phoenix Fourth

Jul 04, 2015

Steele Indian School Park Phoenix, AZ85012

Since 1986. The annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th will feature one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest. The free and non-alcoholic family event annually attracts 100,000-plus participants. Included in this year’s event will be two stages featuring local entertainers, a variety of vendors offering festival-style food and beverage, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits and a classic car display. Youth activities, rides and inflatables, and a water spray zone will be part of Kids World.
100,000 Attendees

Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration

Jul 04, 2015

Harborplace Amphitheater Baltimore, MD21202

Since 1980, concerts throughout, an antique vehicle rally, street performers and fireworks over the beautiful InnerHarbor area. The celebratory night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm. The holiday fireworks can be viewed from several locations in downtown and beyond, including Federal Hill, Fell’s Point and Rash Field. Check website for details
100,000 Attendees 

Macy’s Fireworks Celebration

Jul 04, 2015

East River at 23rd Street New York, NY10005

Since 1978, visible from New Jersey as well as New York this is one spectacular display of sights and sounds that celebrates our Nation’s birthday. Takes place along the East River between 23rd and 42nd Street.
1,000,000 Attendees


Jul 04, 2015

River West Festival Park Tulsa, OK74107

Since 1976, Celebrate America’s Independence with your family and friends at Tulsa’s annual July 4th celebration. Tulsa’s much-anticipated FreedomFest includes endless entertainment, a variety of activities and tasty concessions. A Tulsa tradition, FreedomFest is known for featuring one of Oklahoma’s largest free fireworks displays and live music on three entertainment locations along the Arkansas River. Join the crowds at Tulsa’s River Parks and line the banks of the Arkansas River with lawn chairs and picnic baskets and wait for the show start. Arrive early to Tulsa FreedomFest to enjoy inflatables for the kids, face painting, beverage and food vendors, old- fashioned family picnics and a bicycle parade. Past activity epicenters include RiverWestFestivalPark, VeteransPark and Elwood’s Cafe. At nightfall, turn your gaze skyward and be amazed as hundreds of fireworks choreographed to patriotic music are launched from the 21st Street Bridge.
80,000 Attendees

Three Rivers Regatta Fourth of July Fireworks

Jul 04, 2015

Point State Park Pittsburgh, PA15222

Rockets of red glare and just about every other color in the spectrum—along with an assortment of new and innovative shells—will rain down in a frenetic fiery storm at Regatta’s most anticipated and attended event. Once again, this year’s show features the award-winning firing techniques and design talents of New Castle-based Pryotecnico, renowned for its European-style showmanship and launching mechanics.
60,000+ Attendees

National Independence Day Celebration: A Capitol Fourth

Jul 04, 2015

Downtown Washington, DC20599

Independence day parade down Constitution Avenue, free entertainment at the Sylvan Theatre on the WashingtonMonument grounds, National Symphony Orchestra concert and a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall. Takes place on Constitution Avenue, 7th to 17th Streets NW.
500,000 Attendees

Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Midnight Parade

Jul 03, 2015 – Jul 04, 2015

Downtown Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, TN37738

Since 1976. Thousands of lights, a parade and fireworks at this night time event. Bring chairs for the family to sit back and enjoy. As soon as the street is closed, the parade route will come alive with pre-parade entertainers that will begin the excitement of what is to follow. Giant helium balloons will soar through the skyline of downtown Gatlinburg.
80,000+ Attendees

Fourth of July Parade, Concert and Fireworks

Jul 04, 2015

Downtown Philadelphia, PA19121

High-stepping flag wavers and baton twirlers, marching bands, colorful floats and military regiments take part in this exciting parade. A concert is held after dark followed by fireworks. These events cap off the 10 day Welcome America Festival. parade takes place at 11am in historic old city Philadelphia before the festivities on the Parkway.
200,000 Attendees

Fourth of July Parade

Jul 04, 2015

Downtown Bristol, RI02809

Since 1785. Bristol began celebrating Independence Day almost at the year of our nation’s birth. Join in the fun by attending the Fourth of July Parade which will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road.
200,000 Attendees

Central PA 4th Fest

Jul 04, 2015

Right behind Beaver Stadium State College, PA16803

An annual Fourth of July Festival with lots of entertainment for all ages, music, storytelling, children activities and crafts including a parade in the afternoon. There are plenty of food vendors throughout the day and the best is saved for last. A fantastic display of fireworks choreographed and perfectly synchronized to music. Parade of Heroes takes place at 2pm through downtown State College. Firecracker 4K kicks off the day at 9am. Concert at 7:30pm (ticket purchase required) Fireoworks general admission is free with parking fee.
200,000 Attendees

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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