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The fun on the historic New Orleans riverfront at the Go 4th on the River event begins during the afternoon of July 4 when the General Roy S. Kelley fireboat sprays its special red, white and blue fountains and continues through the evening when a brilliant fireworks show takes over the night sky. Accompanied by a passionately patriotic soundtrack, the pyrotechnics fill the horizon over the Mississippi River with a myriad of dazzling colors.

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Each year on July 4, Lights on the Lake presents one of the most breathtaking fireworks performances in the nation, a display that is considered a “Top 5” event by The American Pyrotechnics Association. After a day that features a parade in South Lake Tahoe, lots of water-based recreation and revelry, the fireworks explode in the night sky above the lake for a breathtaking end to the Fourth of July.

Naturally, Music City’s Independence Day bash would involve some great music, and Let Freedom Sing! never disappoints on that front. This year’s edition will feature Brad Paisley, The War And Treaty, Langhorne Slim, Tiera Kennedy and Ben Rector as opening acts to one of the biggest fireworks shows in the nation, which will be synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony.

The Cornhusker State’s official “Fourth of July City” proves that bigger cities aren’t always better when it comes to big-time Fourth of July fun. This cherished annual celebration dates back to 1868 and features a grand parade, car show, craft show, live music and dozens more special events alongside plenty of Midwest charm. Each and every July 4, the celebration is capped with a dazzling fireworks display.

The City of Brotherly Love will once again welcome visitors from all over the nation (and world) eager to celebrate the Fourth of July in the city where America declared its independence. The city’s flagship event is the Wawa Welcome America Festival, which will begin with a Celebration of Freedom Ceremony, continue with concerts from Demi Lovato and Ludacris, and finish with a spectacular fireworks show over the city.

The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration is home to one of the biggest Independence Day fireworks displays west of the Mississippi River and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the patriotic fun that goes down here on July 4. The day starts with Riverfest—an event featuring live music and family fun—then ends with over 18,000 shells being shot into the night sky over the banks of the Snake River in a display choreographed to moving music meant to honor America’s Founding Fathers, veterans and service members.

There’s nothing like seeing fireworks against a backdrop of the one-of-a-kind NYC skyline and each year the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks leaves rooftop revelers in the Big Apple breathless. In addition to the pyrotechnics, there will be music from Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Brett Young, Ja Rule and many more during a broadcast hosted by Zuri Hall.

The Seafair Summer Fourth will once again bring a breathtaking fireworks show to the skies over Lake Union in Seattle. The natural setting creates a unique amphitheater effect, serving to enhance all the sights & sounds of the fireworks. While you’re waiting for the fireworks to start, the festival provides fun by way of beer gardens, live music and family entertainment.

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