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New York: Macy's of Thanksgiving Day Parade fame also puts on a pretty darn good 4th of July Fireworks show. Click through the gallery for more festive photos:

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Washington, D.C.: Fireworks explode over the National Mall in the nation's capital.

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Granbury, Texas: Patriotism comes riding in every July 4 in Granbury's Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Granbury is a little under 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Face painting is just one element of the fun you'll have at the Wawa Welcome America festivities in the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

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Boston, Massachusetts: Fireworks and memorable music -- that's what you get with the Boston Pops' annual event.

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Coney Island, New York: Hot diggity dog! It's Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn. We're sure you'll "relish" the event.

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Atlanta, Georgia: Tens of thousands show their athletic skills and love of country each July 4 in Atlanta at the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Although many people view Memorial Day as the American holiday that unofficially kicks off summer, it could be argued that the Fourth of July is summer’s biggest, best holiday.

Gatherings often involve hot dogs and hamburgers and ice cream, not to mention those colorful explosions in the sky, otherwise known as fireworks.

While small towns and counties throughout the USA celebrate the country’s birthday with these light-up-the-sky displays, there are a number of stand-out events in destinations around the country.

Check out these big July 4 events sure to please the fireworks fan, parade seeker and eating-contest enthusiast.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

2018 marks the 42nd year of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. More than three million spectators across three of New York City’s boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens – will watch the spectacle, which takes place over the city’s East River. But that’s just a quarter of the number of people who’ll be watching the display from their televisions.

Kelly Clarkson is scheduled sing “God Bless America” in honor of the song’s 100th anniversary, and this year viewers can expect to see neon pinwheels, swirling water fountains, ghosting fans and pulsing hearts.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, New York, New York

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Fireworks explode over the National Mall in the nation's capital.

Big and Loud: This is how Washington’s National Mall Fireworks are described on the National Park Service’s website. Snagging a spot on the coveted steps of the Lincoln Memorial won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

Still, there are plenty of viewing areas in and around the D.C. area on July 4 – try one of the city’s rooftop bars or catch them from across the river in Arlington – if you’d prefer to avoid the massive crowds sure to be gathered in the National Mall area.

There will be music, too. On the West Lawn of the US Capitol, enjoy “A Capitol Fourth,” a live concert co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Symphony Orchestra. Host John Stamos will be joined by Jimmy Buffet, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Luke Combs, CeCe Winans and many other musical acts. It will be broadcast live on PBS from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET.

Washington, D.C., 4th of July Celebration, Washington, D.C.

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Presented by the Granbury Chamber of Commerce in this Texas town, about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the 4th of July celebration is a two-day affair. You can bet this means there’s a lot more than just fireworks on the agenda.

CEO Mike Scott says they’re expecting somewhere around 50,000 people to attend the events, but he noted that the parade alone draws a crowd upward of 20,000 folks. Those are impressive numbers for a town with a population of less than 10,000.

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The celebration takes place in the historic townhouse square. Purchase a beer from one of the bars on the square’s perimeter (open containers are OK here), before grabbing a bite from one of the many popular food vendors. From turkey legs to fruit kabobs drizzled in chocolate to classic Filipino dishes, the food scene is a draw in and of itself.

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Granbury, Texas

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Wawa Welcome America July 4th Fireworks

Boasting 50 free events in celebration of America’s birthday, Philadelphia’s 4th of July celebration doesn’t mess around.

Museum lovers will appreciate the pay-what-you-wish admission to some of the city’s most popular museums, and attractions such as the National Museum of American Jewish History, and music lovers won’t want to miss a second of the (free!) outdoor concerts.

The main events are, of course, the fireworks displays – and, yes, that is displays, plural. Catch the first show over the Delaware River waterfront and the second above the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This year’s second show is said to have “all-new special effects.”

Wawa Welcome America July 4th Fireworks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

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Fireworks and the Boston Pops -- what a combo!

Each year on July 4, the famed Boston Pops Orchestra puts on a patriotic music and fireworks show that sets the standard for the United States. This beloved event is free, and gates open three hours before the show.

If you’re a fan of singer and dancer Rita Moreno, then this year should be a special treat. The “West Side Story” star is making a special appearance, along with the Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddons, Natalie Cortez and Rachel Platten.

If you can’t make the July 4 show or just want to attend something less packed, there’s a concert minus the fireworks on July 3.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Boston, Massachusetts

The Hot Dog Eating Contest

Last year’s winners of Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, men’s champion Joey Chestnut and women’s champion Miki Sudo, ate 72 and 41 hot dogs, respectively. It was Chesnut’s 10th Mustard Belt; will this year make it 11?

If you can’t physically get yourself to the corner of Surf Avenue and Stillwell in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, you can still watch the eating competition by tuning into ESPN for its live coverage of this determinedly patriotic event.

Legend has it that in 1916 four friends made a friendly wager on which of them was the most patriotic. They decided the winner would be the man who consumed the most hot dogs. Today, it lives on and is an Independence Day highlight for eating contest spectators and wannabe contestants.

The Hot Dog Eating Contest, Brooklyn, New York

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AJC Peachtree Road Race

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The AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia.

Looking to jump start this most patriotic of holidays with a heart-rate boost? First run in 1970 with a total of 110 finishers, the AJC Road Race – a 10K – has grown exponentially. The finish-line swag may contribute to the race’s popularity; Jay Holder, director of marketing for the Atlanta Track Club, says that the shirt is indeed “noteworthy.”

Every year, hundreds of local artists submit their designs, and the public chooses from the top five contenders.

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“The winning design is a closely guarded secret only revealed on race day when the first runners cross.” It’s an exciting event for both runners and spectators and may help justify any lack of restraint demonstrated at any post-race barbecue you’ll be attending. Hey, it takes energy to cheer from the sidelines.

AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta, Georgia

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Washington, DC: The nation's capital goes all out for Independence Day. In 2019, a Capitol Fourth concert featuring John Stamos, Carole King, Yolanda Adams and National Symphony Orchestra will precede one of the country's largest firework displays. Click through the gallery for more places with great shows:

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Addison, Texas: This Texan town of about 16,000 takes its fireworks seriously. The aptly named Kaboom Town! show happens on Wednesday, July 3. Be sure to arrive earlier in order to catch the 7:15 p.m. air show.

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Boston: The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is another July Fourth heavy-hitter. Queen Latifah and Arlo Guthrie are among the concert headliners for 2019, followed by a military fighter jet flyover. The crowning glory is the nearly half-hour fireworks spectacle accompanied by the Boston Pops Orchestra.

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San Diego: San Diego's Big Bay Boom is heralded as the largest fireworks show in Southern California. Four barges ensure that you'll get stellar views from Shelter Island all the way to Embarcadero Marina Park South. It starts 9 p.m. local time.

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Disney World: The Walt Disney World Resorts are also a perennial favorite for their over-the-top Fourth of July fireworks. Stake out a spot for the bucket-list Magic Kingdom show on July 3 and 4.

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Philadelphia: Where better to celebrate America's independence than its birthplace? And Philadelphia keeps the party going for a week and has three fireworks shows.

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Nashville: Country music fans can enjoy the best of both worlds on July Fourth. Where else can you watch 36,000 pounds of fireworks explode after listening to music favorites?

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Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe actually offers numerous firework shows for the holiday, including four in North Lake Tahoe. While all are crowd-pleasing, the 25-minute Lights on the Lake in South Lake Tahoe is the real show-stopper. Join a cruise for the best unencumbered views.

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If you can’t make these big events, here’s a tiny sampling of other fantastic celebrations all around the US of A:

– Anchorage, Alaska: The biggest city in Last Frontier has lots and lots of sunlight this time of year to make the most of the holiday. Start with a pancake breakfast to fuel a full day that ends with fireworks scheduled around 11 p.m. (Yes, it takes that long to get dark).

– San Diego, California: Fireworks are shot off from four barges at the annual Big Bay Boom show with accompanying music broadcast on radio.

– St. Augustine, Florida: They’re celebrating at the historic Castillo de San Marcos with a live concert of big band and patriotic music followed by fireworks.

– Boise, Idaho: They’re putting on a fireworks show in the capital city. There’s also a river float – complete with shuttle pick-up service after you’ve drifted your way downstream.

– Grand Rapids, Michigan: If you miss your chance on Wednesday to celebrate, the Amway Family Fireworks show in Grand Rapids is scheduled for Saturday, July 7.

– Minneapolis, Minnesota: They’ve got a full day of activities planned in Minnesota’s largest city, including historic recreations at Fort Snellling and a parade and celebration in Tangletown. Top places to view fireworks include the Stone Arch Bridge, Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) and Gold Medal Park.

– Tupelo, Mississippi: The South knows how to make and eat a good meal, so it’s natural to hold an “All-America City Family Picnic in the Park” in Tupelo. And with stomachs full of food and hearts full of national pride, the evening is capped off with fireworks.

– Tulsa, Oklahoma: They’ll be gathering at Veterans Park, River West Festival Park and along the Arkansas River on July 4 for Freedom Fest 2018. Before the fireworks are shot off from the 21st Street Bridge, people can enjoy live music, laser tag, a zip line and even an ax throwing contest!

– Roanoke, Virginia: This mountain valley city has a beautiful backdrop for its annual fireworks show alongside the Roanoke River. And enjoy patriotic music, food trucks and bouncy castles! Rain date is July 5.

CNN’s Forrest Brown contributed to this article.


Where is the biggest 4th of July celebration? ›

Here are the largest July 4 celebrations taking place around the country. Macy's 46th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks – New York, N.Y. The nation's largest July 4 celebration, the Macy's sponsored fireworks display draws more than 3 million visitors each year.

How many fireworks displays take place across America on July 4th? ›

These days, estimates from the American Pyrotechnics Association say that more than 14,000 fireworks display glitter in America's night sky on Independence Day.

What is the largest fireworks show in the world? ›

The L'International des Feux Loto-Québec is the largest fireworks competition in the world, held every July. Pyrotechnic companies from all over show off their best fireworks all choreographed to pumping music.

What is the biggest firework show in the US? ›

New York City. The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to fireworks, the event features performances by A-list artists.

What do people do on 4th of July? ›

American citizens celebrate America's birthday with festivals, parades, fireworks, barbecues, sparklers, and other festive activities.

Where is the best place to spend 4th July? ›

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Overall RankCityTotal Score
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2Los Angeles, CA73.19
3Washington, DC72.66
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What state sets off the most fireworks? ›

1. Missouri. Missouri comes in with a bang as the state that shoots off the most fireworks in the U.S. The state imports more than 42 million fireworks each, which means there are enough fireworks for each person to shoot off roughly 7.

Which states spend the most on fireworks? ›

Missouri spent more on fireworks than any other state

Missouri, with a population of just over 6 million people, spends the most per capita on fireworks at $13.36 per person.

What city has the largest 4th of July parade? ›

Washington DC. It should not come as a surprise that our country's capitol throws one of the biggest and best Fourth of July parades. The National Independence Day Parade is a parade like no other. It follows along Constitution Avenue and passes some of Washington's most iconic monuments.

What color firework is the most expensive? ›

The color blue has been the Holy Grail for pyrotechnics experts since fireworks were invented more than a millennium ago. It's by far the hardest color to produce. But why?

What is the most expensive fireworks display? ›

1. Abu Dhabi, $20 million — In 2009, Abu Dhabi broke the record of the most expensive fireworks with their display costing a massive $20 million USD and lasted 55 minutes. Despite the high cost, it does not hold the record for size. The show was in celebration of the UAE's 37th National Day.

What is the US capital of fireworks? ›

Two nationally recognized companies are credited with making New Castle, PA the “Fireworks Capital of America” – Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotecnico both got their start in the mid 1800′s in Lawrence County (which was once the largest producer of fireworks in the world.)

Who buys the most fireworks in the USA? ›

Missouri leads the US with Kansas close behind, data show. When it comes to buying fireworks, Missouri soars higher than any state and it's not even close, data show. Missouri imported more than $51 million in fireworks last year, according to U.S. trade census data analyzed by Value Penguin.

Where are the most fireworks sold in the US? ›

Missouri spent more on fireworks than any other state

The Missouri Department of Public Safety issues around 1,500 permits to manufacturers and distributors of fireworks each year. People 14 year of age or older are able to buy fireworks in Missouri without a parent.

What are three facts about the 4th of July? ›

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  • The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped 13 times every July 4th in honor of the original 13 colonies. ...
  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826. ...
  • Calvin Coolidge is the only president that was born on the 4th of July.
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Did you know facts about 4th of July? ›

Three U.S. presidents have died on the 4th of July.

James Monroe, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all died on the patriotic day. (Adams and Jefferson passed in 1826, and Monroe passed five years later in 1831.)

What do most Americans eat on 4th of July? ›

Over 74 million Americans are planning to grill out for the 4th of July. Burgers (85%), steak (80%), hot dogs (79%), chicken (73%) are the most popular foods for the grill. Every 4th of July, 150 million hot dogs are consumed in the U.S.

What is the most popular food Americans eat on the 4th of July? ›


Arguably the most famous 4th of July food tradition is the all-American barbecue, which brings many American families and friends together around a grill. In fact, more than 74 million Americans will plan to barbecue for this holiday.

What is the oldest 4th of July celebration in America? ›

Bristol Fourth of July Parade, or Bristol Fourth of July Celebration (officially known as the Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade), founded in 1785, is a nationally known Fourth of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. The parade is part of the oldest Independence Day celebration in the United States of America.

How is the 4th of July most commonly celebrated in the USA? ›

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

What is the best travel day for July 4th? ›

To avoid traffic, your best bet is to travel on Thursday before 7 a.m. or after 8 p.m., when the roads have cleared up a bit, AAA spokesperson Ellen Edmonds said. It's also safer to travel on Sunday and Monday, days when many travelers are at their destinations and in the thick of their holiday plans.

What are the best travel times for Fourth of July? ›

Avoid Heavy Traffic

The best travel time to avoid congested roads and heavy traffic around the Fourth of July is either on July 2 or alternatively on July 4 in the early morning. Avoid July 3 if possible.

Which US states don't allow fireworks? ›

There's only one state that completely bans all consumer fireworks, and that's Massachusetts. However, they do permit fireworks displays put on by professionals, so you can still catch a show for the 4th of July. Now that you know what's legal where, test your smarts with this 4th of July trivia.

Where is the largest firework store in America? ›

THE WORLD'S LARGEST fireworks store is in Hannibal, MO and is 126k sf.

What country spends the most money on fireworks? ›

Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Fireworks during 2021. In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Fireworks were China ($891M), France ($63.1M), Germany ($15.4M), Czechia ($11.9M), and Israel ($8.56M).

Who consumes the most fireworks? ›

“While Missouri uses the most fireworks, it's safe to say it's not the only state that loves shooting off some big boomers,” states the article. Last year alone, the U.S. spent roughly $319 million to import fireworks.

Where do most illegal fireworks come from? ›

When it comes to consumer fireworks that are not considered safe and sane in California, "A very high percentage comes from Nevada because that's the closest source for somebody to travel out of state and illegally smuggle them into California," he said.

Where are the most fireworks in the world? ›

The largest straight-line firework display is 22,240 and was achieved by Sheikh Zayed Festival and Ministry of Presidential Affairs (both UAE), in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 1 January 2022.

What is the longest running 4th of July celebration? ›

Pekin Fourth of July Parade. Most towns have some kind of celebration on the Fourth of July, but only the town of Pekin in southern Indiana can boast that it has the longest continually running celebration in the country. Can you guess when it first started celebrating Independence Day?

What is the shortest 4th of July parade? ›

The World's Shortest Parade takes place every year on the 4th of July in Aptos. The parade travels for approximately half a mile. It starts near the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center and ends near the Bayview Hotel with a party at Aptos Village County Park afterwards.

What color Cannot be a firework? ›

This is especially true for blue, which is by far the hardest color to produce. Although pyrotechnics can produce a blue flame using copper, it's easily destroyed in high temperatures.

How much does it cost Macy's to put on the fireworks? ›

What's Macy's Fireworks' budget? Macy's is sponsoring the 4th of July fireworks with an estimated budget of more than $100,000.

What is the hardest firework to make? ›

Blue fireworks are made using copper salts and are the hardest to produce pyrotechnically speaking due to a balance of heat and chemicals involved being harder to achieve.

What state has the biggest firework show? ›

1. New York, New York: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Now in its 43rd year, the nation's largest fireworks display lights up the night over the East River.

What is the biggest firework show in 2023? ›

Abu Dhabi joined Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah in hosting a world record-breaking firework display to usher in 2023, reports WAM. Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Festival welcomed more than one million visitors to Al Wathba to bring in the New Year with a firework display and drone show that broke four Guinness World Records.

What is the most used firework? ›

Peony. The most common type of firework, the peony shell is characterized by a spherical break of colored stars that burn without generating a trail of sparks, or tail effect.

What is the largest firework a civilian can buy? ›

These massive 5” canister shells provide the largest, loudest, highest and most colorful breaks available today!

What is the most expensive cracker in the world? ›

No, it's not gold-plated, but it is one of the few surviving food artifacts from the Titanic. And this week at auction, a collector from Greece purchased the Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker for the hefty sum of $23,000.

What is the largest civilian firework? ›

The biggest shell available in 1.4G consumer class fireworks is a 3 inch shell. These shells are pre-loaded in the mortar tube and are usually sold as single shot tubes or in 9 shot racks. Three inch shells produce huge bursts that are nearly as impressive as some professional display fireworks.

What state invented fireworks? ›

Many historians believe that fireworks originally were developed in the second century B.C. in ancient Liuyang, China.

Who makes the most fireworks country? ›

"Ninety-nine percent of the backyard consumer fireworks come directly from China," said Julie Heckman, executive director of the American Pyrotechnics Association. "And about 70 percent of the professional display fireworks are manufactured in China."

Why aren t fireworks made in usa? ›

"The simple answer is cost," Rogers tells me. The USA cannot even come close to making fireworks as cheaply as the Chinese can make them. "Fireworks, for the most part, are hand-made products. Very little of the production is mechanical," Rogers says.

What are the loudest fireworks in the US? ›

The Wolf Pack® firecrackers are the loudest available by law.

Who is the largest firework producer in the world? ›

Fireworks were originally invented in China. China remains the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.
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What is the biggest firework brand? ›

Zambelli Fireworks is one of the largest fireworks companies in the world with a history dating back to 1893 and puts on 1600+ Fireworks shows a year. With that size come many benefits: Highly-trained professionals dedicated to their jobs and strictly adhering to a Safety First policy.

What is the largest fireworks show in the US? ›

New York City. The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to fireworks, the event features performances by A-list artists.

What is the largest legal firework in the US? ›

Q: What is the largest legal firework you can buy? A:The maximum amount of powder allowed in a single item is 500 Grams and this is usually a multi shot repeater. Typically a 500 gram multi shot repeater with a smaller number of shots will shoot higher and have larger bursts.

How much money does the average person spend on fireworks? ›

Most states average less than $3 per person per year spent on fireworks. However, a few spend significantly more, as you can see on the map above: Residents in the states shaded dark blue all spend amounts ranging from $3.50 to nearly $7 a person.

Why is it called July 4th? ›

Independence Day, also called Fourth of July or July 4th, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood. It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

Why is 4 July very famous in the history of America? ›

Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies' separation from Great Britain.

What is the 4th of July for dummies? ›

Also called the Fourth of July, Independence Day marks the historic date in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. The written declaration stated that the American colonies were tired of being ruled by Great Britain. They wanted to become their own country.

What is a fun fact about July? ›

July was named after the famous Roman general Julius Caesar by the Roman senate as it was the month he was born in. Julius Caesar was a successful military general and statesman who changed the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

What are some fun facts about Independence Day? ›

  • The average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina. ...
  • Only two signers of the Declaration of Independence later served as President of the United States. ...
  • Many Founding Fathers did not sign the Declaration of Independence until August 2.
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What do fireworks symbolize? ›

Thought to be invented by the Chinese 2,000 years ago, fireworks have been a tradition of America's Fourth of July celebrations since the country's inception, with the founding fathers themselves seeing fireworks fit to mark the birth of their nation.

What is interesting about July 4th 1776? ›

Although it is widely believed that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, Only John Hancock and Charles Thompson signed it on July 4. The rest of the 56 delegates from 13 colonies actually signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776, to make it official.

What is the history of July 4th celebrations? ›

On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from Great Britain, an event that eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, U.S. citizens celebrate this historic event.

Where is traffic the heaviest on the 4th of July? ›

About 2.7 million Southern Californians are expected to travel by car this Independence Day, according to AAA.
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What is the busiest day to travel for Fourth of July? ›

While not as busy as week 1, those weeks are also very hectic due to the peak summertime. The busiest travel day, according to the Travel Association, in July (and August) is Friday, followed by Saturday and Sunday.

Which city has best Fourth of July fireworks? ›

  • 1: Macy's Annual 4th July Fireworks, New York. ...
  • 2: National Mall Independence Day Celebration, Washington D.C. ...
  • 3: Boston Pops Fireworks Display, Massachusetts. ...
  • 4: Addison Kaboom Town, Texas. ...
  • 5: Atlantic City 4th July Fireworks, New Jersey. ...
  • 6: Lake Tahoe: Lights on the Lake, California.
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What are the top 10 worst traffic cities in the United States? ›

  • Chicago. Hours lost per driver: 155. Cost per driver: $2,618. ...
  • Boston. Hours lost per driver: 134. ...
  • New York City. Hours lost per driver: 117. ...
  • Toronto. Hours lost per driver: 118. ...
  • Philadelphia. Hours lost per driver: 114. ...
  • Miami. Hours lost per driver: 105. ...
  • Los Angeles. Hours lost per driver: 95. ...
  • San Francisco. Hours lost per driver: 97.
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What state got the worst traffic? ›

A new study finds Maryland has the worst traffic congestion in the country.
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  • Cost to own and maintain a car.
  • Traffic congestion and road conditions.
  • Safety.
  • Access to purchase and maintain a car.
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What's the least busiest day to drive? ›

If you are looking for the best day to drive long-distance, Sunday is the day that tends to have the least amount of traffic on the roads. However, Tuesdays have the least amount of crashes according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Where are people traveling for 4th of July? ›

Best California Destinations to See 4th of July Fireworks
  • San Diego. San Diego's "Big Bay Boom" fireworks display bills itself as the largest event in the Western U.S. and is not to be missed. ...
  • Lake Tahoe. ...
  • San Jose.

Do a lot of people fly on Fourth of July? ›

An estimated 47.9 million Americans are expected to travel for Independence Day this year, according to AAA. This Fourth of July is expected to be the second-busiest for travel since 2000, with 47.9 million Americans taking trips, according to AAA. Here's what to know before you head to the airport or hit the highways.

What state pops the most fireworks? ›

1. Missouri. Missouri comes in with a bang as the state that shoots off the most fireworks in the U.S. The state imports more than 42 million fireworks each, which means there are enough fireworks for each person to shoot off roughly 7.

Where is the firework capital of the US? ›

Two nationally recognized companies are credited with making New Castle, PA the “Fireworks Capital of America” – Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotecnico both got their start in the mid 1800′s in Lawrence County (which was once the largest producer of fireworks in the world.)

Do natives celebrate 4th of July? ›

Native American groups celebrate their own holidays and hold ceremonies. Some Native Americans see the Fourth of July as a chance to hold ceremonies to celebrate their own traditions. According to the National Museum of the American Indian, a disproportionate number of tribal gatherings take place on July 4.

What is July 4th called in the US? ›

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.


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