Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 4th Celebrations

When people think of New Year's Eve, they often mention Time's Square in NYC.  But, what comes to your mind when hearing "4th of July?" Here are some fun celebrations hosted across our country.  What are your traditions? Leave a comment below!

NYC: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks (the same Macy's that hosts the Thanksgiving Day Parade) holds the country's largest display.

Washington D.C.: Viewing fireworks along the National Mall as they are shot off from the Reflecting Pool makes for a very patriotic July 4th!

Chicago: This city (and the ones surrounding it) have fireworks, music festivals, hot air balloon rides as well as lake cruises!

Dallas: Besides firework displays around the city (sporting titles such as "Lone Stars and Stripes"), there's also Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic at Billy Bob's.

San Francisco: Fireworks over the SF Bay can be seen from famous Fisherman's Wharf, and high vantage points throughout the Bay Area allows one to see multiple cities' displays on a clear evening.

Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, holds a historic July 4th celebration with a salute to the 13 original colonies, music and the firing of muskets and cannons!

Colonial Independence Day Celebration in Williamsburg, VA.
(Note: All photographs adapted from Google Images.)


  1. Independence Day in Mexico is Cinco del Mayo!

  2. Bastille Day is July 14 and it's France's independence day. Two similarities are the feasting and the fireworks!!! Mexico has Cinco del Mayo on May 5.