Nothing screams ‘Murica more than blowing up sh*t for fun.
In this great land, we don’t do candles for birthdays, we do fireworks. Each year, Americans set out to find the greatest displays on the 4th of July to celebrate our nation’s birth. Families and friends travel for miles just to experience the roar of the night sky as it ignites with the feeling of freedom.
For all of you brave humans that take it upon yourselves to create magic in the sky, keep in mind after a few patriotic Jell-o shots, that could end real badly. When Katy Perry said, “Baby, you’re a firework” she didn’t mean it literally.
To avoid mini catastrophes like your father accidentally throwing a cherry bomb in your baby carriage (mom told me-thanks, dad). Take the safer option. There are some cities around the U.S.A that totally kill it when it comes to lighting up the sky.
Step away from the small TNT pile, pick up your beer, and enjoy the 4th safely in under one of these awesome displays.
1. Macy’s Firework Display, New York, N.Y.
For years Macy’s Fireworks Display has lit up the New York/ New Jersey skyline with ooo’s and ahhh’s. The music, the colors and our own Ms. Lady Liberty with a front row seat. What could get better than that? Oh- they also televise it, so your friend who decided to get white girl wasted can watch it from the comfort of the living room floor.
2. Philadelphia, PA
Let Freedom Ring! The city that is home to our Liberty Bell is also home to some serious fireworks.This year there’s three times to check them out. Friday, July 1, 2016: 9:30 p.m. at Penn’s Landing, Saturday, July 2, 2016: 9:30 p.m. at Penn’s Landing, Monday, July 4, 2016: 10 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For more info: Visitphilly.com
Cheesesteaks, beer and Ben Franklin.
3. Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
This fourth, you will have Georgia on your mind. Centennial Olympic Park celebrates America’s birthday with a breathtaking display of fireworks. Grab your lawn chairs and get comfy. This is how the fourth is suppose to be done. Gates open 6 p.m. July 4th. Fireworks begin around 9:40 p.m.
4. Boston, MA
History lines the streets of Boston, Ma. so when it comes to Independence day, they do it up. Pairing Fireworks with a concert, ‘Boston Pops’ gives Bostonians a big reason to celebrate. Fireworks begin at 10:30 Monday, July 4th after the concert.
5.Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
There is no wind that’s going to slow down Chicago this Fourth of July. Navy Pier knows how to party. This July 4th be sure to get there early to enjoy the 9:30 firework’s display. It’s the perfect place to end your romantic date or family fun day.
6. Washington D.C.
Where better to watch our nation’s birthday party than in our nation’s capital. Washington D.C. The Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the National mall- where ever you end up you will truly be proud to be an American as the city pours with pride and humbleness towards those who gave their lives to protect our freedom.
Firework information: nps.gov
7. Nashville, TN
Country music is America’s heartbeat. If you find yourself in the music capital of the U.S.A this Independence day, Get ready to dance, drink and be amazed by Nashville’s firework display. The streets of the city will be lined with Southern Bells and Cowboys! You won’t be able to contain your smile as the Nashville Orchestra plays to the show.
more Information: visitmusiccity.com
Remember this 4th. Be safe, have fun, make a birthday cake for America, drink responsibly and leave the explosive stuff to the trained professionals.