Here are Woman True’s top picks for the 2015 July 4th holiday for the hottest fireworks displays in the country! Every city is proud of their fireworks show and rightly so, but there are some that really do it big time.  If you have the luck OF being in one of the following cities, be sure to check the pyrotechnic extravaganzas that will be firing off on the 4th.

(Video clips from previous years have been included so you can get a peek at what all the hub bub is about!)

2015 Ultimate Fireworks Across the Nation

 

BOSTON, MA

Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Where

The event takes place along the Charles River, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade between the Longfellow and Massachusetts Avenue Bridges, on both the Boston and Cambridge sides of the river.

Time

10:30pm -11:00pm

Activities

Concert begins at 8:30pm.  Finale of music by the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra and fireworks over the Charles River to the 1812 Overture.

More Information

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CHICAGO, IL

Navy Pier Fireworks

Where

600 E Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL Cross Street Streeter Drive

Fireworks Start

9:30-10pm

Activities

Variety of foods and activities.

More Information

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MIAMI, FLORIDA

City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Where

8th Street and Ocean Drive

Fireworks Start

9:00pm

Activities

Music cranks up at 7:00pm.  Tons of bBeach festivities will be underway.

More Information

Call the Miami Beach Tourism Center at (305) 673-7400

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza

Where

Two barges floating on the Mississippi.  Pick a spot for viewing anywhere along the Mississippi river front.  Best viewing spots on the French Quarter side from Woldenberg Park between the Governor Nicholls Street Wharf and Spanish Plaza, next to the Canal Street Ferry landing.

Fireworks Start

9:00 pm

Activities

Many scheduled attractions throughout the day.  Go to — for more information.

More information

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NEW YORK CITY

Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular

Where

Fireworks will be launched from  four barges down the east river situated between 23rd and 37th streets in midtown and from one double-barge situated right below the Brooklyn Bridge.  Fireworks can be viewed from anywhere in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn with a view of the sky above the East River.

Here are the official designated viewing areas.

Time

9:20pm

Activities

Variety of activities will be going on in surrounding areas.  America’s most spectacular party will take place from two locations on the East River in midtown and within the South Street Seaport district.  You can watch televised event hosted by Tamron Hall on NBC at 8pm.  It will include performances by Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida and Meghan Trainor.  Note, the public will not have access the the filming of the televised event.

More information

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PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

Party on the Parkway

Where

Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval.

Fireworks Start

10:30pm (after concert)

Activities

Delicious food, live entertainment, interactive fun and much more.   The “Largest Free Concert in America,” with performances from The Roots, Miguel, Jennifer Nettles and more special guests.

More information

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SAN DIEGO, CA

Big Bay Boom

Where

Fireworks will be set off from four barges off of Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing.  Here is a map of the unofficial best viewing areas created by San Diego Beaches and Adventures.

Time of Fireworks

9:00pm

Activities

Variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment.  East Plaza Gazebo is where you can view free outdoor concert from 1pm – 4pm.  Facepainting and a host of other fun family-centered activities will be available.

More information

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WASHINGTON, DC

National Mall Fireworks

Where

National Mall.  Fireworks will be launched from the historic Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

When

9:09 p.m. EDST. Duration is 17 1/2 minutes. See Things to Do for other events going on throughout the day.

Activities

Smithsonian Folklife Festival between 3rd and 4th Street NW from 11a-5:30p.  Interpreters in Period Dress 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th  2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Interpreters in period dress can be found at the Jefferson Memorial ready to share tons of information about our nation and also to sign the Declaration of Independence.   US Air Force Max Impact Band at the Sylvan Theater (Washington Monument Grounds)  from 6:00pm-9:09pm.   A Capitol Fourth Concert scheduled from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. on the U.S. Capitol west lawn.

More Information

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WILLIAMSBURGH, VA

Fourth of July Fireworks

Where

Williamsburgh, VA Main Street

Fireworks Start

9:15pm

Activities

Throughout the day, there will be family-oriented activities.  Concert by The Fifes and Drums, a live auction, free viewing of movie musical 1776, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more.  There’s also a Colonial Faire for the kids but there is a cost for admittance.

More Information

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Do you have any fireworks shows that you think should have made it to the list?  Tell us below and maybe they’ll make it to next year’s cut!

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