Most Popular Fourth of July Fireworks Shows of 2014
Happy 238th Birthday, America!
Like Champagne on New Year’s Eve and beer on Super Bowl Sunday, watching fireworks on the Fourth of July is an annual tradition that never gets old. Towns and cities all over the country are celebrating America’s birthday this week with more than 15,000 fireworks displays, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. Brightly colored pyrotechnics going off with loud kabooms into the night sky are always great no matter where you are. But here are Yahoo's Top 10 Fourth of July fireworks destinations — plus a few worthy alternatives.
10. South Lake Tahoe, NV — July 4
The fireworks reflect beautifully off the waters of Lake Tahoe. (Photo: Steve Dunleavy/Flickr)
The same company that puts together Macy’s Fourth of July show in New York City also brings us this well-respected spectacle. South Lake Tahoe’s “Lights on the Lake” usually draws about 100,000 people.
9. Boston — July 4
Music and fireworks go hand in hand at Boston’s Fireworks Spectacular. (Photo: Ethan Bagley/Flickr)
The 41st Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular promises once again to be one of the country’s grandest Independence Day celebrations. TV and Broadway actress Megan Hilty and the Beach Boys are among the many performers at this super-musical event, which of course also includes performances by the legendary Boston Pops. But the loudest “pop” of all will come from the 12,000 fireworks launched during a 21-minute display starting at 10:30 p.m.