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best places to watch 4th of july fireworks
Catch a big, bright display this Independence Day. 
text by: Daise Bedolla
text by Daise Bedolla

ALABAMA:
Fairhope's Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks , July 4 at 9PM
Henry George Park
398 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532
 
CALIFORNIA:
Big Bay Boom!, July 4 at 9PM
View from several locations in San Diego including: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village/South Embarcadero, Coronado Ferry Landing (PDF of Viewing Locations)
 
Lights on the Lake Fireworks - July 4 9:45 PM
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Viewing locations include: the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II, Nevada Beach, Timber Cove Marina, Bijou Community Park, the Tallac Historic Site, Edgewood-Tahoe, and Lakeview Commons
 
Pier 39 Fourth of July, July 4 at 9:30PM
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Americafest at the Rose Bowl, July 4 at 9PM
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
 
CONNECTICUT:
2014 Westport P.A.L. Fireworks Show, July 3 at 9PM (Rain date is July 7)
Compo Beach
60 Compo Beach Road, Westport, CT 06880
 
DELAWARE:
Fourth of July Fireworks and Liberty Day, July 4 at 9PM (Rain date is July 5)
University of Delaware athletic complex on South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19177
 
GEORGIA:
4th of July on the River, July 4 at 9:20PM
Rousakis Plaza
Historic River Street
Savannah, GA 31401
 
HAWAII:
Thirteenth Annual 4th of July Airshow Above Kailua Bay, July 4 at 8:00PM
Kailua Beach Park
526 Kawailoa Road
Kailua, HI 96734
 
ILLINOIS:
Navy Pier Fireworks, July 4 at 9:30PM
Best viewing from Dock Stage
600 E Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
 
MINNESOTA:
July 4th Fireworks Celebration, July 4 at 10PM (July 5 is Rain date)
Aquila Park
3110 Xylon Ave S
St Louis Park, MN 55426
 
NEW YORK:
38th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, July 4 at 9PM
Brooklyn Bridge
New York, NY
 
PENNSYLVANIA:
Philly 4th of July Jam & Fireworks, July 4 from 7 to 11PM
Benjamin Franklin Parkway - 20th Street to Eakins Oval
Fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA 19130
 
Celebrate America” Fireworks & Fountain Show, July 4 at 9:15PM
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square, PA 19348
 
TENNESSEE:
Music City's July 4th: Let Freedom Sing, July 4 9:30PM
100 1st Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
 
TEXAS:
Addison Kaboom Town 2014, July 3 at 9:30PM
Fireworks launched from an area north of Belt Line Road and west of Addison Road
Watching party at Addison Circle Park
Addison, TX 75001
 
WASHINGTON D.C.:
National Mall Independence Day Celebration,  July 4 from 9:10 to 9:27PM
Reflecting Pool
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW
Washington, DC 20024
 
WYOMING:
Independence Day in Cheyenne, July 4 at dusk
Frontier Park
Carey & 8th Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001 
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