in Cities Across The U.S.
Independence Day is around the corner, and with that in mind, here's a handy list of the big fireworks displays on the Fourth in cities across the U.S. this year:
New York City: More than 40,000 fireworks will illuminate the skies over the Hudson River, in a televised show put on by Macy's starting around 8 p.m.
Boston: The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which is celebrating an annual free concert at the DCR Hatch Shell in Beacon Hill. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks go off at 9:30.
Washington, D.C.: Visible from locations across D.C. and parts of northern Virginia, the fireworks will be launched from the Reflecting Pool area of the National Mall at 9:17 p.m.
Philadelphia: The Grand Finale Fireworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art caps off a day of patriotic parties and concerts citywide.
Chicago: Based at tourist hot spot Navy Pier, there are several times to see a show. Catch the sights over Lake Michigan July 3 and July 4 at 9:30 p.m. as well as July 6 at 10:15 p.m. Downtown gets pretty packed: it's popular to head a bit farther south or up to the suburb of Evanston to get a lakefront experience.
Dallas area- Addison, Texas: The perfectly named Kaboom Town show is big by even Texas standards. The suburb outside of Dallas hosts the show that kicks off around 9:30 p.m. and is said by locals not to be missed.
Nashville: At The Lawn at Riverfront Park, the show of more than 25,000 fireworks is set to the live music of the Nashville Symphony at 9:50 p.m.
Lake Tahoe: The Lights on the Lake Fireworks display is touted as the show you can see all across town, but residents will tell you that it's best to find a friend with a boat and take in the show on the water with a festive cocktail in hand. The show will begin at 9:30 p.m.
San Francisco: The show over the Bay takes place in front of Pier 39 at 9:30 p.m. Event organizers say other good places to catch the show are from Coit Tower, the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square.
Seattle: The annual Lake Union 4th of July fireworks, which has been held over more than 60 years, will start at 10:15 p.m. at Gas Works Park in the Wallingford neighborhood. For boaters, the south end of Lake Union will be open for the public to anchor in.