We’ve all heard of New York City’s Macy’s 4th of July fireworks or Washington, DC’s Independence Day extravaganza on the National Mall. But this Friday, celebrations will ring out all across the country in cities big and small. Here are the top 5 places to watch firework celebrations that give big cities a run for their money!
1. Saratoga, New York
This small town boasts an impressive history. In 1777, the Americans won the decisive Battles of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War. Besides a parade, Saratoga’s Fourth of July celebration isn’t complete without BBQ, face painting, carousel rides, car shows, fireworks (of course), and a live reenactment of 18th century America.
2. Independence, California
With a name like that, it’s no wonder this town made it to this list. Don’t let this town’s small population of less than a 1,000 fool you. When July 4th comes around, the entire town comes together to host its celebration, complete with fireworks, parades, a pancake breakfast, a 4K run, an arts and craft show, and a BBQ. Oh, and lots of pies and ice cream.
3. Allegan, Michigan
The town of Allegan does things a little differently, particularly by beginning its July 4th celebration on July 3rd with its “July 3 Jubilee.” Hosted along the Kalamazoo River, the celebrations include musical performances, inflatable ativities, pony rides, free shows, and, of course, fireworks.
4. Maplewood, New Jersey
The circus is in town! The town of Maplewood really knows how to throw a unique celebration. Yes, it has parades and fireworks, but what really makes this town so special is that it hosts The Zerbini Family CIrcus. Complete with acrobatic and trapeze acts, clown shows, and even elephant performances, the circus is there for all to enjoy.
5. New Castle, Pennsylvania
Dubbed the “The Fireworks Capital of America,” this 8 square mile town is home to some of the largest fireworks companies in America. While many of the town’s fireworks end up all around the country, New Castle hosts its own Fourth of July celebration, complete with an artists market that features an art competition, food carts, street vendors, and tours of the historic North Hills.
Do you think your town deserves a spot on the list? Take a photo this Friday of your favorite 4th of July activity and share it with us on insta by tagging @goennounce with #FunOnthe4th- we may even REGRAM you!
Also, we’ve curated an awesome 4th of July Pinterest Board with some DIY – food, decor, and fashion fun just for you!