Published On: Jul 01 2012 08:02:39 PM CDTUpdated On: Jul 02 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT
The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest and best fireworks celebrations across the U.S. Here are the 10 most searched cities on Yahoo! this year for Fourth of July fireworks.
No. 10: San Diego (July 4)
While the city offers several fireworks shows to choose from, the biggest and best is The Big Bay Boom. The show is the biggest in the country, with fireworks being shot off from several barges placed around the San Diego Bay.
No. 9: New Orleans (July 4)
New Orleans sure knows how to throw a party and -- aside from Mardi Gras -- there's no Big Easy party quite like Go 4th on the River. The festival's one-of-a-kind fireworks show features dueling barges shooting off fireworks along the New Orleans riverfront in front of 150,000 to 200,000 spectators.
No. 8: Lake Tahoe (July 4)
The Lights on the Lake fireworks display above the alpine lake along the California-Nevada border is nothing short of spectacular. Fireworks are shot from a barge on the water and can been from almost anywhere on the lake. You can watch the show from the shore or even venture out onto the water yourself.
No. 7: Atlantic City (July 3-4)
The Do Atlantic City Fireworks Spectacular show has two parts, making it one of the longest in the country. The first 15-minute show along the beach and boardwalk on July 3 is followed by another 15-minute display over the city's Marina District on July 4.
No. 6: Chicago (July 4)
Besides the spectacular fireworks show at Navy Pier, which can also be seen from Grant Park or aboard a cruise on Lake Michigan, Chicago will also offer an additional Fourth of July treat this year with the Grateful Dead performing their last shows ever at Soldier Field on July 3-5.
No. 5: Nashville (July 4)
In 2014, the Let Freedom Sing! celebration boasted a 30-minute show that shot off more than 30,000 shells representing more than 16,000 pounds of fireworks. This year the festival is claiming to be going even bigger to become the biggest Fourth of July display in America. Let Freedom Sing! also features a variety of concerts in Riverfront Park, including a performance by country star Martina McBride this year.
No. 4: New York City (July 4)
The annual Macy's Firework Spectacular firework show over the Hudson River regularly attracts around 2 million people. The 26-minute show, which sets off approximately 75,000 pounds of fireworks, provides vantage points scattered all over the West Side and New Jersey. This year the celebration also includes performances from singers like Kelly Clarkson and Flo Rida.
No. 3: Philadelphia (July 4)
The birthplace of America knows how to do the Fourth of July right. The Fourth of July Jam offers the "Largest Free Concert in America" along Benjamin Franklin Parkway followed by an explosive fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This year's concert features The Roots and special guests including Miguel and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland.
No. 2: Addison, Texas (July 3)
Kaboom Town, Addison's 30-minute fireworks show, can be seen from anywhere in city and is a three-decade old tradition that attracts more than 400,000 viewers. Featuring more than 1,500 pounds of fireworks, it is the largest display in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The celebration also a includes an air show featuring Cavanaugh Flight Museum's vintage WWII Warbirds.
No. 1: Washington, D.C. (July 4)
A Capitol Fourth features a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra and several guest performers on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol followed by one of the nation's largest and most visually-impressive fireworks displays, lighting up the sky over the National Mall and the Washington Monument.