Where to see Fireworks in the Northeast on the Fourth of July

Where to see Fireworks in the Northeast on the Fourth of July

For as long as Americans remember, we’ve always celebrated the Fourth of July with beautiful firework shows in public and residential areas. But why do we celebrate Independence Day with thousands of small explosions?

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

Before the Declaration of Independence was signed, John Adams envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities. In a letter to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, he wrote that the occasion should be commemorated “with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” The first Independence Day fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777. By 1783 a large variety of fireworks were available to the public.

Here are some of the best firework displays in the Northeast to enjoy this year.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts:

Place: Falmouth Heights Beach

Time: Dusk

Place: Lewis Bay

Time: Dusk

Place: MacMillan Wharf
Time: Dusk

 

Pennsylvania:

Place: Kennett Square

Time: Dusk

Place: Pittsburgh

Time: Dusk

Place: East Campus of Penn State University in State College

Time: Dusk

Place: Dorney Park in Allentown

Time: Dusk

Place: Harrisburg
Time: Dusk

 

New Jersey Shore:

Place: Atlantic City Beach
First show at 9:00 PM at the Borgata in the Marina District.

Second show on the boardwalk at the Tropicana at 10:00 PM.

Place: Cape May

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Place: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant

Time: Dusk

Place: Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: On the beach of Pine Ave in Wildwood
Time: 10:00 p.m.

 

Delaware:

Place: Dover

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Bethany Beach

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Dewey Beach Bayside

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Place:  University of Delaware Athletic Complex
Time: Dusk

 

Ocean City, Maryland:

Place: Division Street Beach

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Northside Park

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Inner Harbor in Baltimore
Time: Dusk

 

Williamsburg Virginia:

Place: Bush Gardens

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Colonial Williamsburg
Time: 9:15 p.m.

 

Outer Banks, North Carolina:

Place: Historic Corolla Park – Whalehead Club

Time: 12: 00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Nags Head Fishing Pier

Time: 9:25 p.m.

Place: Manteo Waterfront
Time: Dusk

 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:

Place: Barefood Landing

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Cherry Grove Pier

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Surfside Beach Pier

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Place: Broadway at the Beach

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Place: Second Avenue Pier

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Place: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Time: 10:00 p.m.

 

Washington, DC:

Places to View: U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, East Potomac Park, Rooftop Bars in Washington DC, Rooftop of the W Hotel (tickets required), anywhere along the National Mall between 14th Street and the Capitol
Launch Location: The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument.
Time: Dusk

 

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