4th of July: East Coast Style

America turns 236! These are the top five cities the East Coast and places you can celebrate!

Fireworks, family time, barbeques, patriotic love and discount shopping, this holiday have it all by exploring some of the best Fourth of July celebrations. Whether you are still looking to make plans for next week, next year, or simply satisfy your curious mind, discover how these five cities in the east coast commemorate the independence of this wonderful country.

Interested in West-Coast celebrations? Don’t worry! Check out 4th of July: West Coast Style.


Boston HarborFest

This one offers a full weekend of fun. Starting June 28th daily concerts and activities for children and adults, including an opening ceremony proper of the independence year, a “chowderfest,” concerts and of course the welcoming of the warships in the Boston Pier!

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

One of the nation’s most popular festivities. It consists of Boston Pops concerts along the Charles River on both Boston and Cambridge sides. The third of July you can enjoy nighttime concerts, while the Fourth of July the show includes a concert plus the majestic fireworks!


National Independence Day Parade

The parade of all parades; this very true patriotic event includes marching bands, celebrities, huge balloons, national dignitaries and much more! www.july4thparade.com

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon

Have a fun-filled Fourth of July with General & Mrs. Washington! The celebration at their Estate includes ice cream and cake for the little ones, daytime fireworks and wartime reenactments.

A Capitol Fourth

A free concert hosted by Tom Bergeron and filled with musical guests, such as Kool and The Gang, Matthew Broderick and Megan Hilty. After enjoy the nation’s premier firework show watched by millions of Americans on PBS.


Fire on the Fourth of July

This town always brings on the heat. Head over to 8th St. and Ocean Dr. to catch the free concerts and fireworks, bring your own beach chairs and bathing suits of course!

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park – Downtown Miami

The park will be open all day with activities for children, and for the adults in the crowd there are plenty of drinks and food. It’s the perfect place to watch the impressive fireworks at night.

New York City

Freedom Fest 2012

Enjoy the best view of the world’s biggest firework show, The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks at Pier 81 in NYC, accompanied by a BBQ and drinks for purchase.

NYC 4th of July Firework Cruise

Not up for crazy crowds? Hop on this dinner cruise along the Hudson for breathtakingly close views of the fireworks spectacle.


Navy Pier 4th of July Fireworks

This beautiful location offers amazing views of the festive fireworks from the Ferris wheel, the pier itself or you can go in one of three dinner cruises as well!

53rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration – Chicago History Museum

For a matinee celebration visit this location and experience a reading of the declaration of independence, a kid’s costume parade, musical performances and even a political guest speaker.