America's Best 4th of July Fireworks Displays

June 27, 2016 at 11:15:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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Flashes of red, white, and blue fill the skies every July, when cities from coast to coast pull out all the stops to celebrate our nation’s independence with dazzling fireworks displays. Though it might seem like a modern development, the origin of fireworks on the 4th of July actually dates back to 1777, when Philadelphia commemorated the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with a parade, live music, and, you guessed it, fireworks. More than 200 years later, the Independence Day tradition is alive and well, with pyrotechnic shows that get bigger and better every year thanks to awe-inspiring technological advances. From Seattle to Miami, we’re showing you where to see America’s most epic fireworks this year.—Zachary Laks

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