Happy birthday, America! You don’t look a day over 225.
On this glorious Independence Day, Americans from sea to shining sea will crack open a cold one (granted they are of age), get their barbecues ready, and light up some sparklers.
While people all around the country know how to celebrate, these cities really know what they are doing.
New York City, Manhattan and Brooklyn
The Big Apple has a lot of activities happening on the Fourth—it is the city that never sleeps after all—but the can’t miss event is the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. Every year Macy’s has a firework spectacular over the East River. New Yorkers will watch as 60,000 fireworks burst into the air in a brilliant symbol of patriotism.
Our nation’s capitol definitely knows how to celebrate the United States’ birthday. Start your day off with the National Independence Day Parade, followed by a Washington Nationals game (it is America’s pastime after all), and finish the most ’Merica day ever with a free concert and fireworks show at the Capitol building.
If you’re looking for a good party, head to Miami. This year America’s Birthday Bash will return for the largest celebration in South Florida. Live music, food, fireworks—what more could anyone ask for on Independence Day?
Alamo City has some of the largest Fourth of July festivities in the state. From fun runs to mechanical bull rides, San Antonians will have the most patriotic day. There will also be carnival food and games as well as the big fireworks display.
In Seattle, you can visit the Woodland Park Zoo’s new baby giraffe—who doesn’t love baby animals? Then head to the annual Bellevue Family Fourth event. There will be family friendly games, lots of food and of course a fireworks show.
In one of the largest celebrations in Southern California, Huntington Beach residents head to Main Street for a day filled with American pride. The day starts with a big parade and finishes with an incredible firework show over the pier. The best part? You never have to leave the beach.