4th of July Fireworks 2021—Displays Near Me From California to Texas to Florida

July 4 is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, marking the signing of the Declaration of Independence. As a federal holiday, July 4 and in 2021, July 5 as well, is a day to rest from work and relax with friends and family.

Here we break down the history behind the celebrations and where some of the biggest firework displays are taking place near you.

Fireworks Displays for Independence Day Near You

Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama, is hosting its Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display, which will take place come rain or shine.

The fireworks will start at 9 p.m., with an accompanying soundtrack featuring James Brown and Neil Diamond playing on iHeart local radio stations.

Find out more here.

Alaska

A huge number of events take place in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 4, including a major fireworks display.

The music, craft and food festival begins on July 4 and lasts until July 8. Fireworks take place as the sun sets on the first day of the festival.

The display is preceded by two local baseball games before the fireworks start over Mulcahy Stadium from 11 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Arizona

The Celebrate America 2021 at Lake Pleasant in Phoenix, Arizona, is more than just a fireworks display.

There will be children's entertainment, food trucks and even water slides throughout July 3 until fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Find out more here.

Arkansas

Pops on the River is one of the biggest events of the year in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The family event begins at 3 p.m. before an orchestra and local acts perform.

Fireworks are shot off the Main Bridge from 9:30 p.m.

Find out more information here.

California

In San Diego, California, the Big Bay Boom will see four barges loaded with fireworks.

The display will begin at 9 p.m. and can be seen from various locations over the city.

Organizers are inviting those with boats to sail them for a special view, and those at home can watch it broadcast on their TVs.

Find out more information here.

Colorado

The usual fireworks in Denver, Colorado, will not take place as usual, however there will be a big firework display over Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park.

The park will be open as usual before its closure, after which it will be lit up with the display.

Find out more information here.

Connecticut

The Brass Mill Center in Waterbury, Connecticut, is hosting a day of food and fireworks at the Food Truck & Fireworks Extravaganza.

The fireworks themselves start at around 9 p.m., with the event as a whole beginning just after lunch at 2 p.m.

Find out more here.

Delaware

At Rehoboth Beach in the state of Delaware, fireworks will take place on July 3 close to Rehoboth Avenue.

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File photo of person with sparkler Getty Images

The fireworks will be visible along the beach and will start from 9:30 p.m. after performances beginning on the bandstand at 8 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Florida

The annual celebrations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will have the Beach Boys performing at a show by the seaside.

Fans can get water taxis to the event before the band performs from 7:30 p.m., after which a grand fireworks display will take place.

Find more information about this here.

Georgia

In Atlanta, Georgia, the Fantastic Fourth Celebration takes place over four days, beginning on July 1.

As well as live entertainment and attractions for all the family, there will be a laser show before the fireworks begin.

Find out more information here.

Hawaii

There are two big celebrations taking place on the Big Island, one of which is at the Old Kona Airport Beach Park.

Fireworks start from around 8:30 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Idaho

In the city of Boise, Idaho, fireworks will take place from 10:15 p.m in Ann Morrison Park.

Though there will be no food and drink sold at the event, locals can bring blankets and drinks to watch the show.

Find out more information and rules here.

Illinois

In Chicago, Illinois, the traditional Navy Pier fireworks have been canceled.

However, there will still be a display to enjoy at the local Lions Club's Annual Fourth of July Festival, near Mount Prospect.

Here, fireworks will take place on both June 30 and July 4.

Find out more information here.

Iowa

In West Des Moines, Iowa, annual fireworks events are coming back to town.

The parade will be on July 3 before dusk on July 4, usually around 9:30 p.m., fireworks will be set off from West Des Moines City/School Campus.

Find out more information here and about other events on the holiday here.

Indiana

In downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, a massive fireworks display will begin, launching off of the top of one of the tallest buildings in the area.

The 21-minute display will be accompanied by music aired by local radio stations, kicking off at 10 p.m. on July 4.

Find out more information here.

Kansas

At Kansas City RiverFest, there will be entertainment and food vendors galore, before the fireworks take place.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks will end the night, which comes to its finale at around 10 p.m.

Find out more here.

Kentucky

The annual Louisville, Kentucky, fireworks were canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus, meaning they will be more anticipated this year.

The fireworks take place from 9:45 p.m. and designated viewing sites have been created, with social distancing measures in place.

Find out more information here.

Louisiana

New Orleans celebrates Independence Day with the Uncle Sam Jam, taking place on July 3.

The event ends with a firework display at 9 p.m., after performances from Wilson Phillips at Lafreniere Park.

Find out more information here.

Maine

Portland, Maine, will host its annual Fourth of July celebration once again after it was canceled in 2020.

The fireworks will be set off from 9:15 p.m. on July 4, from Eastern Parade.

Find out about the event here.

Maryland

In Cumberland, Maryland, a 22-minute fireworks show takes place at Lake Kittamaqundi.

The nearby park will be open from 3 p.m. to lay out blankets and make space before the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

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File photo of fireworks. Find firework displays near you for July 4 Getty Images

There is no other entertainment or food, so fireworks fans should bring their own picnics for the event.

Find out more information here.

Massachusetts

The Boston Harborfest takes place across four days, starting on July 1 and ending on Independence Day.

The firework display takes place on July 3 from 9:15 p.m. at Long Wharf in Boston Inner Harbor.

Find out more about the weekend's events here.

Michigan

The Marquette Area fireworks will see the sky lit up with Lake Superior as the backdrop.

The display will be preceded by a food festival from July 3 until the afternoon of July 4, after which it's pyrotechnics galore.

Find out more here.

Minnesota

The 75th annual fireworks celebration is taking place in the St Cloud Area in Minnesota.

The fireworks start at 10 p.m. and can be seen down the Mississippi River, which runs through the city.

Various parks are open for firework fans to get their ideal viewing space.

Find out more about the event here.

Mississippi

In Biloxi, Mississippi, the fireworks will take place from 9 p.m. on July 4.

The fireworks will be shot from a barge near Deer Island, and last for approximately 18 minutes.

Find out more information here.

Missouri

St Louis, Missouri, is celebrating with the 40th Annual Fireworks Spectacular.

Along with food vendors, performances and entertainment, the fireworks will amaze with a record number of 3,000 shells.

The fireworks display also has its own soundtrack thanks to local radio stations and will kick off from 9:40 p.m.

Find out more here.

Montana

In Butte, Montana, celebrates with the Big Bang firework show, which follows a parade taking place throughout the weekend.

The Butte America Foundation is the event host alongside local radio stations, who will be playing music to get locals in the mood for festivities.

Fireworks begin from 10:30 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Nebraska

The Big Band Boom festival in Norfolk, Nebraska, will continue over two days, culminating in a big fireworks display on July 3.

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File photo of fireworks over a barge. Many fireworks taking place over July 4 light up the sky over major rivers and lakes. Getty Images

The fireworks will be broadcast on TV, so fans can watch it all unfold at home.

Find out more information here.

Nevada

The Las Vegas Strip will be alight with not just the casino signs, but fireworks as well.

At 11 p.m. fireworks will be shot from the rooftops of some of the most famous hotels and casinos in the world, including The Venetian, Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood.

Find out more information here.

New Hampshire

In Concord, New Hampshire, the annual fireworks display is back. However, it will be pared back due to the coronavirus.

There will be no food trucks and vendors, but the fireworks will take place at Leary Field from 9 p.m.

New Jersey

Jersey City hosts the Freedom and Fireworks event each year, but in 2021 it will be scaled back due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The two sets of fireworks will launch from the Hudson River, meaning there will be spectacular views for onlookers.

Find out more information here.

New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, will host a number of festivities over the Independence Day holiday, from a balloon fiesta to a state fair.

One of these is a fireworks display, which will take place from 9:15 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park, with doors opening earlier to allow fans to grab their spots.

Find out more information here.

New York

Nothing says July 4 like the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in New York City.

There will be musical performances and famous faces taking to the stage in the city before the fireworks impress those watching both in person at home.

Coverage of the events begins on NBC at 8 p.m.

Find out more information here.

North Carolina

The Sugar Mountain Resort is hosting a huge fireworks display, with mountaintop viewing.

There are chairlifts to take locals up to the mountain, with fireworks taking place from 9:15 p.m.

Find out more information here.

North Dakota

Outside the North Dakota State Capitol, the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra plays their spectacular followed by fireworks.

The orchestra plays from 9 p.m. after support acts open the show from 7:45 p.m., and fireworks round off the show.

This year, the orchestra will play with 76 trombones, so keen brass players can join them by contacting them first via email.

Find out more information here.

Ohio

In Cleveland, Ohio, the Light Up The Lake fireworks display will take place between 8 p.m. and midnight on July 4—whenever the light is perfect for pyrotechnics.

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File photo of people at fireworks display. Getty Images

There are viewing spots all over Downton Cleveland, with the fireworks lighting up the space above Lake Erie.

Find out more here.

Oklahoma

FreedomFest is the place to see big fireworks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will take place from the 21st Street Bridge.

It is expected that 800,000 people will be able to see the fireworks across the city, but for those at home wanting to tune in, it will be broadcast on KTUL Tulsa's News Channel 8.

The fireworks themselves and the live coverage both begin at 10 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Oregon

In St. Helens, Oregon, the Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration takes place on July 4.

Food and drinks will be available as well as fireworks, with all the festivities kicking off at 7 p.m.

Find out more here.

Pennsylvania

At Wawa Welcome America, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 days of events that started on Juneteenth culminate with a massive firework display.

A concert starts at 7 p.m. before the display starts later in the evening over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Find out more information here.

Rhode Island

While a 20-minute firework display might be amazing, Warwick, Rhode Island goes even bigger with a 40-minute display shot from Oakland Beach.

The event starts at 9 p.m. and City Park offers a perfect view of the shoreline.

Find out more information here.

South Carolina

The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, will be open over the weekend, and from 6 p.m. there will be local musicians performing and food trucks.

After this, the fireworks will begin from a barge in the Charleston Harbor from 9:15 p.m., or until the sun has gone completely down.

Find out more information here.

South Dakota

Only an hour from Mount Rushmore is the Fall River fireworks event, which comes as part of a huge Independence Day celebration in the county.

After a running race, parade and a community picnic, fireworks will be let off over the Highway 18 Bypass from 9 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Tennessee

As may be expected in Nashville, Tennessee, famed country singers are taking to the stage for a big show complete with fireworks.

Brad Paisley will be headlining the Let Freedom Sing show, which kicks off at 4 p.m. before he performs in the early evening.

The Nashville Symphony will accompany the fireworks themselves, which will start after Paisley's set, covering the scenic Cumberland River with light.

Find out more information here.

Texas

While the annual Independence Day festival will not be taking place in Houston, Texas, the Shell Freedom Over Texas celebration will take place instead.

There will be a concert from Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen, and a major fireworks display will be visible in open spaces around the downtown area.

It will also be broadcast on ABC13 from 7 p.m.

Find out more information here.

Utah

Salt Lake City's Gateway will be hosting a day of fun for all the family, culminating in fireworks.

There'll be everything from face painting to a karaoke stage available, as well as food before the fireworks start at dusk.

The event finishes at around 10 p.m.

Find out more about this event here

Vermont

The Vermont State Fairground in Rutland, Vermont, will be alight with fireworks on July 4.

The event is free admission and the fireworks will be visible from across the city, so pyrotechnics fans can even enjoy the display from their home.

Find out more here.

Virginia

The Lights of Freedom fireworks take place in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia every year, and 2021 is no different.

The fireworks take place from 9:20 p.m. on Palace Green on July 4, after a whole host of other events have celebrated Independence Day.

Find out more about the events here.

Washington

In Seattle, Washington, fireworks will start at Bellevue Downton Park from 10:05 p.m.

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File photo of a sparkler for Independence Day. Follow our guide to find fireworks displays near you. Getty Images

There is also a livestream of the fireworks available for those who prefer to remain at home.

Find out more information here.

West Virginia

In Alderson, West Virginia, the town celebrates a week-long festival for Independence Day.

The fireworks will take place after a week of entertainment at 10 p.m. on July 3.

Unlike many others, this will be enjoyed drive-thru style, like much of the festival as a whole.

Find out more information here.

Wisconsin

In 2020 the Green Bay's Fire Over The Fox festival was canceled, but it will return for 2021, albeit in a slightly truncated fashion.

There will be live entertainment, food trucks and fireworks from 9:45 p.m., which will also be broadcast live for those at home by WFRV.

Find out more information here.

Wyoming

The small town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, makes a big deal of the July 4 celebrations.

The Grand Teton Music Festival starts at 4 p.m. with a family concert before other acts take to the stage.

Fireworks are visible from Teton Village and Snow King Mountain from 10 p.m.

Find out more information here.

And as for Washington, D.C., the biggest and best fireworks show will take place over the National Mall from 9:20 p.m.

The fireworks will be launched on both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and light up the White House.

All times given are relevant to the timezone of each city and state named.