Where to celebrate Fourth of July

Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 0

In celebration of US’ Independence, Fourth of July will be brimming with myriad events from coast-to-coast for all to join in.

From beachfront fireworks, barbecues and concerts to parades and games, these summertime festivities allow visitors to experience the best neighborhoods and cities.


Columbia’s Glorious 4th of July Celebration, Tuolumne, California

Located in the heart of California’s Mother Lode, Columbia State Historic Park is a living gold rush town. There’s no better way to spend the 4th than partaking in authentic American traditions such as needle in the haystack, egg relay, greased pole contest and a five-way tug-o-war. The day begins with a Flag Raising and Black Powder Musket Salute by the Columbia Militia. www.visittuolumne.com

Independence Day in Naples, Florida’s Paradise Coast

Naples will come alive on the 4 July with a commemorative parade and beachside fireworks display. The community is known for its sandy white beaches, small-town feel and exclusive shopping streets, which will be decorated with festival paraphernalia. The palm-lined roads will guide visitors down to the famed beaches and iconic Naples Pier come evening, where a spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky.

Rooftop drinks and a movie in West Hollywood, California

West Hollywood’s chic rooftop bar at E.P & L.P collaborates with Melrose Rooftop Theatre, and will be screening Independence Day on the 4 July this year. As part of their alfresco screening series, a ticket for a three-course dinner and film, or screening only, can be purchased to enjoy the classic. www.visitwesthollywood.com

Fireworks and festivals in Greater Palm Springs, California

Celebrate across Greater Palm Springs with multiple free events this Fourth of July. Head to Civic Centre Park for the annual Independence Day event in the Coachella Valley. The Amphitheatre will be the center of the evening with favorite Southern California act, Swing Cats Big Band with the Swing Kittens, as well as music synchronised fireworks. www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

Family festivities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

There are numerous Independence Day celebrations set to take place across Pittsburgh this July, but a family favourite is the Fourth of July firework display at the city’s iconic Point State Park. From 4 pm, the park will host family-friendly activities including face painting and games, with live music and dancing throughout the evening. It culminates with a breathtaking firework display above the Pittsburgh skyline. www.visitpittsburgh.com

Big Bay Boom in San Diego, California

San Diego’s Big Bay Boom is the largest fireworks show in California. Taking place at 9 pm on 4 July, fireworks are simultaneously let off from four barges around San Diego Bay, transforming the night sky into a dazzling display of colour and light. Visitors can make the experience extra special on-board the USS Midway Museum, where the best seats in the house are on its flight deck. www.sandiego.org

Beach festivities in Santa Barbara, California

The City of Santa Barbara’s traditional Fourth of July beachfront celebration will be back this year. Visitors will be able to enjoy festivities at the Santa Barbara waterfront along West Beach on Independence Day for an afternoon and evening of food, music, fireworks, and fun. www.visitcalifornia.com

Fourth on the Field at Sutter Health Park, Sacramento, California

One of the most popular ways to spend Independence Day is the Fourth on the Field at Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento. Celebrate 4 July at the famed ballpark and witness a performance by Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. The evening will end with a unique fireworks display choreographed to the live orchestra. www.visitsacramento.com

Independence Day BBQ, Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite Mariposa, California

This Fourth of July visitors can enjoy a classic Tenaya Lodge barbecue featuring live entertainment allowing guests to dance, as well as enjoy delicious barbecue favorites. Classic menu items include tri-tip, chicken, burgers, salads, corn on the cob, apple cobbler, s’mores and more.  www.yosemite.com

Star-Spangled Symphony & 4 July Block Party, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Celebrate Independence Day in style in Colorado Springs this year. This Fourth of July, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation will present Star-Spangled Symphony & 4 July Block Party, a free concert located at the Pikes Peak Centre in downtown Colorado Springs. www.colorado.com

Amazon Seafair Summer Fourth, Seattle

With numerous experiences spread across one lake, Fourth of July in Seattle is a celebration to remember. At the north end of Lake Union, Gas Works Park offers a fun-filled family festival with numerous interactive activities. The sound stage will see music performances throughout the day and will continue through the night with an added glow-in-the-dark dance party. At the south end of the lake, Lake Union Park provides the best seating in the house. Expect amazing views teamed with a live DJ set and a great selection of food and cocktails. www.visitseattle.org 

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