Fourth of July Celebrations Across the United States

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June 30, 2017

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Combine RV travel and July Fourth — it’s a great Independence Day mix.

Haven’t decided where to celebrate the Fourth of July? Consult this list of popular Independence Day events across the United States for great places to see fireworks and more. Check out the best places to travel for the whole month of July, and Find a Campground for your stay.

Add your own Fourth of July recommendations in the comments section at the bottom of the article.


• July 4th Pyro Fireworks Celebration,  July 4, Sacramento. Held at CalExpo, the state fairgrounds, this event combines celebrates the Holiday with red, white and blue flair.


• Teton Valley Balloon Rally, JuIy 1–4, Driggs. Hot air balloons fill the sky and Independence Day-themed festivities take place on the ground.


Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, July 3–4, Boston. Attend concerts and enjoy local cuisine leading up to a fireworks display over the Charles River.


• Spectacular 4th of July Fireworks at Dusk, July 4, Virginia City. Watch jaw-dropping pyrotechnical displays as the sun sets.

New York

• Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, July 4, Coney Island, New York. Bring your appetite to this world-famous food-consumption

North Dakota

• Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration, July 2–4, Mandan. The largest regular-season rodeo in North Dakota attracts top cowboys and cowgirls.


• Pepsi, 4th of July Spectacular, JuIy 4, Portland. See fireworks light up the sky over Oaks Park.


• July 4th: Festival, Concert and Fireworks, July 4, Philadelphia. A huge fireworks display explodes over the Museum of Art.

South Dakota

• Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration, July 4, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Celebrate the nation’s birthday under the gaze of four iconic


• July 4th Celebration, July 4, Nashville. A family-friendly day of free concerts in Music City to celebrate American independence.


• America’s Freedom Festival, July 1, Provo. A concert and festival celebrating the core values of the United States.


• Stars and Stripes Explosion, July 4, Virginia Beach. Enjoy a professionally coordinated fireworks explosion in one of our nation’s first states.


• Seafair Summer Fourth, JuIy 4, Seattle. Watch as fireworks light up the city.

Washington, D.C.

National Mall Fourth of July Celebration, July 4. Celebrate Independence Day with parades, music and fireworks over the Washington monument.


• Cody Stampede Rodeo, July 1–4. The rodeo capital of the world hosts a big weekend of cowboy competition.

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