Jul 5, 2012

20 Amazing Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Across America

 

All across America people celebrated Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July. In the United States it’s a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

The Fourth of July has a strong association with fireworks. All across the country, people gather to witness these awesome displays of pyrotechnics. It’s a beautiful sight and one that photographers love to capture. Below is a gallery of fireworks displays across the country. I went through about 1500 images this morning on Flickr and these were some of the notable shots.

A simple search of ‘fireworks’ taken on July 4th on Flickr has already produced about 18,000 results. The images below were posted using Flickr’s share button. If you are one of the amazing photographer’s below and would prefer your image not be used, please leave a comment or send a note to admin@twistedsifter.com and it will be removed immediately.

For our American readers, I hope you enjoyed the holiday and were able to see some fireworks! My personal fav is #3, which was a mishap in San Diego Bay where all of the fireworks for a 20 minute show went off all at the same time!

 

 

 

1. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

 

Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Photograph by Ken Pearson on Flickr

 

 

 

2. Macy’s Fireworks, New York City, New York

 

Macys Fireworks July 4th 2012 050

 

 

 

3. San Diego Bay Fireworks, California

 

fourth of july fireworks 2012 san diego bay all going off at once due to error

Photograph via Skape7 on Reddit

 

A glitch caused the fireworks at San Diego’s biggest fireworks show to ignite all at once, botching the Fourth of July pyrotechnic show for hundreds of thousands of spectators. Fox 5 San Diego reported that viewers saw only a massive display of the Big Bay Boom shortly before 9 p.m., just before the show was to begin at the Port of San Diego.
 
U-T San Diego quoted the Coast Guard as saying that a premature ignition occurred on several of the barges carrying the fireworks. Read more about it here

 

 

4. Macy’s Fireworks, New York City

 

Macy's New York Fireworks 2012

 

 

 

5. St. Louis, Missouri

 

Fireworks Fair St. Louis

Photograph by HLEspinosa on Flickr

 

 

 

6.

 

Fireworks

Photograph by skapunk5251 on Flickr

 

 

 

7. Sacramento, California

 

Fireworks

 

 

 

8. Austin Heights, Battle Ground, Washington

 

WA_10387_BG fireworks

 

 

 

9. Melbourne Causeway, Melbourne, Florida

 

Melbourne Fireworks - DSC_1040

 

 

 

10. Blaine Harbor, Washington

 

4th of July Fireworks from Blaine/Canadian Border 2012

 

 

 

11. Seattle, Washington

 

4th of July Fireworks at Harvard Ave E & E Lynn St - Seattle on 2012-07-04 - _DSC5977.NEF

 

 

 

12. Mayc’s Fourth of July Fireworks, New York City

 

Macy's 2012 Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City

 

 

 

13. Milford, Connecticut

 

Milford 4th of July fireworks on the beach-7740

 

 

 

14. Los Angeles, California

 

4th of July Fireworks

 

 

 

15. Palm Coast, Florida

 

Blue Fireworks

 

 

 

16. Sparta, Wisconsin

 

Fireworks - Sparta, WI

 

 

 

17. Houston, Texas

 

Houston Fireworks

Photograph by Ian Adler on Flickr

 

 

 

18. New York City, New York

 

New York July 4 Fireworks

 

 

 

19. Washington D.C.

 

Fireworks Aftermath

Photograph by vtboomamj on Flickr

 

 

 

20. Chicago, Illinois

 

Fireworks from the Balcony

 

 

 

 

 

 

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