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







Photograph by skapunk5251 on Flickr




7. Sacramento, California






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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