Families Celebrate July 4th Fireworks in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.

Posted on Jul 1, 2014

Happy Birthday America! Bring the family and celebrate America’s Independence and enjoy time in each city. Discover New York and Beyond is the perfect resource for traveling with children.


Boston’s Fourth of July includes the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with a few added extras including howitzer cannons, fireworks and church bells over the Charles River.


Celebrate America’s Birthday in America’s Birthplace: Philadelphia! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts the “Largest Free Concert” in the country on July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long. It all leads up to the incredible Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

New York:

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are back over the East River starting at 9:30 PM. The Independence Day spectacle boasts more than 40,000 eye-popping explosives. Free viewing spots include the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Promenade and the South Street Seaport.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! The National Mall, with Washington DC’s monuments and the U. S. Capitol in the background, forms a beautiful and patriotic backdrop to America’s Independence Day celebrations. This is an all-day event in the nation’s capital, beginning with a parade along Constitution Avenue and ending with a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument.

If you are traveling with children this summer, contact a Discover New York and Beyond Destination Specialist to create a custom itinerary to meet your budget and goals.

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