4th of July in the USA: where to see fireworks in Los Angeles, New York, Houston

4th of July in the USA: where to see fireworks in Los Angeles, New York, Houston

Fireworks are part of the traditional celebrations of the United States on July 4, when the Independence Day of that country is celebrated.

This tradition, that of making a light show with fireworks, came to the United States from the 18th century, in a celebration of 1777, a year after independence was declared. That year, a celebration in Philadelphia included 13 fireworks in the Commons honoring the 13 colonies.

And in the late 19th century, Italian migrants, settling in the United States, brought fireworks to the country. The United States now consumes fireworks in massive quantities in honor of the holiday, importing more than 428 million pounds of consumer and display brand fireworks in 2021, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association.

For 2022, the festivities are already being prepared with shows so you can enjoy the fireworks in public places. Here are some fireworks shows scheduled for the 4th of July.

4th of July in Los Angeles

For this date, the city of Los Angeles has several shows for Independence Day. There will be events from 10 a.m. to night, ending with a light show in the sky.

These are the places you can go this July 4th:

Evento: Bob Blumenfields 4th of July Extravaganza
Dirección: 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Evento: Hanson Dam 4th of July Drone Festival
Lugar: 11658 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Grand Park
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles.

Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles.

Beach Club
14730 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica.

Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades.

Port of Los Angeles – Cabrillo Beach
3800 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood.

Read here other places where there will be professional fireworks and authorized by the Los Angeles firefighters.

New York

Macy’s Annual Fireworks Show will be July 4 at 9:25 p.m.

This year there will be observation areas along the East River between 23rd and 41st streets, east of the city, along the FDR Drive in Manhattan.

In Queens there will be viewing areas at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

And in Brooklyn there will be official viewing areas at Transmitter State Park in Greenpoint, and at Bushwick Inlet Park and Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Williamsburg.


After two years of a “reinvented celebration” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Freedom Over Texas event returns to full capacity with a six-hour celebration at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston parks in Houston, Texas.

The event will kick off at 4 pm on the 4th of July and will feature an extensive lineup of entertainment featuring different local artists. After the live performances there will be fireworks.

Tickets for this event are $10.

Another event will be the Independence Day Spectacular

This public city event will feature live musical performances and a fireworks display starting at 10:30 pm local time.

Lugar: City Centre, 800 Town and Country Blvd.

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