4th of July is significant in United States' Calendar because it marks the anniversary of US Independence. It was on July 4, 1776, that members of the Second Continental Congress, adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.
Following its adoption, patriots erupted in cheers and celebrations. In 1941, Congress declared July 4 a federal holiday. Over time, various other summertime activities also came to be associated with the Fourth of July, including fireworks, historical pageants, picnics, baseball games, barbecues, parades, trips to the beach and live music.
So what to expect on the 4th of July 2017! You do not have to dish out a lot of money for that. Here are the list of things you can look forward to on 4th of July this year.
If you want to exhibit the best and the biggest event, then do not venture anywhere else other than the capital Of United States. Every one can take the privilege to enjoy the big A Capitol fourth show which will be covered live starting from 8pm with live music, ending with the firework finale.
The event takes place on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington and is free of charge.
Fireworks by Grucci will again be an event to look forward to in downtown Springfield on Wednesday. The event is organized by Spirit of Springfield and is sponsored by Mass Mutual Financial Group. The festivities are scheduled to begin in Springfield at Riverfront Park’s Festival Field at 7:30 pm, where Dan Kane’s Rising Stars will perform a patriotic program, with more than 100 youngsters. The sky will be painted with the hues of different colors and designs from the fireworks, including the Grucci Grand Illumination spelling out U.S.A
You don’t have to move far away from the capital to enjoy this festivity. Philadelphia celebrates the independence day starting from 25th June and continuing till July. You can expect live performances, there will be historical presentations, topped with food events. Activities also include Taste of Philadelphia, Independence day Parade and last but not the least, fireworks again.
Florida is a place you should look forward to if you want to spend a superb Independence day. All the four Disney Theme park treats the guests and visitors cordially to a special independence day in this off season.
Live entertainment and the family friendly parades offer the special attraction. The finale of firework is an enjoyable sight that only Walt Disney can conjure up.
A good breakfast, parade, fireworks, well, if you get the whole bunch in a single venue, how about it? You can celebrate 4th of July in downtown Bar Harbor with all these as the place arranges for Blue berry pancakes, live music, sea food, parades and fireworks display. You can spend the week end after or before fourth or an entire week taking the pleasure of the beach.
Right from parades and concerts to games and fireworks, a large number of events are scheduled to take place on the 4th of July in Washington D.C. Given below is a list of events that you may explore on July 4, 2017.
Washington D.C.'s Independence Day Parade is a patriotic celebration of the birthday of America. It's known for the marching bands, military & specialty units, floats and the presence of VIPs. In 2017, the parade will start at 11:45 a.m. from Constitution Avenue and proceed to 7th to 17th Sts. You can get the best view of the parade from the National Mall where public access starts from 10:00a.m.
Fireworks observed from the National Mall:
You can explore 4th of July fireworks from the National Mall. The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is the venue where these fireworks are actually set off at around 9:15 p.m.
New York witnesses a variety of events on the occasion of the 4th of July. Of all the celebrations, the colorful fireworks display organized by the Macy's deserves special mention. This is, in fact, the world's largest fireworks display. On July 4, 2017, the Macy's fireworks over the East River will begin at around 9: 20 p.m. Also, the Jersey City and Statue of Liberty fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. All the three fireworks displays would last for 30 minutes.
One of the exciting 4th of July celebrations is the Springfield Parade held at the Springfield Center in New York. Celebrating 102 years of America’s independence, the 102nd Annual Springfield 4th of July Parade will start at 11:00 a.m., and include a concert, Brook's Chicken BBQ, the 5th Annual 4th of July Quilt Show, games & activities for families. This event is the 2nd oldest of its kind in the U.S.
Another interesting event that occurs on the 4th of July is the spectacular fireworks display at the Lakefront Park in Cooperstown. There are also music events organized by the Cooperstown Community Band. On 4th of July 2017, you can explore similar celebrations and have a great day.
The July 4th celebrations that'll be held across the state of California in 2017 are listed below.
The San Francisco Bay Area organizes a number of activities and events like picnics, concerts, and fireworks to celebrate this special occasion. The annual fireworks display held at the waterfront is one of the most exciting 4th of July celebrations. You can explore the show this year. It'll start at 9.30p.m. This show actually includes twin fireworks. One of them is launched from the Municipal Pier and the other from a barge located to the north of Pier 39. You'll get the best view of these fireworks from the Aquatic Park, Ghirardelli Square, and waterfront areas at Fisherman's Wharf..
Los Angeles has a host of celebrations lined up for the 4th of July 2017. The AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena is one such event that draws a huge crowd. This year, the stadium will be hosting the 90th annual AmericaFest which will include one of the largest fireworks show in Southern California. Aside from the spectacular display of fireworks, there'll be music and food to add to your celebrations. On July 4, 2017, the stadium's parking lots will open at 9:00 a.m. whereas the food court will open at 2:00 p.m. The fireworks show, produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza will start at 9:00 p.m.
One of the most popular 4th of July celebrations in Los Angeles can be seen in the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood Bowl is the largest amphitheater in America. There's a series of summer concerts which usually starts in late June and runs through mid September. On July 4, there's a special fireworks show as well. An interesting event in Los Angeles is the Palisades Americanism Parade held at the Sunset Boulevard located in Pacific Palisades. It starts from 2:00 p.m. The theme for this year's Palisades Americanism Parade is Independence Day-The Palisades Way! Additionally, the 2017 PARADE Grand Marshal would be Honorary Mayor Kevin Nealon.
Another event that occurs in Los Angeles on the 4th of July is the U.S. military exhibit in San Pedro. Other than the armed forces, the U.S. coast guards, the Los Angeles Fire Department officials, and the Washington Artillery Reenactment Group deliver performances. There are live music performances and tours of a Navy frigate as well, followed by scintillating fireworks. In 2017, similar events will be held. The events are likely to start at noon and end at around 10.00 p.m. The venue for the event is Cabrillo Beach, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro. Entry to the venue is free of cost.
One of the best 4th of July celebrations in this state is held by the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. A concert in the sky is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. at the Magic Kingdom. On July 4, 2017, there'll be parades, fireworks, and music events which will help you enjoy the day to the fullest. There'll be a street party as well.
A special old-fashioned picnic will be organized at the Barnacle Historic State Park in Miami on the 4th of July, 2017. The picnic will be held between 11:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. Events scheduled to take place during the picnic include Hatha Yoga by Biscayne Bay, outdoor presentation of Walt Disney's 1993 live action film(Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey), storybook reading and many more.
An interesting music show will be held at the Cummer Gardens in Jacksonville on the 4th of July. There'll be a concert where the St. Johns River City Band will perform. Whether it's patriotic music, jazz, or swing, you'll have lots to enjoy on this special day. You'll also get to explore the fireworks that are displayed at Jacksonville Beach Pier at 9:00 p.m.
As the independence day fall smacking in the mid week, long vacations to some far away place is ruled out by many. Although you could just as easily celebrate America's birthday by watching the festivities on TV or setting out some lawn chairs and a grill in your backyard
Some of the noteworthy fireworks happen in the city of Miami and New York. Apart from the amazing firework, the Miami Towers are lighted in the colours of the national flag .
If you are in New York you can watch the fireworks starting around 9pm from the banks of river, Hudson or any other place which provides you with un-interrupted view. The firework in New York is sponsored by Macy’s. A lot of companies today provide ‘exclusive’ viewing of the fireworks by organising firework cruise. One can indulge in great music and revelry, purchase drinks and food onboard. While it may get very crowded, this cruise would provide you a spectacular view, something that you will remember for a long time.
This year however the 4th of July celebration would move back to East River, where they actually originated.
If you are visiting Florida during this period, the best way to enjoy 4th of July fireworks is at the ‘world’s happiest place’-The Disneyland! Imagine all the fun and frolic happening over the Sleeping beauty castle. Though the show last only for 14 minutes, we are sure you will have an awesome time in company of your favourite cartoon characters.
One of the many sought after fireworks happen in the capital. It is set against a great landscape. It is usually accompanied by the best musical bands in the country.
If fireworks by the waterfront are your thing, San Francisco is the place to be. The firework can be seen from a wide stretch. You can pick up a view from the waterfront promenade or choose a restaurant with a view, and make the most of your evening.