Americans are gearing up to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, and one of the biggest attractions is the fireworks display.
Here we've listed out five of the best fireworks displays across the nation.
New York City â€” Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
Macy's 4th of July fireworks is considered the largest ongoing Independence Day pyrotechnic show in America. It is a televised celebration that lasts for almost two hours and it usually features performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry.
According to reports, NBC, which telecasts the entire display, sees more than 10 million viewers tune in to watch the fireworks and it usually attracts more than 3 million spectators live. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
The fireworks display will be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.
Washington D.C. -- National Mall Independence Day Celebration
The national capital puts in an impressive fireworks display that attracts close to 700,000 people from across the nation. According to The District Guide, the West Lawn of the Capitol is reserved for "A Capitol Fourth," the concert put on each year by PBS. This will be followed by the fireworks show that will start shortly after 9 p.m.
Philadelphia â€” Philadelphia Museum of Art
Because Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of America, the festivities usually starts at least a week before the Fourth of July and celebrations will end with an amazing display of fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The fireworks will start at 10 p.m. and it will succeed the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert. The best place to catch the display is at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Nashville, Tenn. â€” Music City
Festivities will kick off with amazing musical performances by Sheryl Crow, Maddie & Tae, Rayland Baxter and Erin McCarley and others. This will lead up to the Nashville Symphony's choreographed performance with the fireworks display. Click Here to watch a live stream of the show, which will start at 5 p.m.
Lake Tahoe - Lights on the Lake
The 35th annual Lights on the Lake fireworks display is the highlight of the Fourth of July celebrations at Lake Tahoe. The 25-minute fireworks display will begin at 9.45 pm off Lake Tahoe's South Shore. The best places to view the show are Nevada Beach, Edgewood Tahoe, Timber Cove Marina and Lakeview Commons. Those interested can also hire a boat for an on-the-water viewing experience.