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Nine Amazing Fourth of July Festivals


Shindigz has traveled around the country to find the places to celebrate the Fourth of July.

South Whitley, IN (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 compiled a list of nine amazing Fourth of July festivals for 2012 to help families celebrate the Fourth of July together. “We looked for the events that stand out from the rest. They might include a large fireworks display, a unique patriotic parade, or a special event that creates special family memories,” says Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales and Marketing at, a leading national party supply, parade float, and Fourth of July decorating source.

#9 Lexington, KY – Fourth of July Festival and Great American Pie Contest
This Bluegrass City hosts over a dozen events between June 29 and July 7. Highlights include the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social, the Bluegrass 10,000 Foot Race, outdoor movies, fireworks, and Red, White and BOOM - a county music event on Saturday July 7.

#8 South Lake Tahoe, NV – Lights on the Lake Fireworks
Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and the Sierra Nevada mountain range make the “Lights on the Lake” fireworks a visual treat. Many beaches and parks, as well as thousands of boats on the lake, provide spectators with a great view of the display. The American Pyrotechnics Association says this is a “must see” event.

#7 San Diego, CA – Big Bay Boom
Over 500,000 watch fireworks launched from four barges in San Diego Bay. The event raises nearly $400,000 for the San Diego Armed Services YMCA's service programs for military families.

#6 Saint Louis, MO – Fair Saint Louis
For three days, July 4, 6, and 7, St. Louis celebrates with airshows, concerts, kids' activities and fireworks under the shadow of the Gateway Arch. Don't miss the 135th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade with giant helium-filled character balloons.

#5 Addison, TX – Kaboom Town
Addison's choreographed, 30 minute, musical fireworks takes place on July 3. This display is recognized as “one of the best” by the American Pyrotechnics Association. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird flyover and airshow features vintage military aircraft. Addison's celebration is famous for being the tops in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.

#4 Philadelphia, PA – Wawa Welcome America
For ten days between July 25 and July 4, Philadelphia celebrates America. Residents and tourists enjoy free concerts and outdoor movies, The Taste of Philadelphia, Hoagie Day, Independence Day parade, and two nights of fireworks are just samples of the holiday fun that make this Philly tradition famous.

The top three, amazing 4th of July festivals include the kings of firework displays. If you don't get to experience them live, watch them on television.

#3 New York City, NY – Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
Over 25 minutes, 40,000 shells launch, while 3,000,000 spectators watch. Macy's and the Big Apple sponsor this amazing display and NBC broadcasts it.

#2 Boston, MA – Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
This will be the 39th Annual Boston Pops Fourth of July event and CBS will broadcast it. Last year, 15,000 pyrotechnic events burst over the Charles River in sync with the music.

#1 Washington DC – A Capital Fourth and National Independence Day Parade
An all-day event, our nation's capital celebration starts with a parade down Constitution Avenue. Other daytime events during include, The National Folklife festival, which is held throughout the Mall. The signing of Declaration of Independence is featured with family events at the National Archives. The National Symphony, national musical guests and fireworks illuminating the U. S. Capital and national monuments take center stage during the evening and air on PBS.

About Shindigz
If you can't visit one of these amazing festivals, decorate and celebrate at home! Since 1926, Shindigz has “made life more fun” for 22 million events through the manufacture and sale of personalized party supplies. It ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Indiana across the United States and around the world to 59 countries. With more than 36,000 products, it provides customers with a complete party solution. For more information about Shindigz, go to

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