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Are you wondering “Hmmm, where can I find the 4th of July fireworks near me?” You’re not the only one. The dazzling displays of fireworks all across the United States on account of the celebration of the American Day of Independence is legendary. In the spirit of Independence Day 2016, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane with a history lesson. So, what is Independence Day and why is it celebrated on the 4th of July?

The rich tradition of this politically and culturally significant event dates all the way back to the 18th century when the American Revolution took place- an event that changed the course of American history as we know it. Although there had been some conflict through the years regarding the actual date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence,  it is now universally accepted that July 4th, 1776 was the day that the Continental Congress voted to free 13 American states from the British colonial rule.

Each year on the 4th of July weekend, the skies in all 50 states light up in a spectacular display of fireworks. Here is a list of all the addresses and locations where you can watch the best fireworks shows. Read on to find out where and when you can catch all the fun happening near you tonight!

Fireworks Near Me in New York City

Manhattan – Macy’s 40th Annual Fireworks
Date: July 4
Location: The fireworks will be going off over the East River
Time: 9:20 p.m.

Fireworks Near Me in Connecticut


Date: July 10
Location: 820 Enfield Street
Time: 9:45 p.m. (following performance by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra)


Date: July 9
Location: Riverfest at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford & Great River Park, East Hartford
Time: 9:00 p.m.

New Haven
Date: July 4
Location: East Rock Park
Time: 9:00 p.m.



Fireworks Near Me in Long Island

Nassau County

Astoria/Jones Beach
Date: July 4
Location: Jones Beach State Park
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Suffolk County

Bald Hill
Date: July 4
Location: Pennysaver Amphitheater
Time: 9:15pm (following Captain Jack & Backtrax concert)

Date: July 2 & July 4
Location: Polo Grounds
Time: 10:00 p.m.

Port Jefferson
Date: July 4
Location: West Beach
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Near Me in New Jersey

Date: July 4
Location: Crestwood Lake
Time: 9:00 p.m.
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Asbury Park
Date: July 4
Location: Beachfront
Time: 9:00 p.m.
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Atlantic City
Date: July 3rd & July 4
Location: July 3rd: Beach and boardwalk, July 4th: Marina District
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Date: July 4
Location: Belleville Municipal Stadium
Time: 9:15 p.m.