July 4th is just around the corner, and the nation is gearing up for a weekend full of red, white and blue festivities. Friends and family gather from all around to celebrate Independence Day, and of course, enjoy some of the best firework shows the world has to offer. But which shows are absolute showstoppers? Well, we at Caliber have compiled a list of our favorite firework fanfare well worth the weekend road trip. So, pack up – and tune up – the family car and let’s get this show on the road.
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Obviously, the nation’s largest collision repair company has to give a shout out to the nation’s largest firework show. The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display attracts more than 3 million spectators and more than 10 million TV viewers. Last year, they shot off close to 60,000 pyrotechnic effects, and this year promises to be nothing short of amazing, too.
As far as fireworks go, it doesn’t get much more patriotic than watching them at the National Mall in our nation’s capital. Every year, close to 1 million people travel to the National Mall to watch the spectacle, filling the night sky with explosions of glory that reflect off of the Washington monument and U.S. Capitol. And if you’re thinking of making the drive down there, you’ll be happy to know the celebration lasts all day and promises to be miles of fun.
Every year, the dock of the bay becomes more of a rock show on the bay. From noon to 9:30pm, people gather at Pier 39 in San Francisco to rock out to live music and eat great food before looking up in the sky for their headliner: the fireworks show. The city skyline and Golden Gate Bridge set the stage, while the city launches plenty of poppers from the Pier 39 barge. Trust us: this show definitely blows others out of the water.
The constant threat of rain coming down doesn’t keep Seattle from lighting up the sky. The Seafair Summer 4th, hosted at Gas Works Park, is an all-day affair full of food, music, games, two beer gardens and one of the best firework shows on the west coast. They even choreograph the show to the Seafair Summer 4th musical score, so every second of the 20-minute show is perfectly in tune.
The small town of Addison is not afraid to put on a big show with Kaboom Town! That’s right folks: one of the best firework shows in the nation is in Caliber’s backyard. Kaboom Town! is a 4th of July celebration full of vendors, carnival, entertainment, an air show and, of course, a fountain of fireworks. We’re proud to promote our home state and if you want to say, “Hi,” you know just where to find us this 4th.
These are just a few of our favorite 4th of July firework shows, so if you have a favorite, feel free to share with us. We’re always looking for fun new ways to celebrate America, the beautiful. Because, at the end of the day, we don’t care how or where you celebrate, just as long as you have fun and stay safe out there.
From all of your friends at Caliber Collision, have a fantastic, firework-filled 4th of July!