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How to Celebrate July 4th: Fireworks in Your Favorite SWA Cities

Adventurer C

You could watch your hometown’s fireworks this Fourth of July... or you could take advantage of the incredible fanfare at one of these Independence Day celebrations.  

Lights on the Lake

Touted as the biggest fireworks display in Southern California. Watch the show from Big Bear Lake’s public parks or from a boat! Make sure to bring a blanket—it can get chilly! Fly into: LAX, OAK, SMF. More info>  

Philly Fourth

Philadelphia proudly presents America's largest free outdoor concert in celebration of Independence Day. On your way to the show, check out the six-story tall rubber duck at The Delaware River Waterfront… because it will quack you up! Fly into: PHL.

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A Night in NOLA

This free event features two barges launching dueling fireworks on the Mississippi River—the best display in New Orleans. Of course, the show is choreographed to stirring patriotic classics such as “Proud to be an American!” Fly into: MSY. More info>  

Freedom Over Texas

Houston hosts the country's largest land-based fireworks show. This event is truly “Texas-sized,” boasting well-known musical acts and lots of family fun. Fly into: HOU. More info>   Share your favorite places to watch fireworks in the comments. And remember to have a safe and fun Independence Day weekend!