As the 4th of July approaches, you’ve probably started to plan some of your 4th of July activities. You might spend the day catching up on house chores, hosting a family barbecue, traveling to a national landmark, or spending time with your loved ones at the park. But no matter what your plans are, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without watching a 4th of July fireworks show.
If you don’t know how to find the nearest 4th of July fireworks display, here are a couple of tips to make the task easier. Learn which resources to use so you can score front-row seats, instead of camping out in your backyard and hoping to catch a glimpse from the nearest fireworks show. And don’t worry, you won’t have to travel far because there are plenty of nearby 4th of July fireworks shows to check out with your friends and family.
Check Your City’s Official Website
Most cities — big or small — have official websites where you’ll see the city’s calendar for public events. Check regularly as you get closer to the holiday to find where the 4th of July celebrations are happening.
Watch the Local News Channel
Turn on your local news channel to see if they announce where the 4th of July fireworks show will be. Keep in mind, these likely won't be announced until a couple of days before July 4.
Scroll Through Facebook Events
Facebook Events isn’t just for garage sales and book clubs anymore. Skim through your Facebook Events tab, which is specific to your location, to find out about the nearest fireworks shows.
Read The Local Newspapers
If you still have a newspaper subscription, make sure to read every page because the city will probably advertise the local 4th of July fireworks show.
Visit the Local High Schools
Sometimes, local high schools will host fireworks shows in their football fields or open stadiums. Keep an eye out for any fliers or emails from your teen’s high school to find out what they’re planning for the 4th of July.
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