Amazing Fourth of July Fireworks

All across America, people celebrated Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July. In the United States, it’s a federal holiday that celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Great Britain.

The Fourth of July has a strong association with fireworks. All across the country, people gather to witness these awesome displays of pyrotechnics. It’s a beautiful sight and one that photographers love to capture. Below is a gallery of fireworks displays across the country. I went through about 1500 images this morning on Flickr and these were some of the notable shots.

1. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida

Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Photograph by Ken Pearson on Flickr

2. Macy’s Fireworks, New York City, New York

Macys Fireworks July 4th 2012 050

Photograph by La Hora Lite TV Show on Flickr

3. San Diego Bay Fireworks, California

fourth of july fireworks 2012 san diego bay all going off at once due to error

Photograph via Skape7 on Reddit

A glitch caused the fireworks at San Diego’s biggest fireworks show to ignite all at once, botching the Fourth of July pyrotechnic show for hundreds of thousands of spectators. Fox 5 San Diego reported that viewers saw only a massive display of the Big Bay Boom shortly before 9 p.m., just before the show was to begin at the Port of San Diego.

U-T San Diego quoted the Coast Guard as saying that a premature ignition occurred on several of the barges carrying the fireworks.

4. Macy’s Fireworks, New York City

Macy's New York Fireworks 2012

Photograph by Michael Tapp on Flickr |

5. St. Louis, Missouri

Fireworks Fair St. Louis

Photograph by HLEspinosa on Flickr



Photograph by skapunk5251 on Flickr

7. Sacramento, California


Photograph by Dave (dcnelson1898 on Flickr)

8. Austin Heights, Battle Ground, Washington

WA_10387_BG fireworks

Photograph by Berrigan Photography (jedibob on Flickr)

9. Melbourne Causeway, Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne Fireworks - DSC_1040

Photograph by ChuckPalmer {cepalm} on Flickr

10. Blaine Harbor, Washington

4th of July Fireworks from Blaine/Canadian Border 2012

Photograph by Dan Rickard on Flickr |

11. Seattle, Washington

4th of July Fireworks at Harvard Ave E & E Lynn St - Seattle on 2012-07-04 - _DSC5977.NEF

Photograph by Dave Lichterman on Flickr

12. Mayc’s Fourth of July Fireworks, New York City

Macy's 2012 Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City

Photograph by Mick Leconte on Flickr

13. Milford, Connecticut

Milford 4th of July fireworks on the beach-7740

Photograph by Singing With Light Photography (Tattooed JJ on Flickr)

14. Los Angeles, California

4th of July Fireworks

Photograph by [joits] photography on Flickr

15. Palm Coast, Florida

Blue Fireworks

Photograph by Steven Sobel on Flickr

16. Sparta, Wisconsin

Fireworks - Sparta, WI

Photograph by Brian Stalter (why_spyder on Flickr)

17. Houston, Texas

Houston Fireworks

Photograph by Ian Adler on Flickr

18. Chicago, Illinois

Fireworks from the Balcony

Photograph by Matt Sellars on Flickr

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