Fireworks on the Fourth of July
Of course, fireworks on the Fourth of July are readily recognized as the most famous expression of celebration, and some amazing displays are held throughout the country, as well as personal shows at homes and properties all across America.
California imposed restrictions on the sale of fireworks back in 2015, cancelling the staging of their traditionally colossal public display in Cupertino in recognition of an ongoing drought situation. The state saved over 100,000 gallons of water as a result, and whilst it is difficult to envisage other areas following suit, our New York water usage research suggests that perhaps this, and other cities, could benefit from scaling back on the magnitude of their displays. New York’s Macy’s display used more than 22 tonnes of pyrotechnics, an American record, for its one-off return to the Hudson River back in 2009.
Other areas generally renowned for the hosting of the biggest and best 4th July fireworks displays include Washington D.C’s national mall, Mission Bay in San Diego, Chicago’s Lake Michigan, the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, St. Louis’ Mississippi River, and the Charles River in Boston.