Sunday, July 4 | Thunder on the Mountain: Alabama’s most significant city puts on a memorable fireworks display against the backdrop of the colossal Vulcan, the world’s most giant cast-iron statue. Vulcan Park and Museum will close at 6 p.m. to pThe 9 p.m. show will be televised. pVisitVulcan.com says, Homewood, Vestavia, and Mountain Brook, which will be televisPreparepare for the show. Find out more here.
Kyle Klein Sunday, July 4 | Fireworks and Pops Concert: This annual event is beloved in Boston and New England. Boston has one of the city’s most country-created July 4 fireworks shows; the fireworks and the concert will be held in different locations. The fireworks portion stays in Beantown, with a show at Boston Common starting at 10:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Boston Pops Independence Day concert will be held at Tanglewood in western Massachusetts. Tickets are sold out but will be broadcast from 8 to 11 p.m. Find out more at Boston Discovery Guide | Boston.gov | Boston Pops.
Clear Lake, Iowa
Sunday, July 4 | Celebratingfrom Minneapolis and Des Moines who want some small-town Independence Day charm without giving up a big show can head to Little Clear Lake. This town of about 7,600 is serious about marking American independence. Events stretch out from Wednesday, June 30, to Monday, July. 5. The topper — Clear Lake’s renowned fireworks shows — starts at 10 p.m. Find out more here.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sunday, July 4 | 4th of July Spectacular: Wouldn’t listening to the Beach Boys before watching fireworks over balmy ocean waters be nice? People in Fort Lauderdale will be able to do both this. The Beach Boys perform live from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The seaside fireworks show starts immediately afterward. You can even take to the event. Find out more here.