Cast against the backdrop of all the extraordinary experiences I’ve had over the years, your average hometown Fourth of July fireworks show might seem to pale in comparison. But, honestly, that doesn’t mean I’m any less interested in being out there oohing-and-aahing right along with everyone else next weekend. You see, I figure even a bad pyrotechnics display is usually a pretty good thing!
Which is why I thought I’d share this guide to the nation’s best fireworks shows put together by the folks at Travel & Leisure. I doubt I’ll make it to any of the fireworks spectaculars listed here this year, but you can bet I’m filing them away for future reference.
Hardcore fireworks fans will also want to mark their calendars for the World Fireworks Championships in Blackpool England this September/October. You’ll also find dozens of other international pyrotechnics competitions listed here (Hint: Searching the page for the word “competition” brings up a lifetime’s-worth of events worldwide). Ka-BOOM!