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    Fourth of July


    Happy Camper Blog



    What better
    way could there be to celebrate Independence Day than by going camping and
    watching a spectacular fireworks show? We’ve rounded up some fantastic
    celebrations across the country for you and your family to enjoy that have
    great places to camp nearby:


    San Diego, California

    Big Bay

    July 4th

    This annual event is the largest fireworks show on the West Coast.
    Beginning at 9:00 pm, San Diego’s North Bay will light up with a spectacular
    display set to original music. The theme of this year’s show is “A Salute to
    the Military Families of our Service Heroes.” An estimated 300,000 -500,000
    people turn out for the fireworks which are set off from four barges in the
    bay. Event organizers say that the best viewing locations include Shelter
    Island, Harbor Island, North/South Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Coronado
    Landing, Liberty Station, Little Italy and the Port of San Diego’s

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    Grand Lake, Colorado

    4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

    July 4th

    This fireworks show over Colorado’s largest natural lake is
    consistently ranked as one of the best shows in the country, so plan to
    arrive early as it attracts a huge crowd. The show doesn’t begin until it is
    fully dark, which is closer to 10:00 pm. According to the Grand Lake Chamber,
    it can take an extended amount of time to exit Grand Lake after the show, but
    there’s no reason to hurry —many venues offer food and music afterwards.
    Earlier in the day, the Rotary Club hosts its annual pancake breakfast, and
    for some old-fashioned fun, there’s bingo to be played in the Town Park
    before the fireworks begin.

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    4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Let Freedom

    July 4th

    Leave it to Music City to put on a free, family-friendly July
    4th celebration that features performances by country
    star Chris Young, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, R&B artist Jonny P. and
    the folk rock duo The Sisterhood. Plus, the event’s 30-minute fireworks show,
    the largest one in the country, is synchronized to a live performance by the
    GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony! During the day, a Family Fun Zone will be
    open at Music City Walk of Fame Park from Noon to 4:00 pm.

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    campground nearby.

    Let freedom sing

    Addison, Texas

    Kaboom Town!

    July 3rd

    Also considered to be one of the top fireworks displays in the
    country, this one-day, North Texas festival also features music and an air
    show along with carnival rides and face painting for the kids. Addison Circle
    Park opens at 4:00 pm, and organizers recommend getting there early for this
    popular event. After the show, there’s a free concert on the Budweiser Stage
    by the Emerald City Band.

    a campground nearby.

    Kaboom town

    Put-in-Bay, Ohio

    of July Fireworks

    July 4

    Billed as “one of the best fireworks displays on all of Lake
    Erie,” this event is always held on July 4th, rain or
    shine. The rockets are launched from a barge in the middle of the bay, and
    the best viewing locations are on the lawn of the Perry’s Victory Memorial
    and along the seawall. Make plans to come early to enjoy the open-air Freedom
    Concert performed by the Flyin Jays on the Monument patio beginning at 4:30

    a campground nearby.



    Fourth of July Celebration

    July 4th

    Colonial Williamsburg invites visitors to celebrate our nation’s
    birth with a full day of activities that include readings of the Declaration
    of Independence accompanied by music from the Fifes & Drums and
    cannon fire, colonial games and a salute to the original 13 states.
    Naturally, the day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display
    launched from the Palace Green that begins at 9:20 p.m.

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