Along with barbecues, family outings, and fun picnics, setting off fireworks is probably the number-one event people look forward to for the Fourth of July.
The Fourth of July is when America got its freedom. When founding father and second president of the United States John Adams signed the sacred Declaration of Independence, Adams knew he wanted to celebrate America’s glory with a gorgeous display of fireworks.
On July 3, 1776, in a letter to his wife, Abigail, he detailed exactly how he wanted to celebrate America’s moment: “with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” And communities all over the country continue to celebrate with the pop, pop, pop of fireworks lighting the skies.
We’ve put together the biggest and best list of Fireworks Displays around the Miami Valley so you can figure out where you’d like to They are all free family-friendly community events