Fair Saint Louis: St. Louis, Missouri
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If you’re looking for “America’s biggest birthday party,” then this is the place to be. The festivities start with the Freedom Four Miler run and culminate with a concert and magnificent fireworks show over the Mississippi River. This is the real reason we set off fireworks on the Fourth of July.
4th of July Concert & Fireworks: Austin, Texas
They say everything is bigger in Texas—and that includes this sparkly celebration accompanied by the Austin Symphony.