You can watch fireworks in pretty much any American city on the Fourth of July, but there are only so many places you can celebrate the 238th anniversary of our patriotic rejection of British colonial rule – the Declaration of Independence – by floating trash down a river, demonstrating your prowess with a chainsaw, or just hanging with Willie Nelson. So if you’re looking for the best (and most uniquely American) ways and places to spend the Fourth this year, look no further.
Fair St. Louis - St. Louis, Mo.
If one Fourth of July celebration a year just isn’t enough for you, head to St. Louis, where the sprawling lawn beneath the iconic Gateway Arch (far more impressive in person than in any pictures) plays home to three straight days of concerts, water skiing exhibitions, family fun runs, and, of course, massive nightly fireworks displays.
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