Katy Perry Plus 3 Other All-Star July 4th Celebrations

fireworksWhat's better than family fun on the Fourth of July? Free family fun on the Fourth of July. Besides fireworks, many cities across the nation will be celebrating Independence Day with tons of gratis events and, if you ask me, the best way to ring in another American birthday is to take in a concert.

That said, here's a list of cities on the East Coast with free concerts that will turn your Fourth from blah to BLAHAHA THIS IS AWESOME!

  • In Boston you've got Jennifer Hudson, MAMMA MIA, the Dropkick Murphys, and of course, the inimitable Boston Pops. Follow @bostonjuly4 for more info.
  • In New York City, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney will headline the Macy's Fireworks display. If you don't mind massive crowds, this seems like the best line-up in the nation on the Fourth.
  • Philadelphia's got the "largest free concert" in the country. They're featuring The Roots and special guests including Queen Latifah, Daryl Hall, Common, Joe Jonas, and more. Check out @July4thPhilly for more details.
  • Washington, D.C. is a great place to celebrate the Fourth. American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is performing along with The Voice season one winner Javier Colon, and the National Symphony Orchestra rounds out the evening.

If you're not near any of these cities, check to see what your town has to offer, or, you know, you could always stay inside and watch one of these concerts on T.V. Have a safe and happy Fourth, everyone.

How do you plan on celebrating?


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