It took a little longer than I anticipated to dig out from under the avalanche of fireworks photos you all submitted but I'm glad I did. If you live in a part of the country that couldn't have fireworks due to drought this year, after the jump are enough colorful bursts to have a show of your own (and maybe crash your browser).
Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Ben Gill Park, Terrell, Tx4th of July2011 View from 28th Floor, 70th & WEA San Francisco's dual fireworks, as seen from across the bay in the Oakland hills. Fireworks Plymouth, Ma Fireworks Marin County Fair, California Pru tower red white and blue! A sailor in uniform 3 for 1 flower power 10" Mortars ready for the tubes. Our show from the ground. Here's Holten unwrapping fuses to get ready for the show. Fireworks in Walpole, MA Flagstaff, Arizona fireworks show - July 4, 2011. Elevation 7,000 feet. Stevens Point, Wisconsin squiggle 4th of July Fireworks And the crowd ooh & ahhhs! Puff Fireworks @Lakewood Park (OHIO) Posey Lake Fireworks McNair Field, Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma -- USA50 Gun Salute Ceremony for the 50 States and recognition of Territories and Possessions,July 4th, 2011 -- We did not have any fireworks shows in Oklahoma this year. We are currently in a major drought not seen in 100 years and in a complete Burn Ban. But we did have ESPLOSIONS. I would be honoured if you used this picture on your broadcast. The cannon is named for Lt. Henry of Vian, Oklahoma, Medal of Honour recipient in 1951. According to Wikipedia: Frederick F. Henry (died September 1, 1950) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. stages . . . siss, boom, bang July 4th at our Nation's Capital. Taken from the base of the Netherland's Carrilon, next to the Iwo Jima Monument. NYC, looking down 52nd street. I snapped this off along the way to the viewing area on the West Side Highway. We arrived late and were funneled into an area with restricted views of the fireworks, so I turned my camera towards the crowd, which turned out to be much more interesting! In the Eye of the CrazyWork Fireworks from Philadelphia Watching the town fireworks from our backyard. Best seat in the house! - Wakefield, RI Cropped part of Finally of Redding Fireworks at Sundial Bridge Fourth of July from the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, VA Fireworks show at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, AZ. The show was after the AAA baseball game between the Tucson Padres and Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League Fireworks show at "A" Mountain in Tucson, AZ View from my back yard. Fireworks Haltom City Texas Fireworks @ The Nugget 2011 Fireworks at Progressive Field after the Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees game on July 4th Bloomington, INJuly 4th, 2011 Crowds pack the southern shore of Key West to view the fireworks from beach and boat this Monday, July 4, 2011.Crowds pack the southern shore of Key West to view the fireworks from beach and boat this Monday, July 4, 2011. . Southernmost fireworks display from White Street Peir, Key West, Florida.Monday, July 4, 2011 University of Redlands, CA Prismatic Fireworks viewed from the Michigan Ave. bridge, Chicago. - It was late and my 9-year-old son and I were exhausted - we'd just spent almost 3 hours watching Chicago get obliterated by all sorts of mechanical beasties (he loved it!). Working on getting home to the Northwest side by public transportation (guaranteed at least an hour more before bedtime), my son grabbed my hand and said, "Come with me... I have an idea...", and dragged me to the center of the Michigan Avenue bridge. "Okay. This is a nice view. What - " That's when the first fireworks went off. We were alone on the bridge for quite a while before tourists and passers-by noticed, the traffic was probably a little too loud. "I'll always remember this night, Mom..." Yep. So will I. Fireworks over Bethlehem, PA. - I used the fireworks scene mode on my camera, but didn't use a tripod. Long exposures + shaky hands made for some interesting effects in the final pictures. Fireworks from the golf greens in Ohio. Two From the deck of the Intrepid Air and Space Museum Launching a bottle rocket over Lake Champlain in North Ferrisburg Vermont Edgewater, NJ, July 1st, 2011 Freedom my daughter and her sparkler Fireworks over the Hudson River from party boat. Newark /Kearny New Jersey Fireworks from Rehoboth Beach Delaware (gay town USA) An unofficial Fourth of July fireworks show on the street in front of my house in Alhambra, California. 4th of July in Sacramento. Ca.