It’s the holiday that everyone celebrates to mark America’s Independence Day, a national holiday and a day with all sorts of traditions. One of these includes finding the perfect spot to view the traditional 4th of July fireworks.
Whether you decide to trek into the city or simply enjoy watching them on TV, the fireworks display on the 4th of July are certainly a spectacle to behold. But just how much do the fireworks set back each town, municipal or city that sets them off? TheSquander will give you the scoop.
What are fireworks? They are a pyrotechnic display that produce noise, light and smoke.They were actually invented in ancient China in the 7th century as a means to frighten evil spirits. To this day, China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks.
Currently, the most common type of firework is called a pyrotechnic star. These are usually combined in different varieties to produce colorful patterns. Different types of fireworks include skyrockets and festival balls.
The history of firework displays in the US dates back to the earliest settlers. They used fireworks to celebrate important events, even before the American revolution. However, 1777 marked the celebration of the first Independence Day, and on this date, fireworks were certainly a part of the celebrations. Fireworks were also utilized to celebrate George Washington’s inauguration.
Given the number of safety and regulation codes surrounding firework usage, a large staff of people is needed to ensure a display is launched successfully and without causing harm to anyone. Additionally, the cost of the fireworks, their safe transportation to the site of launch and then their successful launch all create an expense that can cost any organization quite a bit of money.
So just how much do the 4th of July fireworks cost? Given the expense involved in purchase of the actual fireworks, transportation, and labor involved in launch and cleanup, 4th of July fireworks in 2018 are expected to cost on average in the range of $2500-$30,000 per display depending on the number of shells. However, a display the magnitude of the 4th of July Boston Pops spectacular can cost as much as $3 million.