This Year's Fourth of July Fireworks to Be DC's Biggest Ever: Report - NBC4 Washington

This Year's Fourth of July Fireworks to Be DC's Biggest Ever: Report

Two companies will donate pyrotechnics worth $750,000, WTOP reports

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    This year's Fourth of July fireworks display in the nation's capital is set to be the largest ever, WTOP reports.

    Two of the country's biggest pyrotechnics companies, Phantom Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci, teamed up to create a never-before-seen spectacle that may outshine the bicentennial display.

    The Trump administration has planned an expanded Independence Day celebration in D.C. dubbed "A Salute to America." It's unclear how much the whole event will cost, but WTOP reports that taxpayers won't foot the bill for 2019's massive fireworks show.

    WTOP reports that Phantom Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci are donating pyrotechnics that cost $750,000, but would retail for more than $1 million.

    That's about ten times the amount budgeted for the annual "A Capitol Fourth" fireworks show, Phantom Fireworks CEO Bruce Zoldan told WTOP.

    “Again, we’re doing this because we want it to be the largest show in the history of Washington, D.C.,” Zoldan told WTOP. “Much larger than the bicentennial show.

    The display is set to be shot off from West Potomac Park and visible from much of D.C. and Northern Virginia.

    Read more at NBC4 news partner WTOP.

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