We have always spent 4th of July in Arizona. In Arizona it is illegal to use fireworks because it is so dry here. We are not even allowed to use sparklers.
This past summer, we went to Utah for the 4th of July and had a whole, fun world of fireworks opened up to us.
The kids LOVED getting to use sparklers. It brought back memories of summers at my grandparent's house in Idaho where we got to play with sparklers. I loved swinging them around and spelling my name.
It was exciting to get to share the fun with our kids this year.