The best 4th of July fireworks apps for iOS

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It wouldn’t be Independence Day without some BBQ, great music, and a spectacular fireworks show. Whether you plan to see a fireworks display or stay home, there’s plenty of opportunity to celebrate our nation’s freedom.

Even your iPhone or iPad can be used to blast off some fireworks without dealing with crowds or the dangers of actually lighting them. Listed below are some of the best fireworks apps you can download to see the display on the small screen.

Musical Fireworks 2 (free with in-app purchases)

Musical Fireworks 2 is less about creating a game with fireworks and more about creating a beautiful show with your fingertips. The shows can be recorded and played back for repeated performances.

Musical Fireworks

While it doesn’t have the most ratings on the list, it is the most recent, and adds a lot of modern day tweaks. It even includes an option to experience the shows in 3D (for an additional $0.99).

iLoveFireworks ($0.99)

Simplicity is the name of the game with iLoveFireworks. Available in a lite version or paid version, the game allows players to create fireworks.


The menu is really low frils, but the actual digital creation of the fireworks looks pretty great.

Fireworks Arcade (Free with in-app purchases)

Fireworks Arcade is probably the most popular title on the list, with over 7,000 reviews and a four star rating. It has quite a few options, including three different games with several additional variants, Game Center support, and, of course, great looking fireworks.

fireworks arcade

While the game has not been updated since 2012, it has some of the best options, and even allows you to choose your own music. In the mood for some Taylor Swift or Katy Perry while blasting your fireworks? Well now you can.

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