The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, so now is the perfect time to light up the grill and research Fourth of July events taking place in the area of Washington, D.C. in 2023.

The enormous fireworks display put on by the National Park Service will reportedly cost taxpayers $269,000, with Garden State Fireworks once again receiving the honor of lighting up the D.C. sky, according to federal data obtained by TMZ. This is comparable to previous years; according to TMZ, which first broke the story, the cost of the Patriotic party in 2021 was $278,500.

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The show in 2020, which cost about $350,000 after the pandemic prompted a shift to Mount Rushmore, seems to have been the most expensive in recent years.

Thanks to CNN’s “The Fourth in America” special, viewers who cannot attend the fireworks display can have a front-row seat to in-depth coverage of the best shows of fireworks in Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, and Washington, DC.

In addition to The United States Air Force Band giving a special ensemble performance, the program will feature performances by Demi Lovato, Post Malone, Alanis Morrissette, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, and many others. Dana Bash and Boris Sanchez of CNN will serve as the Washington, DC, hosts in the show.

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Unfortunately, as millions of Americans prepare to commemorate the country’s origins with a traditional fireworks display, climate reporters Kasha Patel and Kate Selig warned that these displays emit dangerous pollutants. In the article, the holiday was even referred to as “the most polluted day of the year.”

“It may come as a surprise, but the federal holiday stands out as the most polluted day of the year in many locations across the nation, according to air quality data. Fireworks, the staple of Independence Day celebrations, light up the sky but also launch harmful pollutants. In some cases, the pollution levels from the pyrotechnics are similar to severe wildfire smoke,” the article read.

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The article associated the quantity of smoke and air pollution with recent Canadian wildfires that sent thick, foggy smoke along the US East Coast. The smoke caused New York City’s air quality to reach its lowest point in recorded history, according to an examination of EPA historical data by FOX Weather in June.