There's no better way to celebrate our nation's birthday than to grill some hot dogs with family and friends and then watch a dazzling fireworks display light up the night.
(Or sipping delicious cocktails!)
But with budgets tightening around the country, not every state can afford bombs bursting in air this Fourth of July. Some states have chosen to skip the party this year while others are still honoring Independence Day with a bang.
Check out this infographic from BillShrink to see which states are dialing down the festivities in the wake of our national debt crisis.