UPDATED 7/2/13

Fireworks have become synonymous with the Fourth of July. But with the county banning the sale and use of all fireworks for the third consecutive year, what’s a person who wants to celebrate the Fourth with a bang to do? The next best thing; attend one of the many professional displays around town! Here’s your Uncle Mikey’s guide to where you can “ooh” and “ahh” at the rockets’ red glare over the El Paso skies this 4th of July:

Music Under the Stars at the Chamizal

Patriotic Concert featuring the El Paso Wind Symphony, Firework Spectacular after concert. More Details

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

Free concert featuring Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray. Fireworks at around 9:30 p.m. More Details

Harvest Christian Center

Fourth of July Family Festival. Fireworks at 9 p.m. More Details

El Paso Diablos Baseball

Fireworks after the game. More Details

El Paso Country Club

9 p.m. Members only club, but you can park around the area and watch from your car

Western Playland

Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More Details

Wet ‘N Wild

Fireworks at 9 p.m. More Details