Bill Weimer of Phantom Fireworks knows of at least 40 cities across America that have canceled their July 4th fireworks due to the recession.
But true patriots appear to have a plan.
Weimer has seen a huge increase in consumer fireworks sales, which means Americans will likely attempt to put on their own fireworks displays at home.
He figures those who cant afford to travel to see fireworks or whose towns have canceled shows are still determined to give their families smaller scale entertainment on the Fourth.
And thanks to the latest in fireworks technology, an at-home display can still dazzle.
Weimer says the industry has been hard at work producing poppers that yield brighter and better explosions and intricate designs like smiley faces, letters, and even a beehive in the sky.
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