There are so many fireworks displays slated for tonight, but the biggest in the country is the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, which airs tonight. It’s the 40th anniversary of the event and we’ve got all the details on where to watch the fireworks, live stream information, who’s performing, what channel to watch, you name it. Read on below for everything you need to know.
DATE: July 4, 2016
SHOW TIMES: 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT time delay with an encore presentation of the fireworks display from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
EMCEES: Willie Geist and Tamron Hall
FIREWORKS DISPLAY RUN TIME: 25 minutes long (to begin around 9:25 p.m. ET)
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
PERFORMERS: Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jennifer Holliday, Sara Bareilles, DNCE, Pitbull, Radio City Rockettes, the United States Air Force Band and Kenny Chesney. For more details on the performers, click here.
LOCATION: The fireworks will ignite over New York City’s East River, from four barges positioned between 23rd and 37th streets in midtown and one double-barge positioned below the Brooklyn Bridge, according to NBC.
LOCAL VIEWING AREAS FOR THE FIREWORKS:
– FDR Drive and 42nd Street
– FDR Drive and 34th Street
– Center Boulevard from 48th Avenue to 49th Avenue
– FDR Drive and 23rd Street
– 16th Street and Avenue C
– FDR Drive and Houston Street
– Pearl Street and Frankfort Street
– Vietnam Memorial Park
– Broad Street ground level
– Old Slip’s upper level
– Furman Street and Old Fulton Street
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION: Use the hashtag #macysfireworks to follow the latest updates.