Tonight airs the 2017 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular once again, setting off the largest display of fireworks in the United States. The event airs live on NBC and we’ve got all the details on what to expect, what time the show begins, encore presentations and more below.
Read on for the rundown on the 40th edition of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show.
DATE: July 4, 2017
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
FIREWORKS DISPLAY RUN TIME: 25 minutes long (airs 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.
LIVE STREAM: Click here for instructions on how to watch the fireworks spectacular online via live stream.
PERFORMERS: Sheryl Crow, Charlie Puth, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Hailee Steinfeld, the West Point Band, the West Point Glee Club and Jennifer Lopez.
EMCEES & HOSTS: Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman, and Kristine Leahy.
LOCATION: The fireworks will ignite =over New York City’s East River, from five barges positioned between 24th Street and 41st Street on the East River. For all the details on where to view the fireworks in NYC, click here.
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
There are 300 shells per second involved in creating the fireworks display. This year, Macy’s reports that there are 21 new displays, including a Pyro Pixelation Mural, which creates a USA wall in red, white and blue. The peak height of the display is 1,000 feet.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION: Use the hashtag #macysfireworks to follow the latest updates.