If you’re looking to experience Independence Day fireworks displays without the fuss, there are plenty of ways to usher in the Fourth with a bang from the comfort of your couch. We’ve collected some of the most prominent celebrations that will be streamed online or televised nationally, so you can get your Fourth on without having to fight the crowds.
Catch the live stream of this epic celebration, now in its 40th year, online or televised nationally on NBC. A massive display erupts across the sky above the East River and is visible in the neighborhoods above Queens and Brooklyn. Synchronized to music, the show features over 54,000 individual fireworks erupting at a rate of 2,200 per minute. Macy’s 4th of July also features performances by Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Meghan Trainor beginning at 8/7 Central. Grab your popcorn and prepare to be dazzled.
View an Independence Day display live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. PBS brings this celebration home not just to viewers across the United States, but also to members of the armed forces stationed abroad. With over 20 cameras positioned around the capitol lawn, PBS’s live stream gives you the ability to choose your vantage point and get the best from your viewing experience. The concert that proceeds the fireworks display will include Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, and the National Symphony. You won’t have to struggle to get a front seat at this celebration, broadcast from the nation’s capital beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.
One of the most acclaimed fireworks displays occurs along the Charles River as the Boston Pops take center stage. The Boston Pops, nicknamed “America’s Orchestra,” is the most recorded symphony in history. They’ll be masterfully synchronizing the brilliant explosions to music for a nationally televised audience on CBS. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas will be part of the two-hour spectacular that’s set to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern. Get ready for lots of boom and sizzle as the symphony soars into your living room on the Fourth.
Sheryl Crow will join the Nashville Symphony on stage for a little southern patriotism at Nashville’s 2016 July 4th show. Music begins at Waterfront Park at 5 p.m. and will be available via an online live feed. Sheryl Crow’s performance and the subsequent fireworks display will be broadcast live on local Tennessee stations beginning at 9 p.m. Come for the amazing music Nashville is renowned for, stay for the spectacular sizzle of a patriotic Independence Day celebration.
Is there anything more magical than a fireworks extravaganza? You betcha. Disney World hosts their annual fireworks display at the Magic Kingdom, shooting copious amounts of light into the sky directly over Sleeping Beauty’s castle. It’s a fairytale come true and you can catch it streaming online beginning at 8:50 p.m. Eastern. Snuggle the kids into your lap and prepare for a little razzle dazzle in honor of the holiday before you send them off to dreamland.