It’s the Fourth of July once again. It’s a time for families and friends to celebrate Independence Day in parks while waiting for a fireworks display. There are several Fourth of July 2017 events across the country. Here is a guideline on where to watch Fourth of July 2017 fireworks, TV specials, and more.
Macy’s Fourth of July 2017 fireworks is considered the largest display in the U.S. so you wouldn’t want to miss it. This year, Macy’s is reportedly set to launch more than 60,000 shells from five barges. As a tradition, Macy will hold its 41st annual Fourth of July Fireworks display in New York City.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park has been a hotspot for viewing in the past years. However, if you plan to watch Macy’s pyrotechnic display this year, avoid the Brooklyn Bridge Park area. The fireworks will not be visible here since the display will be positioned on the East River off Manhattan between 24th and 41st streets this year.
The event will kick off at 9:20 PM ET. Be sure to bring a blanket since the display is expected to last for about 25 minutes. To better navigate your way to the best spots to watch Macy’s Fourth of July 2017 fireworks, check out the company’s website here.
If you can’t travel to NYC, there are some great places where you can catch Fourth of July 2017 fireworks. One option is Coney Island’s Fourth of July event. There is also the Annual Jersey City Fireworks and Freedom Festival at the Exchange Place. These shows will start at about 9 PM but try to arrive early to secure a perfect viewing spot.
In Bay Area, the City of San Francisco will treat spectators to a Fourth of July 2017 fireworks display over at the San Francisco Bay at 9:30 PM. Meanwhile, ABC7 is also hosting the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The program will start at 8 PM. Click here for more information.
In Los Angeles, there are dozens of fireworks displays to choose from. The LA Galaxy will host the club’s 22nd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at 7:30 PM. There is also one at Hollywood Bowl. Three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix will perform at the event along with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, and Lady Antebellum will headline Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Special on NBC. It will air on Tuesday from 8 PM to 10 PM ET with an hour-long encore presentation to follow. You can live stream the show here.
You can also watch the coverage on a free app. Download the NBC app from iTunes or Google Play. All you need is your TV service provider’s username and password.
Food and Parties
Jersey City will not only host the annual fireworks event. Food trucks, games, live music, and a beer garden will also fill the Exchange Place. New Jersey’s Long Branch will also have its 27th Annual Oceanfest on the Fourth of July celebration. The event is family-friendly, and it will be open from 10 AM until 10 PM. There will be musical performances, food vendors, and a Fourth of July 2017 fireworks display.
Brooklyn’s Midnights is hosting a Fourth of July barbecue party. They are featuring homemade jello shots and other food and drink specials. In addition, they will have games, and the rooftop is also open so you can watch the fireworks.