Get ready for the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular! Here’s when and where you can catch the show.

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The Fourth of July is here, and Americans across the country are gearing up to celebrate the nation’s birthday in style. If you’re looking for a fantastic fireworks display to light up your evening, look no further than the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. For over 40 years, Macy’s has been orchestrating an awe-inspiring show that never fails to captivate audiences.

Where to watch?

This year, you have two options for enjoying the Macy’s fireworks: you can either watch them from the comfort of your own home or experience the magic in person if you happen to be in New York City. For those planning a cozy night in, simply tune into NBC or its streaming service, Peacock, to catch the show. The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. ET/PT, culminating in a breathtaking finale at 10 p.m. ET/PT. And if you happen to miss the initial airing, don’t worry, because there’s a second chance to catch the fireworks at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

But if you find yourself in the Big Apple this Independence Day, you’re in for a treat. The fireworks are launched from five barges along New York’s East River, creating a mesmerizing spectacle against the iconic backdrop of the city. There are seven official viewing points where you can witness this once-in-a-lifetime display. In Manhattan, head to 1st Ave. and E 42nd St., 1st Ave. and E 34th St., or 1st Ave. and E 20th St. In Queens, you can enjoy the show from Gantry Plaza State Park, Newtown Barge Park, or Transmitter Park. And in Brooklyn, make your way to Marsha P. Johnson State Park for a stunning view.

While there are a few spots where the view may be obstructed or closed off, such as Brooklyn Bridge Park or Roosevelt Island, the majority of the locations offer a prime vantage point. It’s important to note that there is limited capacity at most viewing spots, so it’s advisable to arrive early to secure your spot and make the most of this dazzling celebration.

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Whether you choose to watch from the comfort of your living room or venture into the heart of New York City, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular promises to be a display of patriotism, grandeur, and breathtaking beauty. So, gather your loved ones, prepare for a night of wonder, and celebrate Independence Day with a bang!