NYC – July 4th Fourth Events plus 2018 Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular – New York City

Macy’s 42nd Annual Fireworks Information

Plus other Fireworks + Other Events

Macy’s Event
taking place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

“”This year’s dazzling pyrotechnic spectacle will mark Macy’s Fireworks largest display since the Millennial Celebration with more than 75,000 shells and effects launched from seven barges positioned in midtown on the East River, accompanied by a rousing patriotic score from the West Point Band and Glee Club and featuring a special rendition of “God Bless America” from superstar Kelly Clarkson

In honor of the nation’s Armed Forces, “Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve” with a special charitable campaign to support and empower veterans and military families from June 28 – July 8″”

The Fireworks generally take place at approximately 9:25 pm
and will be on the East River.

It’s best to show up at your chosen viewing location ahead of time.

Live Television Coverage on NBC will be broadcast beginning at 8:00 pm

This will be Macy’s 42nd Anniversary.

As we’ve mentioned in the past we’ve been let down and burned in as far as the information was concerned. Sometimes they’d state a particular locale and it ends up being farther away, OR, they’d mention how there would be a specific number of barges at a location and the resulting number(s) end up being different. So please consider reaffirming the details at their site and taking even their own information with a slight toss of the proverbial grain of salt.

According to one press release it appears the show will be cast from seven barges situated between 23rd and 42nd Streets along the Eat River.

In the past, according to the official site the fireworks can be seen from any spot with an unobstructed view of the skies above the East River along the midtown east side of Manhattan and Long Island City, Queens. 

Press Release can be seen farther down along this page.


Other July 4th Events

4th of July IndepenDANCE Fireworks Cruise

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 

Aboard The

Docking from Pier 36
299 South Street
Learn more here as well…


Please ALSO visit the July 2018 Fireworks Calendar for a long list of pyrotechnic displays going on in the days leading up to the Fourth of July and beyond.

Newly Updated or Added:

Bayside Independence Celebration
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Bayside, Brooklyn
Scheduled Display Time:  9:15 pm

Independence Day Fireworks Display and Concert at Fort Totten Park
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Orchard Beach Fireworks Celebration
New York Salutes America
The Bronx Celebrates the Birth of our Nation!
Thursday, June 28, 2018
At Pelham Bay Park’s Orchard Beach in the Bronx

Central Astoria LDC Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Astoria Park, Shore Blvd, Astoria
Scheduled Display Time: 9:15 pm

Wards Island
Thursday, June 28, 9:15 pm
Sponsor: Central Astoria LDC

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Grand Opening!
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hard Rock, Atlantic City, NJ

Fraunces Tavern Museum
The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence
Friday, June 29, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tickets need to be purchased

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Annual TD Bank Celebrates America – Salute to our Veterans
Eisenhower Park, Uniondale, NY

Tropicana Weekly Summer Celebration
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Beachfront South of Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City
Scheduled Display Time: 10:00 pm

American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Souithampton, NY
Scheduled Display Time: 9:15 pm

Orient Harbor July 4th Festivities
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Over the water near Orient Yacht Club, Orient, NY
Scheduled Display Time:  9:15 pm
Learn more at this other official page here…

Fort Hamilton Independence Celebration
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Fort Hamilton – Brooklyn, NY
Beginning at/around 9:45 pm
Also visit this official page here…
Open to the public with registration

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:30 pm
Sag Harbor Yacht Club
John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks
Sag Harbor, NY

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Co-op City
Tuesday, July 3
at 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Co-op City, Bronx

Connetquot River Fireworks
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Connetquot River, Oakdale NY
9:15 pm

Rye Playland Amusement Park
Friday, July 3 at 9:15 pm
Rye, NY

Rye Playland Amusement Park
Friday, July 4 at 9:15 pm
Rye, NY

Fraunces Tavern Museum
The American Revolution: Dawn of Independence
Tuesday, July 4, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 am
Tickets need to be purchased

Borgata & Harrah’s Independence Day Celebration!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Atlantic City
9:15 pm

Independence Day Celebration at Bald Hill
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Bald Hill, Farmingville, NY
9:30 pm

Port Chester Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Port Chester, NY
9:15 pm
Learn more here…

Tropicana Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Beachfront South of Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City
10:00 pm

New Rochelle’s Spark the Sound Event!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
According to Grucci’s website optimum viewing locations include Hudson and Five Islands parks and waterfront restaurants in New Rochelle, NY
Learn more here:

Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NY
9:30 pm
Learn more here at this official page…

Brooklyn Cyclone Post Game Fireworks
Monday, July 4

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, Brooklyn
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Taking place at Coney Island. Visit this relevant page on New Yorkled to learn more.





2018 Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Nathan’s Famous in Brooklyn’s Coney Island
1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224


Independence Day Celebration at Historic Richmond Town

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
12:00 – 5:00 pm

441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY


Travis 4th Of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Rain or Shine

In Travis, Staten Island


The following have yet to be updated:

Annual Brooklyn Independence Day Parade
Date to come
Unfortunately this event appeared to be top secret for a bit considering how much we searched out the details and it’s only after the fact that we discover them. LOL.

Staten Island Philharmonic Concert & Fireworks
Date to come
Staten Island Philharmonic performs followed by viewing of citywide fireworks displays.

Other Fireworks Continued:

Yet to be updated for 2018

Lawrence Beach Club
Date to come
Sponsor: Lawrence Beach Club Inc.

Fireworks at Rye Playland
Special Holiday Celebration
Date to come

Date to come

Fourth of July Fireworks at Brooklyn Navy Yard!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Date to come
Brooklyn Grange
Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave, Brooklyn
Take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard farm


The following are from a previous year. Please stay tuned for updates…

  • Long Island Ducks Post Game Fireworks
    Date to come
    Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip, NY, Long Island
    More info…
  • Southampton Fresh Air Home
    Date to come
    Southampton, NY, Long Island
    More info…
  • Montauk Independence Day Celebration
    Date to come
    Umbrella Beach, Montauk, NY, Long Island

Related Macy’s Fireworks Press Release:

The 42nd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks:® The Nation’s Biggest Independence Day Celebration Honors America’s Birthday Live From New York City

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The nation’s largest 4th of July celebration will once again ignite the night with an unparalleled barrage of dazzling effects framing the iconic New York City skyline during the 42nd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®. On Wednesday, July 4, more than 3 million live spectators along the shores of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and more than 12 million television viewers nationwide will be amazed by a jaw-dropping display of color, shape, light and sound, celebrating Independence Day. At approximately 9:25 p.m., the first of more than 75,000 shells and effects will hit the night sky and rumble towards Macy’s  famed pyrotechnic finale, marking the spectacle’s largest display since the Millennial Celebration in 2000.

“Macy’s Fireworks continue to grow in artistry, as we ignite the night for the nation’s premiere Independence Day celebration,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “This year’s showcase will be one for the record books as we create dazzling scenes expertly timed and choreographed to a rousing and moving patriotic score featuring the West Point Band and Glee Club and the stunning voice of superstar Kelly Clarkson. We are excited to celebrate the holiday with a jaw-dropping display of colorful firepower delighting millions of spectators across the nation.”

Since 1976, Macy’s Fireworks have grown to become the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration in design, artistry, live and nationwide television audience. This year’s 25-minute spectacle will be 25 percent larger than last year’s presentation, with more than 3,000 shells and effects per minute launched from seven barges positioned between 23rd and 42nd Streets in midtown on the East River.

The 42nd edition of the pyrotechnic splendor is designed with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. Perfectly orchestrated to synchronize to the musical score, the display will feature a host of new shells in 25 colors and effects including neon pinwheels, swirling water fountains, brocade horse tails, ghosting fans, blooming ring chases, and pulsing hearts.

As the basis for the Fireworks choreography, this year’s musical score will feature performances from the West Point Band and Glee Club, and will highlight new interpretations of patriotic classics like Stars & Stripes Forever and The Star Spangled Banner, as well as several American musical standards. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed American composer Leonard Bernstein, a medley of his classic musical compositions will be showcased including the iconic New York, New York from “On the Town,” as well as Mambo and America from “West Side Story.”

In addition, to honor the 100th anniversary of God Bless America by Irving Berlin, a soaring new recording of the classic, sung by superstar Kelly Clarkson. will inspire patriotism in the hearts of millions. Backed by the full West Point Band Orchestra and Glee Club, the awe-inspiring tribute by Ms. Clarkson will be the show’s emotional and pyrotechnic centerpiece serving as the backdrop for Macy’s famed Golden Mile. This signature of Macy’s Fireworks ignites the skyline with a dazzling array of golden-hued effects for a mile across the river and from 1,000 feet in the air to the water’s edge.

This year, in salute to the nation’s Armed Forces, Macy’s and its customers nationwide will come together for a charitable giving campaign to support and empower veterans and military families. The give-back campaign, “Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve” kicks off on Thursday, June 28 and runs through Sunday, July 8, and will generate funds for select charities through donations in-store and online at With a $3 donation, customers will receive, as a thank you, a 25 percent off* coupon that can be used on select merchandise (*see sales associates for a list of exclusions, discount is 15 percent off in some departments). One hundred percent of the donations will benefit three veterans and military family focused organizations: Blue Star Families, Bunker Labs, and Team Rubicon. These charities focus on a number of programs that support current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, providing access to career development, caregiver support, entrepreneurship and business opportunities, as well as skills-based volunteering and community rebuilding activities, among other services.

On Independence Day, spectators are encouraged to experience the full design of the spectacle by tuning in to radio station 1010 WINS to hear the musical score to which the entire show is choreographed. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks can be seen from any unobstructed view of the sky above the East River where the barges are located. Public viewing locations and dedicated entry points will be set up along various streets on the F.D.R. Drive, as well as various points in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Check for the most up-to-date information including exact points of entry, viewing locations for persons with disabilities and for marine viewing details. Spectators lining the shores of the East River will also enjoy an NYPD helicopter flyover and an FDNY waterboat show prior to the start of the display.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are made possible in part by signature partners Green Giant®, King’s Hawaiian®, and SOUR PATCH KIDS®Candy and are presented in partnership with the City of New York.

Independence Day spectators from coast-to-coast can catch all the action in the sky by tuning to NBC’s two-hour live national broadcast of “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT, with a one-hour encore presentation at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and 9 p.m. CT (check local listings). In addition to the pyrotechnic splendor, the 4th of July’s most popular entertainment special will feature musical performances from the nation’s premiere artists.

For more information on the 42nd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, please visit or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495, follow and participate in the excitement on various social platforms via @macys and #MacysFireworks.