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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks to Air on NBC and Peacock

NBC and Macy’s will light up the sky with America’s largest and most iconic fireworks display at the 48th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

The star-studded event, featuring dazzling fireworks, musical performances, and appearances by special guests, will air live on Thursday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC and Peacock. An encore presentation will air on NBC at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks to Air on NBC and Peacock

Four-time Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Mickey Guyton and Access Hollywood‘s Zuri Hall will host the event. Lainey Wilson, Luis Fonsi, Tanner Adell, and The War And Treaty will take the stage ahead of Macy’s breathtaking fireworks display against the New York City backdrop.

“Year after year, this telecast never fails to inspire and awe, lighting up the New York skyline with a fireworks display that’s unmatched,” said Jen Neal, Executive Vice President of Live Events and Specials at NBCU Entertainment. “It’s this type of live programming event that brings us together as a nation, highlighting the distinctiveness of both our NBC and Peacock brands.”

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks telecast is presented in association with Macy’s. It’s produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as executive producers.

Inspired by Macy’s Summer’s Greatest Hits, this year’s custom 25-minute musical score will celebrate the season with summertime classics. Produced by Grammy and Emmy Award winner Jason Howland, the score will feature chart-topping musical talents, including Amber Mark, Brandy Clark, and Mickey Guyton.

Each will reimagine and remix iconic American tunes across various genres and decades, interweaving patriotic anthems with contemporary hits.

Featuring more than 60,000 shells, the Macy’s Fireworks will showcase more than 30 colors and never-before-seen effects. Fired from five barges on the Hudson River, pyrotechnics will reach 1,000 feet and fall to the water’s edge.

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The 2024 edition of the fireworks will feature a custom-made effect that will debut in the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. Featuring a silver cascading burst, this never-before-seen firework will create a center kaleidoscope and alternating red and blue as it fills the sky.

Additional effects, including cross rings, strobing comets, waterfalls, Saturn circles, crackling pistils, and a special ghost pyro that alternates colors featuring multiple hues, will dazzle viewers nationwide. The Macy’s Fireworks will culminate in a signature, fan-favorite moment – the Macy’s Golden Mile.

The broadcast will highlight individuals across the nation who are championing sustainability, accessibility, visibility for underrepresented groups, artistic expression, and more.

To create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal will present a live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP) provided by Descriptive Video Works. This year’s broadcast will be available with additional audio narration describing the rich visuals and performances.

“Each year, we gather to celebrate summer moments with friends and family – the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks sits at the center of those celebrations and captivates millions of spectators nationwide with breathtaking sights, striking sounds, and showstopping performances by iconic artists and musicians, creating the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration and lasting memories,” said Will Coss, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

“This year’s Fireworks will feature never before seen effects created for Macy’s, special surprise and delight moments and an exciting musical score of summer’s greatest hits, inspiring our audience nationwide.”

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