The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks 2016 will be taking place on Monday night and the spectacular event is set to draw thousands of partygoers in New York City, as well as millions on TV and online. The fireworks display has a scheduled start time of 9.25 p.m. ET and further information on how to watch, location information, as well as where to watch and best viewing spots details are all listed below.
The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks 2016 are set to take place on the East River, and as this year’s display will mark the 40th anniversary of the huge fireworks display, revelers can expect this year’s display to be the biggest and best yet.
Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks can be seen in this file photo.
Macy’s Fourth of July 2016 fireworks start time
The East River in New York City is set to be lit up extensively with fireworks from five separate barges. It has been reported that one barge will be set up just next to the Brooklyn Bridge, where as the four other barges will be spread out from the Midtown Tunnel all the way through to the Williamsburg Bridge. For those hoping to catch the eagerly anticipated display, the scheduled start time has been set for 9.25 p.m. ET.
How to Watch Macy’s Fourth of July 2016 fireworks, best viewing spots, where to watch
For those wanting to watch the Macy’s Fourth of July 2016 fireworks display on TV, be sure to tune into the NBC network from 8 p.m. ET. The NBC broadcast has a start time of 8 p.m. ET and there will be more than an hour of build up before the fireworks display gets started at 9.25 p.m. ET.
For those hoping to watch the July 4th Macy’s fireworks live in person, Macy’s has set up viewing areas all along the fireworks route. However, people wanting to go this route should make sure they get there early with many viewing areas filled up hours before the event actually kicks off.
It is expected that the fireworks display will go on for roughly 25 minutes, so make sure you’re not late.
Macy’s official viewing areas for July 4th fireworks
This is the complete list of Macy’s viewing areas:
• FDR Drive and 42nd Street
• FDR Drive and 34th Street (ADA/special needs viewing area)
• Center Boulevard from 48th Avenue to 49th Avenue (ADA/special needs viewing area)
• FDR Drive and 23rd Street
• 16th Street and Avenue C (ADA/special needs viewing area)
• FDR Drive and Houston Street
• Pearl Street and Frankfort Street
• Vietnam Memorial Park (ADA/special needs viewing area)
• Broad Street ground level
• Old Slip upper level
• Furman Street and Old Fulton Street (ADA/special needs viewing area)
Performances & special guests
Even though the night is centered around the Macy’s official fireworks display, there will be many other festivities going on. There will be many performance and special guests helping get people in the party mood. Performances this year will include Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pitbull and DNCE.
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