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Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular | New York by Rail

july, 2023

04jul6:00 pm10:00 pmMacy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular6:00 pm - 10:00 pm The East River, 34th St. & FDR Dr. Event Organized By: Macy's

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Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Celebrate America’s independence in the city that never sleeps with an extravagant fireworks display.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks | Anthony Quintano

The Manhattan skyline lit up by Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. | Photo by Anthony Quintano

The 47th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display is returning for 2023 on Tuesday, July 4. At approximately 9:15 p.m., hundreds of thousands of shells will be blasted into the air from five barges, creating a 30 minute display that will light up the night.

The show typically lights up the night sky over the East River, and this year is no exception. In special cases, Macy’s chooses a different body of water, like the Hudson River in 2009 to commemorate Henry Hudson’s discovery.

Viewing the Macy’s Fireworks Show

Join the millions of spectators who will be watching the fireworks from the shores of the East River, between Manhattan and Brooklyn. An updated map of official viewing locations will be posted a few weeks before the event, so check back soon for details! And the best part? It’s entirely free.

Take Amtrak to the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Experience thousands of fireworks via Amtrak to Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The East River

34th St. & FDR Dr.