July 4th Fireworks TV Listings

Pictured: Keith Lockhart conducted the Boston Pops on July 4, 2008 during The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.
Pictured: Keith Lockhart conducted the Boston Pops on July 4, 2008 during The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. –Stu Rosner

Does the weather have you planning on staying in for the Fourth? If you still want to join in on the celebration, check out these Independence Day-themed TV listings and get your fireworks fill.

8 p.m.(Note: channel numbers are for Comcast Standard Cable)

WGBH, Channel 2: ‘A Capitol Fourth’ (Live)

Tom Bergeron will host the Washginton, D.C. celebration featuring performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt, Kelli O’Hara, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams will unveil “a special arrangement of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’’’ during the event. The live broadcast will run until 9:30 p.m. with an encore broadcast follow. via TVGuide.com


WBZ, Channel 4: ‘Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular’ (Live)

Hosted by Lisa Hughes and Jonathan Elias, the WBZ broadcast will run from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., featuring The Boston Pops who will be joined by The Beach Boys, New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre, Broadway star Megan Hilty, the cast of “Phantom of the Opera’’ (playing through July 20 at the Boston Opera House), and the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Note: The event is now scheduled for July 3 due to weather. This broadcast will be available to stream online as well. Visit WBZ’s website for more information. via WBZTV.com

WHDH, Channel 7: ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

“America’s Got Talent’’ host Nick Cannon will take to the airwaves for a live broadcast of the NBC fireworks show set to illuminate the Brooklyn Bridge (estimated start time around 9:25 p.m.) via barges in the East River. The two-hour show will feature performances by Miranda Lambert, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, and Lionel Richie, wrapping up at 10 p.m. with an encore presentation of the special’s second hour directly to follow. via NBC.com

WGBX, Channel 16: ‘3, 2, 1, Fireworks’ (Pre-recorded)

Since most of the fireworks shows won’t take place until after 9 p.m., you might want to learn a little more about how they’re made during this special created in 2008.

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