Perhaps expected but disappointing nonetheless, most Fourth of July celebrations are canceled this year. But what’s the Fourth without fireworks? Fortunately, technology will save us once again as cities across the U.S. have thoughtfully planned virtual celebrations. From live stream fireworks in New York to a virtual concert in Chicago, check out the information below for where you can get your July 4th fix this weekend.


Freedom Trail, July 2
Available online resources to learn more about the Freedom Trail.

A Boston Pops Salute, July 4 at 8pm
Honoring our frontline healthcare workers and those we’ve lost due to the pandemic.


Chosen Few DJ’s Virtual Concert, July 4
Virtual house music concert for the duration of the day.

“SummerDance in Place” → virtual salsa dancing lessons, July 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Grand Park Orchestra Independence Day Salute, July 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m.


Miami Beach Virtual Fourth of July, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Miami Beach virtual fireworks display with music from New World Symphony.

The City of North Miami virtual “Independence Day Tribute”, July 4 at 6 p.m. on their Facebook page.

New York City Tristate Area

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Macy’s show is now split into five different 5-minute firework displays, each at an unspecified time and unspecified location throughout this week from Monday-the holiday. A recap of the show and a grand finale from the Empire State Building will be aired nationally on NBC.


Welcome America Festival, July 4, various times on NBC10
Wawa Welcome America July 4th Pre-show from 12-7 p.m.
Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Concert at 8 p.m. on NBC10

Washington, D.C.

Virtual celebration with the National Archives, July 4 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Includes a traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence

Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade “Virtual”

A Capitol Fourth broadcast on PBS, July 4, 8-9:30 p.m.