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All the Celebrities Featured on the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Special

It was a star-studded affair. 

By Christopher Rosa
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The dazzling pyrotechnics may be the draw of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks special each year, but the celebrity guests really make the event sparkle. And this year is no exception. 

For over 40 years, Macy's has helped ring in the 4th of July by delivering a spellbinding fireworks show, and this year, it's upped the ante by adding two Hosts for the function: Hot Wheels™: Ultimate Challenge’s Rutledge Wood and Access Hollywood and American Ninja Warrior's Zuri Hall.

They're just two of several famous faces you'll see on the NBC special. Read details, below: 

All the celebrities featured on the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks special

In addition to Wood and Hall, Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Ja Rule, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, and LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip & The Roots will all perform during the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks special. You'll also see fun segments throughout the show starring Lopez vs. Lopez stars George and Mayan LopezQuantum Leap's Raymond Lee, Caleb McLaughlin, athletes Jordan Chiles, Konnor McClain, and Shilese Jones, and the non-profit Dance to Unite.

Split image of Mayan Lopez with her dad, George Lopez, and Raymond Lee

When and where to watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks special

The fun goes down between 8-10 p.m. ET on NBC with a repeat happening between 10-11 p.m. ET. The special will also be simulcast on Peacock from 8-10 pm ET. Check your local listings for more details.   

“This year’s Macy’s Fireworks celebration will be nothing short of showstopping,” said Will Coss, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “Millions of spectators come together every year to witness the spectacular performance along the East River and we are ready to deliver a high-flying, jaw-dropping fireworks display that will fill the night sky with color, light, shapes, and thunderous sound. Paired with a score featuring American classics, this year’s celebration will honor trailblazers that have forged our past, present, and future.”

Fireworks explode over the new York City Skyline

“Every year this remarkable telecast manages to both inspire and awe audiences, lighting up the New York skyline with a fireworks display that’s second to none,” said NBCUniversal Entertainment and Streaming's executive vice president of live event and specials, Jen Neal, in a statement. “It’s this type of live programming event that unites us as a country and makes both our NBC and Peacock brands so unique.”