Fourth of July from home? A guide to fireworks specials and holiday-themed movies and shows

Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY

Family barbecues and red-white-and blue Popsicles are signature parts of a festive Fourth of July. But what will this celebration look like without the live fireworks displays? 

As the country begins reopening (and re-closing) after months of coronavirus lockdowns, the world is not yet back to normal. Social distancing is still mandated, and gatherings are limited to abide by COVID-19 protocols. 

If you're wary about fireworks in person with crowds, try watching them on TV Saturday. Scroll through our list of American favorites to stream from the comfort of your own home. 

Fourth of July specials

'A Capitol Fourth'

When: 8 EDT/PDT 

WherePBS, Facebook, YouTube, NPR

This perennial special, hosted this year by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, features live fireworks from Washington, D.C., and performances by Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, Renée Fleming, The Temptations, Andy Grammer, Trace Adkins and the National Symphony Orchestra.

'iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ'

When: July 3 at 8 EDT/PDT 

WhereCW and iHeartCountry radio stations

This special, hosted by Bobby Bones, features live performances from country music artists such as Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Old Dominion.