A Capitol Fourth

  • Fireworks over the Capitol building, Washington, D.C.

Live From the Nation's Capital

A Capitol Fourth

35th Anniversary

Monday, July 4, 2016

35th Anniversary

Live on PBS From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol!

Monday, July 4, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET

Nicole Scherzinger sings the National Anthem on the 2015 A Capitol Fourth.

Celebrating 35 spectacular years on the air, A Capitol Fourth kicked off the country’s 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza that puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. America’s favorite Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network.

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