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How to watch Fourth of July fireworks from your sofa

See bombs bursting in air this Independence Day at home

San Francisco 2013 New Year Firework - CA 2013 Photo by Getty Images

As San Francisco waits to see if this year’s Fourth of July will be another foggy affair—Karl’s frequent Independence Day appearance usually obscures the pyrotechnics—the city’s fireworks display will get under way tonight at 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks will set off from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39 along Fisherman’s Wharf. Thousands upon thousands of people will gather to see the annual spectacle.

But if you don’t want to watch the fireworks in person—consider the traffic headache and Muni reroutes, as well as the partly cloudy skies predicted for the holiday—you can still catch the colorful, fiery display on TV.

Check out KRON 4 at 9 p.m. for their annual live fireworks special.

You can also stream it live on multiple devices on—or watch it here:

However, if you still want to see the fireworks minus the crowds, vantage points can be found all over the city if you’re okay with doing a little hiking and carting around a blanket and provisions.

You could also see non-sanctioned fireworks displays in the Mission. Sadly, those fireworks will not be aired live on TV.

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