Fourth of July 2014 is on a Friday, giving TV fans plenty of patriotic programs, and other marathons, to enjoy over the long weekend they may have.
Here are some of the notable TV viewing options for Fourth of July 2014 (all times ET):
Pawn Stars marathon — July 3 at 10am-July 4 at 3:03am on History.
Naked and Afraid marathon — July 3 at 3pm-July 4 at 3am on Discovery Channel.
The Revolutionary War marathon — July 3 at 4pm-July 5 at 10am on American Heroes Channel. Marathon of the series chronicling the war that freed America from British rule.
Dog the Bounty Hunter marathon — July 4 from 7am-4pm on A&E.
America: The Story of Us — July 4 from 7am-7pm on History. Re-airing of the miniseries that looks back at the history of the United States.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 marathon — July 4 at 8am-July 5 at 6am on BBC America.
The Game marathon — July 4 from 8am-2:30pm on BET.
Wimbledon tennis: Gentlemen’s Semifinals — July 4 live 8am-2pm on ESPN.
Ancient Aliens marathon — July 4 from 8am-11pm on H2.
Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2014 — July 4 from 8am-8pm, and July 5 from 12am-4am on Syfy. Syfy’s annual favorite marathon. Click here for list of episodes being shown this year.
The Walking Dead marathon — July 4 at 9am-July 6 at 10pm on AMC. Marathon of the first four seasons of the acclaimed and hugely popular horror drama. July 6 at 9pm will feature the premiere of a Talking Dead Season 5 preview special.
Life Below Zero marathon — July 4 at 9am-July 5 at 3am on NGC.
World Cup Quarterfinal Match: France vs. Germany — July 4 live at 12pm on ESPN2.
The Declaration of Independence — July 4 at 1pm on TCM. This brief 1938 drama about the signing of America’s founding document won an Oscar for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).
1776 — July 4 at 1:30pm on TCM. The 1972 film version of the musical about the Founding Fathers.
2014 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest — July 4 at 2pm on ESPN2.
Fast N’ Loud marathon — July 4 at 3pm-July 5 at 3am on Discovery Channel.
Criminal Minds marathon — July 4 at 4pm-July 5 at 4:02am on A&E.
World Cup Quarterfinal Match: Brazil vs. Colombia — July 4 live at 4pm on ESPN.
Yankee Doodle Dandy — July 4 at 4:15pm on TCM. James Cagney won an Oscar in the starring role in this 1942 musical biopic about the life of composer George M. Cohan.
American Pickers marathon — July 4 at 7pm-July 5 at 4:02am on History.
Captain America: The First Avenger — July 4 at 8pm & 10:30pm on FX. Chris Evans plays Cap in this rollicking, star-spangled 2011 comic-book adventure film that introduced the hero into the Marvel Movie Universe.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular — July 4 at 8pm ET/PT (encore at 10pm highlighting the second hour of the special) on NBC. Nick Cannon hosts this two-hour special that features musical performances and fireworks illuminating lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Performers include Enrique Iglesias, Zac Brown Band, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie.
A Capitol Fourth 2014 — July 4 at 8pm; replay at 9:30pm on PBS (check local listings). Tom Bergeron hosts this annual celebration of America’s birthday from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert features performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara. They are joined by the National Symphony Orchestra. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of America’s national anthem, composer John Williams will debut a special arrangement for orchestra and chorus of “The Star Spangled Banner” with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Joint Armed Forces Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.
2014 Tour de France — NBC Sports coverage begins July 5 at 6am. Click here for complete schedule.
Wimbledon tennis: Ladies’ Final — July 5 live 9am-3pm on ESPN (replay 3pm-6pm on ABC).
World Cup Quarterfinal match: Argentina vs. Belgium — July 5 live at 12pm on ABC.
World Cup Quarterfinal match: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica — July 5 live at 4pm on ESPN.
A Capitol Fourth: Courtesy of Capital Concerts
America: The Story of Us — © AETN Credit: Charlie Sperring
Captain America: The First Avenger — © 2010 MVL Film Finance LLC.
Ariana Grande rehearsing for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: Virginia Sherwood/NBC