The pop star will be headlining the special along with country singer Kenny Chesney from New York City.
Why is Perry the right woman for the job?
Clearly, Perry and the largest fireworks display in the United States are a perfect match. She has no shortage of appreciation for the patriotic holiday and she has the big pyrotechnics display to thank for one of her biggest hits.
“‘Firework,’ the song, is inspired by literal fireworks,” the singer, whose documentary film Part of Me hits theatres on Thursday, July 5, says. “They always make you excited and they’re glittering and sparkling and that’s the kind of person I want to be.”
Watch more from Perry as she describes what the holiday means to her in the video above.