Make Your 4th of July Unforgettable with These 10 Activities
Independence Day is right around the corner! If you’re not sure how to celebrate this year, don’t worry — we have a complete list of fun activities that are guaranteed to make this 4th of July the best one yet. From camping to barbecues to fireworks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
1. Have a Backyard Barbecue
It wouldn’t be an American holiday without a backyard barbecue, would it? Invite some friends or neighbors over and start up the grill to enjoy an American classic: hot dogs and hamburgers. Don’t forget to grab a speaker to play some music and get grilling!
2. Plan a Patriotic Road Trip
Take advantage of the holiday falling over a weekend this year, and plan a road trip to celebrate! Visit some places you’ve never been to and stop at some of America’s historic landmarks. What could be more fun than a road trip while learning more about American history? A few notable landmarks include the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall in Washington DC, Freedom Trail in Boston, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in New York City, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu (which may be a bit further than a road trip), just to name a few.
Sleep under the stars, sit around the campfire, and make s’mores! If there isn’t a campsite near you, setting up camp in your own backyard is just as fun. As long as you have some fun music, good food, and a campfire set up to make food, you’ll have a great time. Just don’t forget the bug spray!
4. Make a Patriotic Treat or Cocktail
5. Have a Lake or Beach Day
Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful nature that America has to offer. Grab some friends, a cooler of snacks and refreshments, and head over to spend a day on the water. Rent some tubes or a boat if you’re looking for some extra fun on the lake.
6. Attend a Firework Show
7. Throw a Themed Party - Everyone Dresses as a Historical Figure
An activity that will add extra fun to your Fourth of July party incorporates a historical theme. This will help your guest get into that extra patriotic spirit. A great suggestion for your theme is to have everyone dress up as historical figures. Imagine grilling hot dogs with Harriet Tubman and Benjamin Franklin! You can also test your knowledge of your county by playing American history games. Amazon has some American Trivia games available for ages 14 and up.
8. Shop 4th of July Sales
Learning something new about our country's history and reading stories about the past can be a great way to celebrate such a historical holiday. This Fourth of July make an activity out of learning by consciously searching up a part of history you’re not entirely familiar with. There is a lot of history that gets overlooked, so this can be a way to enlighten yourself and those around you about everything that happened for us to get to where we are now.
Whether you decide to do some shopping or go all out and plan a family field day, these 10 activities will make your Fourth of July celebration unforgettable!