With the Fourth of July just around the corner, there are lots of ways you can show your patriotism and celebrate everything USA. With all the options, it can be hard to decide exactly what you should do. If you’re at a loss for what to do on the Fourth, but want to plan something easy and fun with your family and friends, read these fun 3 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.
These 3 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July are guaranteed to get you in patriotic spirits.
Coordinate a Block Party
There’s nothing quite like gathering all of your family and friends to enjoy good food and amazing company. Coordinate with your friends and neighbors to amp up your typical backyard BBQ and throw a full on cook-out block party in your backyard or neighborhood.
If you’re worried about hosting the day’s holiday festivities, a block party is a great way to divvy up the responsibilities. To make coordinating easier, start up a google doc where people can list what they are contributing so you don’t end up with a hundred buns and six hot dogs. Add some American classics to your music playlist to really kick festivities up a notch and keep people entertained. Lastly, what would a block party be without red, white, and blue decorations and balloons?
As a long-held Fourth of July tradition, watching fireworks is a great way to join in on holiday festivities, and is entertaining for both children and adults. As the Fourth of July begins to come to a close, fireworks are an inspiring way to wrap up all the festivities of the day. Sometimes, the local fireworks site even has all-day activities planned like concerts, inflatables, and food vendors to keep you busy while waiting for the firework show. You can usually check your local city’s website to find out where fireworks will be held for the evening, or even stock up on some of your own to set off and be the life of the neighborhood. Just be sure to check your local city ordinances first for rules about personal fireworks.
Camp In A National Park
Going off the grid and taking in the natural beauty of a national park is a great way to appreciate all that our country has to offer. National parks have so much intrinsic value and are sure to inspire you with their untouched beauty. When camping in a national park, you catch a small glimpse into America’s history and how people used to live, which puts your life into perspective in turn. National parks also help educate you on conservation and the natural wonders of our land, so you can live more sustainably. After all, being outside is the epitome of freedom! Stay close to home to visit a local National Park, or visit one of the famous ones like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone.