July 01, 2021
Make this Fourth of July the best one yet
Independence Day, a.k.a. the Fourth of July, is a time for celebrating in red, white and blue. While traditions tend to change overtime, some things will always be part of this patriotic holiday: good food, drinks, fireworks, games and spending time with loved ones. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this upcoming Fourth of July, here are some ideas.
Spend the Day Outside
Fourth of July arrives during the perfect time of year—just when summer starts to heat up. With the warm weather calling your name, why not gather family and spend the day outside? Grab your portable grill, pack a cooler and set up at the beach for a day of fun in the sun. As an alternative, you can also choose to picnic at the neighborhood park. Want to avoid the crowds? Extend the holiday for a few days of camping out in nature or simply BBQ in your backyard with your favorite people. You can even project a movie outside when the sun goes down using Panoramic wifi.
Speaking of BBQ—it’s not the Fourth without some good grub. Hot dogs, hamburgers and marinated chicken are all staples of this holiday. Don’t forget to throw some veggies on the grill too for a well-balanced meal. If you’re looking for more variety, make it a potluck. Have your friends and family bring over their favorite dishes for a whole spread of delicious food.
Decorate With Red, White and Blue
Embrace the spirit of the holiday by decorating your home in red, white and blue. This can include festive cups, plates, banners and tablecloths. You can even take it one step further and paint your lawn with a patriotic display using construction marking paint, which you can easily wash off after the festivities are over. If you’re going to be out and about, put on your favorite red, white and blue outfit to kick things off.
In between eating and catching up with friends, get everyone involved in a game. You can play some good old fashion American sports, such as baseball or football to stir up some friendly competition. If you’re at the beach or park, start a game of volleyball or throw a frisbee around. If sports aren’t really your thing, there are other ways to get involved. Eating competitions, for example, are always popular at Fourth of July events. If you’re feeling hungry, recreate Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest and put your gut to the test.
Enjoy the Fireworks
It isn't a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks! Watch the sky light up with the entire family by attending a local show. Check your city council website to see where fireworks will be displayed near you, then grab the family and find a scenic place to watch and close out the celebrations.