Take a trip to see the original documents
Our country was founded on the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. At the National Archives in Washington DC you can see the real, original copies of all three.
Volunteer at your neighborhood fair
Spending your day giving back to the community is a great way to spend the holiday. If you have a talent for face painting, braiding hair or doing henna, consider offering to help out at your town’s Fourth of July Fair.
Go for a swim
Take a dip in the pool during the warmest month of the year. Bonus points if you rep our country by wearing an American-themed swimsuit.
Bake with your mom and sisters
There are so many cute red, white and blue recipes that are perfect for the holiday! Grab your mom and sisters and spend some quality time together celebrating the stars and stripes.
Fire up the grill and invite some friends over. There’s no better way to celebrate the land that we love than with hotdogs and hamburgers.
Play a game of football with you dad and brothers
Celebrate the holidays and take advantage of the warm weather by playing one of America’s favorite sports with your favorite guys.
Watch (or host) a firework display
Fireworks are arguably one of the best parts of the Fourth of July. Find a firework display somewhere near your house or head to the Firecracker Stand so you can host one of your own.
Light up the sky with sparklers
If fireworks aren’t permitted in your state or if you just want something fun to do as the night is winding down, grab a pack of sparklers from your grocery store and watch them burn.
Attend a concert
So many musicians have concerts on the Fourth of July and many of them even come with a built in firework display! Hurry and get your tickets!
Attend a baseball game
What could be better than America’s favorite pastime and fireworks? Head to see your favorite team play and watch as the big win finishes off with a firework show.
Attend a Fourth of July parade
Fourth of July parades are a classic way to celebrate the holiday. Find out if there’s one in your town or drive to the nearest historic town or city to watch it go down.
Have a lake day
Rent a ski boat or grab your Eno and head to the lake near your house. Bring friends and a picnic lunch along to make for a really great day enjoying the land of the free.
Visit a loved one that defended our country