It can be hard to come up with 4th of July traditions, so we hope this list helps you plan your July 4th.
4th of July Tradition #1 - Play Bingo
This is a great activity to do if you have kids. It can be played indoors or outdoors.
2. Make A Festive Dessert
I love making a 4th of July dessert every year to enjoy after dinner or after fireworks. This list of vegan 4th of July desserts will help you find one to make.
3. Do Your Own Fireworks
I prefer going to a firework show, but if you want to, you can purchase fireworks and set them off yourself. This is a tradition that Americans love to do. Just make sure it's legal to do them in your area first.
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4. Make Red, White & Blue Tie Dye Shirts
You can make these with your family and wear them together for the summer holiday. This video will teach you how to make them.
5. Host A BBQ
This is a classic tradition for Independence in the United States.
6. Put Out Your American Flag
Show how patriotic you are by hanging your American flag up outside your house.
7. Play Baseball
Some families or friends get together for a game of baseball during the day.
8. Wear Red, White & Blue
You can get a cute flag shirt, or you can put together a whole red, white, and blue outfit. This post will help you with outfit ideas.
9. Go To A Festival
A lot of communities have festivals on the 4th of July or close to it.
10. Sing American Songs
There are a lot of classic American songs you can sing like This Land is Your Land, Proud To Be An American, or the Star-Spangled Banner.
11. Go Swimming
The 4th of July is usually a really hot day. Beat the heat by going swimming.
12. Learn About the 4th of July
You can brush up on the history of our country for yourself or teach your kids about the American revolution and John Adams.
13. Do A Scavenger Hunt
Moritz Fine Designs has a scavenger hunt for kids that you can do.
14. Have an Eating Contest
You could get everyone together and have people join to do a pie eating contest, or you can do whatever food you want.
15. Go on a Picnic
Pack some lunches and head to the park for a picnic. You can throw a frisbee or football while you're there.
16. Make a Red, White & Blue Drink
There's nothing more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot day. Make a festive red, white, and blue one like this one from Crafty Morning.
17. Go to Your Local 4th of July Parade
Tons of cities have a 4th of July parade in the morning. Check out your cities website for events like this.
18. Make a 4th of July Craft
Making a craft a few weeks before a holiday is so much fun! I like to make them early so that I can put them up in my home and enjoy them before the holiday. I love this patriotic burlap banner from See Vanessa Craft.
19. Go to a Firework Show
Look up firework shows in your area to see where they are. If you're in Utah, we love the fireworks show at Thanksgiving Point. This is my favorite way to celebrate the fourth.