10 Fun Activities to Do on the 4th of July

Celebrate America's birthday with these festive ideas.

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Whether you organize a neighborhood block party or gather a few close friends and family members for a backyard barbecue, these ideas are guaranteed to make this your best Independence Day yet.

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Block Party

What better way to bring your neighbors together than buy organizing an old-school block party? Prepare potluck dishes, plan for all the neighborhood kids, and end the night with sparklers to light up the street.

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Fireworks Show

It isn't a 4th of July celebration without fireworks! Watch the sky light up with the entire family by attending a .

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4th of July Crafts

Plan a holiday-themed DIY project with the kids to deck out your home in red, white, and blue, like one of these cute wreath projects.

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Game Day

Take your family out to the neighborhood park for some friendly competition, or nab tickets to a game at your closest ballpark.

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4th of July Parade

Wake up early and put on your patriotic best, because if your town is hosting a 4th of July parade, you'll want front row seats! 

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Screen an Outdoor Movie

Skip the crowded theaters and  in your backyard! You can watch patriotic classics like Yankee Doodle Dandy or Independence Day.

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Patriotic Getaway

Plan some weekend sightseeing with the family by stopping at on July 4. From the Liberty Bell to the Grand Canyon, there's plenty of bucket-list worthy spots that will make you feel even more proud to be an American.

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Sing Along

Looking to share some 4th of July spirit with your little ones? Take out some drums and other makeshift instruments so they can all sing along to some American classics from "The Star Spangled Banner" to "This Land Is Your Land."

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Summer Cookout

Speaking of food, why not impress your family and friends with a summer cookout? Take out the grill and be sure to plan delicious dishes that can feed a large crowd. Check out our favorite cookout recipes.

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