fourth of july

The most wonderful way to spend the Fourth of July is making memories with your loved ones and planning out the festivities for your family’s Independence Day can be almost as much fun as the actual day itself. There are so many fantastic ways to keep everyone feeling happy and excited all the celebration long!

Family Beach Day

Spending the 4th of July at the beach with your family is the perfect blend of summer day and night activities all in one place. Consider a beach with shops and restaurants nearby to keep everyone entertained, especially if you plan on staying for the whole day and into the evening. If there aren’t any shops or restaurants around your local beach, pack a picnic and something to keep the kids busy, like a Frisbee or football.

Fourth of July Community Celebrations

Independence Day is an exciting time in many communities to proudly put on their annual outdoor community celebrations. This is the perfect place to spend the day celebrating with your family. With plenty of food, entertainment, and other families from the community to mingle with, the fun is sure to keep going all day and into the night.



A timeless favorite activity 4th of July is watching the 4th of July parade. Gather the family together to watch together and wave as the firetrucks go by. Bring small flags for the kids to wave or wear matching family tees while on the parade sidelines.

Camping Under The Stars

Camping with your family is a great way to bond and spend time reconnecting with nature. This can be done in the comfort of your own backyard, but if you don’t want to miss out on seeing fireworks this year, many camping grounds put on their own displays! Be sure you have your Camping With Kids Checklist and book a spot in advance so your 4th of July plans are seamless.

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Home Base Is The Place

Dealing with the crowds on a hot summer day can sound daunting, especially with the whole family in tow. Staying at home together to celebrate this year can actually be a lot of fun! Cook yummy food, have a water balloon fight and get some glow sticks for the kids when the sun goes down. A bonfire and some marshmallows for s’mores will really make the night special.

Regardless of where you end up spending your Fourth of July, the most important element of any holiday is being together with family. Togetherness is an opportunity to bond and create memories to keep for many years of celebrating ahead.