Aren't you excited? There is less than a month left to go before the 4th of July. We will be celebrating another new holiday. Independence Day originally commemorated the American Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on 4 July 1776. Now Independence Day is usually accompanied by fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, and family gatherings.
The 4th of July is like a milestone in the middle of the year. It represents the hot summer days and the changing of the seasons. It also celebrates hard-won freedom and a great country. Especially after a day of enjoying good food. As night falls, watch the fireworks in the sky with someone you love. It will be the happiest of moments. Everyone has a different way of spending Independence Day. If you haven't got a clue yet, here's a list of doable activities waiting for you to pick from.
Host a backyard party
It's a time for family gatherings, and what could be better than a private party? If you want a formal style, have invitations ready. There can be a lot of mosquitoes outdoors in the summer, so the outdoor dining space must be mosquito-proof. Apart from mosquito repellent spray, a screen canopy is also a protective measure. The mesh side walls keep the ventilation in and prevent mosquitoes, ensuring that the party runs successfully.
In terms of food, it's even better if it's a backyard barbecue party. Set up the grill and have plenty of beer and food ready to go. Spend Independence Day in a most relaxed way by chatting with your family while you barbecue. Ribs, hot dogs, and burgers are the most classic party food that never goes out of style.
The basic rules of partying are to keep guests hydrated. Enough wine, water, and ice will make the party last longer.
Decorate your home
How can you have Independence Day without themed decorations? Independence Day decorations are usually themed by the color of the flag. If you don't want to go over the top, such as a large flag on your doorstep. Try a miniature flag, in a potted plant or a vase on the table. Red, white and blue colored strips can be hung on the terrace or in the windows. These three colors can also be incorporated into the flowers. Choose a mix of flowers in all three colors and place them in your front garden. The tablecloths can also be mixed and matched to suit the theme. Don't forget to also use the element of stars, which is perfect for any style of home. These are all very simple and affordable decorating suggestions. They are not exaggerated but still fit the theme.
Enjoying the nature
People don't usually think about spending Independence Day outdoors. But in fact, it is a great way to relieve your stress. Choose your favorite park or campsite. Have a picnic or camp with your family. Enjoy the beauty of nature and immerse yourself in it then relax. These natural landscapes will be breathtaking. It will also give you a sense of the good moments in life. Of course, when you come outdoors it is even more important to be aware of the weather and mosquitoes. Take your pop-up canopy with netting to protect you from the sun and water whilst also providing a comfortable space. Make sure your holiday is free from mosquitoes.
Take a boat trip
Many cities have boat trips on Independence Day. This will save you a lot of hassle. You can enjoy the fireworks directly from the boat. Many boat trips also offer meals and drinks. If you are in New York, you can take the Liberty Belle, which boards at Pier 36 on South Street and departs at 5:30 p.m. The boat will pass by the Manhattan skyline and then watch the Macy's fireworks show. Prices start at $290 and there will be a DJ playing music and a meal and drinks on board.
If you are located in California, you can choose Yacht America in San Diego Bay. Will embark from 5 pm and depart at 6 pm. The boats will then parade toward downtown San Diego, displaying the county's largest American flag. Afterward, it will sail to a premium location directly below the Big Bay Boom fireworks extravaganza. Boat tickets cost $150 for adults and $95 for children. Louisville also has a cruise, departing on the Belle at 8 pm to watch the fireworks.
Outdoor music festival
Outdoor concerts are also a way to spend quality time together. There is a Blossom Music Festival in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Music will be offered on the 3rd and 4th of July. Boston also hosts an Independence Day festival and the concert will be held at the Hatch Memorial Shell. There are also different musical events in New York, and the Central Park Summer Stage features a different artist almost every day. Note that there is a fee for the events on the 3rd and 6th. After the concerts, you can head to the fireworks show.
Watch the fireworks
Finally, it was time for the most popular fireworks show. To the grand fireworks and the spectacular view. It feels like all the worries have dissipated at once. Try taking a photo under the beautiful fireworks, it will be one of the coolest photos ever. In case you're wondering, many cities have different locations for fireworks shows. Here are just a few of them to choose from, depending on your city.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles celebrates the 4th of July every year with a movie and post-movie fireworks. The gates usually open at 7.15 pm and the film starts at 9 pm. You can have a picnic while watching the film and then enjoy the fireworks. In Washington DC, it's the Independence Day fireworks over Capitol Hill that many people head to the National Mall to watch. Philadelphia's fireworks will start at 9.30 pm. They will be held from Eakins Oval to Logan Circle. The fireworks display is a traditional Independence Day event. Such a magnificent sight is the perfect way to spend our holiday.