fun things to do on the 4th of july

Are you excited for the 4th of July? Are you unsure about how to commemorate the occasion? Has the pandemic complicated or canceled your plans? Well, there’s good news for you.

Let’s go through 7 fun things to do on the 4th of July, even if you’re still stuck in quarantine at home!

1. Bring The Great Outdoors to Your Own Backyard

It might be more difficult than usual this year to host your own block party or head to the beach. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the outdoors during the 4th of July.

If you have a backyard, you can set up a backyard campout or cookout with your family. And, depending on the rules of your city or state, you still may be able set off your own fireworks for your own personal show! If you have access to sand, you can set up a beach in your backyard and truly recreate a traditional 4th of July in your own home.

These are just a few of the many options you have open to you — with themed lights, teenyboppers, lapel pins, and more, the sky is the limit!

2. Livestream the Fireworks

Fireworks are a major part of the 4th of July. While you may not be able to see them in person this year, you might be able to still view them online! Livestreaming fireworks is a totally valid option for you to do for the 4th of July this year.

You can also stream fireworks displays from years past, so you can pick out a show that’s truly impressive and unusual. Hey, you can even download a Youtube playlist and enjoy the fireworks all day and all night!

3. Eat Your Heart Out

Of course, there’s no greater American pastime than enjoying your 4th of July snacks. And, there’s no reason that has to change! You can create a multicultural feast out of your local takeout locations. And, that way you’ll also be able to support local small businesses and boost the economy!

For a more classic choice you can always grill hamburgers and hotdogs (or veggie burgers and veggie dogs, if that’s your preference). There are so many approaches you can take, just take your preferences and limitations in mind when preparing your 4th of July feast!

4. Make It A Theme Night

There are so many different classic 4th of July themed movies, television shows, and music. So, why not curate a festival for your 4th of July this year? You can even go with generally patriotic content, instead of media that’s specifically 4th of July themed.

We’ll make it simpler for you — let’s go down some of the best 4th of July themed content you can sample now: 

  • All The President’s Men
  • Captain America
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • Independence Day
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Girls Trip
  • A League of Their Own
  • Hidden Figures
  • Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
  • One Day At A Time (Either the reboot or the original!)

Those are just a sampling of suggestions for your 4th of July binge — there’s so much more out there for you to enjoy!

5. Make Some Arts and Crafts

If you want to get especially creative (or entertain some children) why not make some 4th of July themed crafts for your holiday this year?

You can try red, white, and blue tie-dye to truly soak in the day. Or, you can make Uncle Sam hats for some Instagram-worthy photoshoots! the sky is really the limit when it comes to arts and crafts, especially when you have the internet at your disposal. You can even get masks, hats, and swords to create your own 4th of July themed costumes!

6. Play Some Games

To get a little more active, why not try some physical or mental games for this 4th of July? That way, you’ll be able to work out your body and your mind this year. If you’ve got enough outdoor space, try one of the many variations of tag, basketball, or (America’s national game) baseball!

If you’re a little more limited, try out some hide n’ seek, a board game, or one of the Jackbox games! And, if your group is a little order, there are thousands of drinking games you can try out. There’s not exactly a shortage of games, so you should be able to entertain yourself and your family for the entire holiday!

7. Make It Virtual

If you’re looking for a way to take your 4th of July plans into the social distancing area, why not take it online? There are tons of different video conferencing applications and software that you can use, so that you can take your patriotic plans into the virtual space.

Some programs will even allow you to project virtual backgrounds, which you can curate to be 4th of July themed. The American flag, Mount Rushmore, and the Grand Canyon are just some of the backgrounds you can use!

There are many different options with tons of features, so you’ll have to look into them and experiment to see what’s best for your purposes.

There Are So Many Fun Things to Do On The 4th of July

The above are just a few of the fun things to do on the 4th of July. There are so many options available to you! Just do your research, be creative, and plan appropriately, and you’ll have an amazing day.

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