50 fun July 4th activities to celebrate America’s birthday

By: Sarah Lemire | • PUBLISHED: May 29th, 2024

With fireworks, flags and patriotic music, the Fourth of July is the event of the summer season.

Commemorating America’s independence from England, the holiday recognizes July 4, 1776, the date when the U.S. declared itself a sovereign nation, and we’ve been celebrating ever since with parades, parties and other fun Fourth of July activities.

If you’re still nailing down plans for the big day, you may be on the hunt for fun things to do on July 4th this year. To help, we’ve collected a complete list of ideas right here. Better yet, all of them are red, white and blue-tastic.