Show off your bartending skills by mixing some patriotic cocktails in honor of the U.S.A.
It's America's birthday, which calls for a special meal to celebrate. Whip up an incredible multi-course dinner for your family that both kids and adults will enjoy.
Grab your and head for the nearest patch of grass. Whether it's in your backyard or a local park, it's the best time of year to enjoy a simple alfresco meal with your family. (Hey, maybe you can even convince your kids to turn off their cell phones!)
Have a blast this 4th of July by finding a community fireworks show to watch. If you won't be able to see any fireworks from where you're spending the holiday, are always a good idea, especially for the kiddos.
Want to teach the kids about our nation's history? There's no better place to learn than Washington, D.C. You can visit museums and attend the to take in the fireworks.
Show your patriotic spirit by whipping up some tasty. It's a fun way to get your kids helping in the kitchen if you're baking for dozens of guests.
Round up the troops and head down to Main Street, wearing your best red, white, and blue threads to watch your town's 4th of July parade.
Don't feel like staying in town for the 4th of July? Head to your favorite lake or beach—there's nothing like spending a day off relaxing by the water!
might just be one of the most American 4th of July traditions out there. If you can't make it to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York to see the contest live, the event also airs on ESPN on July 4—or stage a family hot dog eating contest of your own in your backyard!
Take your family out to the ballgame! Summer days and baseball games go hand-in-hand, and whether you live in a major metropolis or a small town, chances are you're never far from a baseball game. Even though it's a holiday, major and minor league baseball teams still have games on the 4th of July.
Decorate your entire home (inside and out) with. Get the whole family to pitch in and make their own statement piece.
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