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Social distancing doesn't mean distance yourself from others without socializing at all. You can still have a safe and fun Fourth of July with your immediate family and a handful of friends. We've compiled a couple of fun ideas for July 4th. 

Learn the 4th

Don't celebrate without understanding why you're celebrating the red, white and blue. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States which commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer ruled by Britain and were declared, free and independent.


Red, White & Blue

Decorate your home with plenty of red, white and blue decor. You can find plenty of festive decor for the fourth of July at the Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart and Target. Search those bargain bins for mini-American flags, star spangled cups, plates, napkins and more.  

Fire Up the Grill 

It's the perfect time to get outdoors and barbecue. Nothing quite says fourth of July like a hot dog. Grill your hot dogs to perfection and then top with your favorite condiments. For an extra flair set up a hot dog bar so you can try out new flavor combinations. Go beyond ketchup and mustard. Try fun toppings like coleslaw, guacamole, jalapenos and more. 



Turn your backyard into the perfect place to get active. Kick around a soccer ball or play some catch. Toss the football or play an old-fashioned game of hide and seek. Check out our related article, 20 FUN Things To Do On Summer Nights, for great ideas to fill the evening while you wait for the sky to light up!


Light It Up 

Turn your eyes to the sky for firework displays. Find out if there is a drive-in style fireworks show where you can park outside and tune into a local radio station for festive music during the display! This helps maintain social distancing as you celebrate the fourth. If you live outside of the city limits and are planning your own fireworks fun, make sure you do so safely. 


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