The 4th of July is observed as a federal holiday in the United States. After all, it’s NATION’S BIRTHDAY! Independence Day celebration is a grand and colorful affair in the country with fireworks, foods, parades, and more. Wondering how to enjoy this wonderful day? Check this out.

Known ways to celebrate Independence Day

To celebrate the grandeur of the Independence Day you can indulge yourself in the following:

1. Parades

Whether you live in a small town or a big city, you can enjoy a parade in every corner of the country on this grand occasion. Don’t miss the unique 2.5 mile Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island. You’ll just love it. It’s the oldest Independence day celebration in the country.

2. Fireworks

Celebrating freedom is incomplete without fireworks. Who doesn’t want to blow things up? If you don’t love to blow things up, give a treat to your eyes by watching awesome fireworks shows across the country. Even better, relax on your couch and enjoy the lovely fireworks on TV. Take help of the Internet to find out the live streaming time.

The list below shows some extravagant fireworks displays across the country:

  • Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks - New York City, New York. NBC will show the live streaming of the event at 8 p.m. EST.
  • National Mall 4th of July Fireworks - Washington, DC
  • Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lights on the lake - Lake Tahoe, California
  • AON summer fireworks at Navy Pier - Chicago, Illinois
  • Rockets over the river - Laughlin, Nevada

3. Fly the flag

What could be more patriotic than flying the American flag? While the US military bases would perform gun salute at noon, known as the “salute to the union”, you can observe flag hoisting in your locality.

4. Festivals

Festivals during Independence Day are totally crazy and exclusive. Besides the known attractions such as foods, music, fireworks, and concerts, Valdez in Alaska celebrates the unique Pink Salmon Festival on 4th of July. Are you visiting Alaska on July 4? If so, then don’t fail to visit the Pink Salmon Festival. I’m sure, you haven’t celebrated Independence Day like this before. If you’re a foodie and love to gobble down hot dogs, then the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York City is perfect for you.

Exclusive ways to celebrate this grand occasion

There’s more than parades, festivals, fireworks, and barbecues to celebrate Independence Day. What better can you do this Independence Day? Want to know? Have a look:

1. Read the Declaration of Independence

You can get the Declaration of Independence online. 4th of July is the ideal day to learn about this historical document. On this occasion, you can take out time to read this document. Also, you’ll understand easily as it’s not complicated.

2. Understand your duties as a citizen

As a resident or a citizen, you have some responsibilities and duties toward your country. If you want to spend this day differently, think and write about the responsibilities you want to fulfill as a citizen of the nation.

3. Pay tribute to the veterans

You should never forget that because of the veterans and service members you’ve got this chance to breathe freely. What’s better than Independence Day to pay tribute to them? You can give treats, send letters and cards to your nearest VA hospital.

4. Visit a historical site

4th July is the best time to recall history. You can do so by visiting a historical site or a national landmark. But, before you go, make sure they’re open. Some places are as follows:

  • Mark Twain House, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • French Quarter, New Orleans
  • The Brooklyn Bridge, New York
  • Independence Hall, Philadelphia
  • U.S. Capitol and the National Mall, Washington

5. Do it differently

Spend this day like never before. Watch a classic American movie, shop from American stores or products, pick some recipes by American chefs and cook them at home, and so on. Celebrate your nation this 4th July!

Celebrate freedom in Washington, DC

For those who want to visit the CAPITAL on this grand occasion, you can experience the spirit of Independence in the following ways:

  1. Visit the National Archives, where the Declaration of Independence document is on display.
  2. Tour the city in one of the Washington, DC’s Potomac River cruises.
  3. Relax at Canal Park.
  4. Join the National Building Museum’s Summer Block Party.
  5. Attend the National Independence Day Parade.
  6. Stop by Smithsonian’s National Zoo and spend this day with the animals.
  7. Visit the Washington Monument and enjoy the U.S. Air Force Max Impact Band.
  8. Make a visit to The National Portrait Gallery.
  9. Explore the National Air and Space Museum.
  10. Spend the day at the Yards Park.

So, how will you celebrate the Independence Day? Do you have a plan? If your answer is no, you can pick one from the above.

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