My Fourth of July Traditions


Happy (almost) Fourth of July! It’s SO crazy that it’s already July, right? We celebrate this holiday to celebrate our freedom here in America. But we all think of the Fourth of July as a day to barbecue spent at the pool with family and friends, and of course a night of fireworks. Even though it’s not quite like Christmas, I know a lot of people have their own traditions for this holiday. So I thought I’d share some that my family has had in years past:

Eating all the barbecue food

I know this one isn’t all that unique, but hey you can’t go wrong with barbecue, right? One year, I remember my mom went all out and got some ribs for super cheap and we basically pigged out. Every year since, I always look forward to eating all the food (especially when ribs are involved).

Watching 1776

Anyone else love this movie? Growing up, I was  HUGE musical theatre fan, so my dad made it a tradition for us to watch this movie every year on the Fourth of July. I feel like this movie should be a must for everyone since it’s a great musical that all leads up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Plus it has some super catchy songs!

Drinking…of course!

We’re not alcoholics by any means BUT my family does enjoy kicking back with a great drink on the fourth! If you know me, you’ll know that my go to is usually a craft beer, but there are some fun Fourth of July cocktails you can try too. If you’re looking for some cool ideas, check out these picks from Mix that Drink!

Heading to parades

We don’t do this one anymore, but when Ashley and I were younger, we would go to Wisconsin to visit family for the Fourth of July and we’d always go to parades there. The best part was when the floats would throw candy at us…you can;t say no to free candy as a kid!

What are some of your traditions for the fourth?

I hope all of you have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

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5 thoughts on “My Fourth of July Traditions”

  1. I’m in it for the bbq && all the rose! Used to love to go to fireworks, but now that I have a dog-I like to stay in with her! Xo

  2. We don’t really have any traditions. We do make bbq type foods to celebrate though!

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