There’s no fixed way to celebrate Independence Day. If you feel like going out and joining the festivities with others, go right ahead. Otherwise, there’s really nothing wrong with lounging around the house and just spending the day relaxing and maybe catching up on your favorite book. However, if you feel up to celebrating the day with something a little less mundane and typical, here are a few suggestions that might just get you fired up:
Find and Enjoy a Fireworks Show
There’s nothing like watching beautiful blooms of fireworks light up the night sky this coming Independence Day. Even the most hardened of hearts are sure to melt at the bright magical sight high above, and it’s a great way to celebrate the occasion with everyone else.
This year, you can visit Fair St. Louis for awesome fireworks action, musical acts, tons of family activities and air shows. The event will span across 2 1/2 days, and you can expect thousands of St. Louisans at the Arch to celebrate America’s Biggest Birthday Party. It’s a free for all event, so don’t hesitate to show up to enjoy an epic bash for all.
Venue: Gateway Arch National Park, 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102
Time & Date: 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (4 July), 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (5 July), 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (6 July)
Host a BBQ Party
It’s going to be hot outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging in a favorite activity that produces delicious food, right? Make it a grand affair by inviting everyone over. To make it even better, you can always make it a potluck event where everyone gets to bring along something yummy for the grill and table.
Celebrate by the Beach
Since summer is almost upon us, you might already be planning to refresh your body and mind at a lake or beach this Independence Day. It definitely makes a lot of sense since the temperature is bound to sizzle, but if you’re hoping to have the entire place more or less to yourself, you’ll want to look up more secluded areas. However, you should also be prepared for longer traveling distances if that’s the case.
Show Your Pride
If you’ve been wondering what to wear to commemorate the occasion, you can definitely draw inspiration from the many tutorials and guides online. After all, red, white and blue are the most popular colors on display, and there are tons of people sharing their ideas with the world. However, if a whole ensemble of bright colors is just not your preference, you can always choose to go with a more subtle palette by incorporating just one or two colors instead of all three in your look.
Eat Your Favorite America’s Iconic Foods
So, what if you already eat hot dogs and burgers on a regular basis? We’re talking about America’s iconic foods that have taken over the world by storm, and this Independence Day, this is a great opportunity to indulge in all your favorite American fare, because it’s just truly marvelous (and must we say, absolutely delicious).
For those looking to dine out, just head on over to The Shaved Duck located on Virginia Avenue. Here, you’ll get to experience true rustic American cuisine prepped and prepared to perfection. You’ll get to choose from a wide variety of fresh local meats and taste bud zingers prepared from scratch. In fact, if you’re looking to enjoy as much of their amazing menu as possible, you might just want to round up everyone to bring along with you.
Venue: 2900 Virginia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118
Opening Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (4 July)
Spend Time with Family
Rather than staying cooped up at home all alone, the 4th of July is a great opportunity to get together with family members you haven’t hung out with in a while. Everyone’s looking to relax and just chill, so meeting up and doing activities together is a great way to catch up and bond. Make it an indoor session with games and food for lots of laughs and fun. Otherwise, you can also plan to meet somewhere else like at other fun events in St. Louis.
Go on Vacation
This year, Independence Day falls on a Thursday, so that does give you a little more leeway for a longer trip if you take the Friday off. You don’t necessarily need to book a plane or travel to another country to get away, but you’ll want to remember to plan and make your bookings in advance as last-minute prices could skyrocket. Ultimately though, your vacation destination should focus on relaxation and refreshing your mind and body.
Decorate Your House
Get into a festive mood this coming 4th of July by decorating your home with the American flag and the nation’s three iconic colors. You can go all out by declaring your love for the nation both on the exterior and interior of your home, but if you’re looking for something a little subtler, you can focus on red, white and blue color accents indoors instead. For gatherings and get-togethers, you can also liven up the atmosphere with 4th of July cups, plates, and napkins.
Watch a Parade
When it comes to a festive atmosphere, there’s nothing quite like a parade in the streets. There are tons to take in and enjoy, and this usually includes marching bands, fire trucks, floats, and other community groups. You can always make it a fun day outing with family members and friends, and there will definitely be a whole lot of other activities to mark this special occasion as well.
The V.P. of St. Louis has been the proud producer of America’s Birthday Parade since 1878, so you can be sure that it’ll be a hit this time round as well. The theme this year is “We The People!”, and the parade with start off at the intersection of 20th and Market Street. Just like every other year, you can expect lots of exciting features, and this time there will be top marching bands from across the region, lots of helium-filled character balloons, as well as many beautifully designed floats.
Venue: Starts at Market & 20th Street
Time & Date: Starts at 9:30 a.m. (4 July)
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