Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July can be a lot of fun.  Often, the holiday is celebrated outdoors with a cookout.  While many people go outside only to watch fireworks displays or even fire off their own, there are many other things you can do outdoors on the Fourth of July for fun.

Cookouts are an Independence Day tradition for many families.  Dad would fire up the grill and cook hamburgers, hotdogs, and other food.  While many people cook outdoors, most people prefer to eat inside because of the heat and the bugs.  However, if you have a picnic table and a shady spot, you might enjoy eating outdoors.  If you don’t want to eat your whole meal outside, wait until the fireworks show begins and take some snacks out with you, such as some cool, refreshing watermelon.

Even if you don’t eat outside, you can have some outdoor fun during the afternoon or early evening.  Outdoor games can be great for the entire family.  Kids enjoy doing daytime fireworks like Black Cats and smoke bombs, too.  Even little kids can get into the fun with the small poppers that they throw on the ground and, later, sparklers.

If you don’t do fireworks yourself, many local communities put on firework shows.  If you can’t see them from your home, head out to a good spot and take your lawn chairs and coolers.  Sit back and enjoy the show!