Happy 4th of July!
I love this holiday! It’s always been a blast for me since I was little. There’s always a lot to do (which I like) and it is low-stress (which I LOVE). I wanted to share a list of my favorite things to do over 4th of July weekend. Majority of them are low cost and so fun to do with the whole family or a group of friends!
Watch the parade
I am not usually a “crowds” person but I love the parade that goes through my town. Everyone goes all out and if you have little kids, they will love it! Make sure to get there early to get a nice patch of shade. Don’t forget the sunscreen and lots of water!
Swim the day away!
Water is my happy place. Whenever I can be in the sun, I’m good! It’s such a nice way to cool off.
Host a barbeque
After the pool, you are usually STARVING right? I think it is a requirement to have a barbeque on the 4th of July. We are going over to some our friends’ house to party with them and I cannot wait!
Go to a baseball game
What is more American than a baseball game? Also, there is Dippin Dots which is always a plus. Stay until the game so you can watch fireworks from the field.
Play Games at the County Fair
I like to play the games more than I like going on the rides since they don’t seem that safe to me. I love the atmosphere playing the games, eating the food and seeing all the cool vendors from the area.
My husband’s family is very into lighting off their own fireworks but I prefer being an innocent bystander. If you are brave, light off your own but if you are like me, find a nice view to watch them. My favorite spot is a little bit up the mountains so I can see the different colors light up the entire valley.
Don’t forget to wear red, white and blue!
When I was little, I always wore those classic Old Navy 4th of July tees. Not that those are bad, but I think I have stepped up my game a little. I found the cutest baseball tee dress (and a similar one here and here) with the softest fabric since I am one of those people that avoid wearing pants as much as possible in the summer. If you prefer wearing pants, I have another adorable raglan option that pairs perfectly with jeans and adidas that I found for you guys! These options are great for all summer long so don’t feel like this is only for once a year.
What are your favorite things to do during the 4th of July? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and if you’re looking for outfit ideas, click here!