Share Your Fourth of July Traditions

Independence Day will soon be upon us in the United States. Families and communities celebrate with barbecues, town parades and firework displays.

One of my favorite Independence Day traditions was our family picnic at a nearby sand bottom lake, where we would all play volleyball in the water and then enjoy my mother’s red, white and blue shortcake with strawberries and blueberries.

I would love to hear about your favorite Fourth of July celebrations. Or if you live in another part of the world, what are your favorite summer traditions? Share with us by clicking on “add a comment” below.


Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for posting.

KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

I hate to say it but I just veg out on front of the TV or do something quiet and enjoy the day off. In the Southwest it's too hot to be outdoors and too crowded to go to any of the events so I just play it safe and sane and stay at home. :) Have a happy 4th everyone!

Prochi T.
Prochi T6 years ago

weather permitting we go to the beach with our picnics or picnic in the many beautiful parks of England.

Brittany R.
Brittany Redding8 years ago

I go to the festival that displays fireworks every year.

Justin Korff
Justin Korff8 years ago


Marishka k.
Marishka k8 years ago

we go the beach in WI

Christian Bobak
Christian B8 years ago

What about Canada Day on July 1st?

Rebecca Delage
Rebecca Delage8 years ago

well i don't celebrate the 4th but do the 1st
we always go to the canada day parade,go home go for a swim in the pool,get the bbq ready and wait for our friends and family have bbq and some drinks,play games with the kids,maybe go for another swim,and of to the far grounds for the rides for about 3-4 hours back home swim,eat and back to the fair stay there till the fire works at 10 pm and home,then bed.....:)