5 Things to Do this Fourth of July

I can’t believe a week from today is the fourth of July already! This year is just flying by.

The Fourth of July is a Tuesday this year, which may make it difficult for some of you to make plans on the day.  But, here is a list of things that you could still do this year if the holiday snuck up on you like it did for me.

Local Events

If you live in the Boston area, you are sure to already know about the annual Boston Pops performance on the fourth and rehearsal on the third. This is one of Boston’s biggest events of the year.


Did you know that there are dozens of other events in the area?

In the Greater Boston area, we have Boston Harbor Fest from June 30th -July 4th packed with different events. There is also 50 Days of Freedom in Quincy, which started June 10th and goes until July 29th with different events every day.

Not in the Boston area?

Every city in the United States probably has something going on for the fourth of July. Since the holiday is a Tuesday the dates of these events may vary from city to city. Be sure to check your local calendars for event details.

Have a BBQ

Not a fan of large crowds, but still want a fun party atmosphere? A great idea is to have a BBQ with all your family and friends.

Summer BBQ’s are always fun.  All you really need are some hamburgers and hotdogs, good company, and good weather then you’re good to go.

Themed Crafts and Recipes

This is for you if you want to get a little fancier. Or you’re just a little too addicted to Pinterest and actually want to try some of the many Fourth of July themed ideas you’ve seen.

There are countless great ideas to try out there. After all, who doesn’t want everything to be red, white, and blue?

For most themed recipes all you really need are strawberries, blueberries, something to put it all together. I’ll be trying something similar to these blueberry cheesecake strawberries.


Like the recipes, for something to be a Fourth of July Craft all it really needs is red, white, and blue. These crafts can be as simple and kid friendly to as difficult as you want.  One craft I’ve had on my eye on trying is these patriotic mason jars.

Go to the Beach


Want to keep your plans really simple? If the weather is supposed to be nice where you are this is a great idea.

Head out with some friends and pack a picnic, maybe even bring a frisbee to give you something to do together.


Now for the big finale!


When we think of the Fourth of July, we think of fireworks, and the holiday wouldn’t be complete without them. There are so many great places to see fireworks.

Like mentioned above, the Boston Pops event on the Fourth of July includes a 30-minute fireworks show after the concert. There will also be firework displays at many events happening in your area.

Happy Fourth of July

Now you have some idea what you can do this Fourth of July, even if it did sneak up on you like it snuck up on me.

If you make something for Fourth of July share it with me down below in the comments.

I’ll be hanging out with family at the lake this Fourth of July. I’m hoping to try out one of those recipes and will be sharing my experience in a future blog post.

Thanks for reading!


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