10 Things to do on the 4th of July

10 great things to do on the fourth of July

It’s almost time to celebrate Independence day, and a great time to gather family and friends and make the most of great summertime weather with some all-American activities. Here are our top 10 things to do on the 4th of July.


  1. Watch a Parade (or be a part of one!) — Check your newspaper for parades big and small in your area.
  2. Have a Barbecue — Invite some friends for some burgers and hot dogs. A true summertime favorite.
  3. Hit the Water —  Live near a beach or river? How about a pool? Make a splash with a special outing to your favorite body of water. You might even rent a boat or try casting your line for some fish!
  4. 10 things to do on the 4th of JulySee a Rodeo — If you live somewhere that hosts a rodeo, this can be a great all-American outing. Here in Oregon we have lots, including the St. Paul Rodeo and the Molalla Buckeroo.
  5. Play a Game of Softball or Baseball — What could be more American than baseball? This can be a great activity for all ages. At the end of the game be sure to grab an ice cream cone!
  6. Have a Picnic — Pack up some sandwiches, summertime fruit and your favorite beverages and get out in the sunshine with a picnic.
  7. Go for a Bike Ride — Hit the trails or explore your neighborhood on your bicycle.10 things to do on the 4th of July
  8. Roast Marshmallows — Circle around the firepit and roast some marshmallows wth your best buds. You might even make some s’mores by sandwiching them with chocolate between two graham crackers.
  9. Go Camping — Summer is a great time to get outdoors, so why not get back to nature with a camping trip?
  10. See Some Fireworks! — End your 4th of July with the perfect grand finale of fireworks. No Independence Day would be complete without them.

thumb_4th_of_july_page1If you live in Oregon, you can find lots of great activities to keep you busy all summer, including many suggestions for the 4th of July, by visiting red tricycle.com.  You can also find lots of great 4th of July celebration ideas on our website. Have a fun and safe holiday!

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