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4th of July Festivities for the Whole Family

Monday - July 3rd, 2017
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This Independence Day, shake up your norm and try something new! When you’re looking for family-friendly festivities, you can go the usual route and do fireworks in the backyard or attend a local parade and show your country pride, or you can opt to create a new tradition. We love the idea of throwing your own backyard celebration with friends and family or hitting the road for an impromptu family vacation!

Backyard Celebration

Are you looking to spruce up your grilling options? Want to offer a wider spread to your guests? This 4th of July, try something new! Holiday kebabs are a great way to offer a variety of protein and veggies. Not only are they delicious to eat, they’re easy to make! Just choose your favorite grilling veggies and protein, and each guest can make their own!

But the main course isn’t the only thing you can change up. For dessert, try making something unique instead of serving the usual store-bought cake or pie! Popsicle rockets are patriotic and delicious. All you need is some Gatorade, Kool Aid, and lemonade. Freeze each section at a time to build the layers, and don’t forget the popsicle stick!

Get Out of Town

Sometimes, the time it takes to plan a great 4th of July celebration can be more trouble than it’s worth, especially if time is of the essence. What better way to beat the stress than hitting the road with the family?

Whether you decide to road trip or fly to your final destination, there are several cities across the country offering top-notch 4th of July celebrations. Located on the east coast? Here are the top cities to travel to: Boston, Washington D.C., and Williamsburg. These cities are home to celebrations that focus on the historical aspects of the holiday.

If you’re looking for less history and more excitement this 4th of July, here are four cities that are perfect: Orlando, Austin, San Francisco, and New York City. For kids, Orlando is always a good bet with Walt Disney World and their unique fireworks display, which is touted to be the best in the country. Travel to Texas for the Austin Symphony Orchestra for their unique Independence Day celebration. Want to go coastal? San Francisco’s Pier 39 offers fun and food, and even day trips around the bay! However, New York City is home to the Macy’s fireworks show and hot dog eating contests, if that’s more to your tastes.

Source: http://www.more4kids.info/660/family-4th-of-july-fun/