16 Fun 4th of July Activities to Do This Year

Did your usual 4th of July plans get cancelled this year? Or maybe you are looking for a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July at home. Here are 16 Festive and Fun 4th of July Activities you can do this year! 

16 Fun 4th of July Activities to do with your family #independanceday #kids #redwhiteblue #food #crafts

Fun 4th of July Activities 2020

I think we can all agree that the 4th of July is one of the most fun and festive days of summer. It also seems to mark the unofficial half way point of summer, or maybe that just how it feels. Either, way, it is a great day to deck out in red, white and blue and celebrate summer and freedom in a big way!

If you are like my family, our usual 4th of July plans were cancelled this year. No large family gathering, no parade and no local fireworks near us. So, we are going to get creative and still make this year’s 4th of July one to remember!!

What to do with my family on the 4th of July this year?

1. Deck out from head to toe in Red, White and Blue attire. You could even have a family competition to come up with the most creative 4th of July outfits.

2. Decorate your bikes in red, white and blue crepe paper and ribbons. Then, go on a family bike ride!

3. Have a backyard camp out. Maybe you will be lucky enough to catch some local fireworks in your yard.

4. Light up the night with sparklers (parental supervision needed) or even glow sticks! Kids will love this activity!

5. Put together a Red, White and Blue Charcuterie board like this one!

Appetizer Idea for Summer Entertaining #4thofjuly #memorialday #redwhiteblue #patrioticthemed

Check out this festive 4th of July Charcuterie Board from Dreams + Coffee!

4th of July charcuterie board

6. Have a mini flag scavenger hunt in your yard. Buy a big pack of mini flags and hide them all over your yard for the kids to find!

7. Make a festive 4th of July dessert. This Red, White and Blue Ice Cream cake is so good!

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

recipe via Lake Life State of Mind

8.  Go on a family hike and take time to appreciate our National and Local Parks! You could even go on a little Geocache hunt while you are out and about!

9. Have a family water balloon hunt. Beat the heat with this fun activity.

10. Make a holiday themed craft. Use some Red, White and Blue sand to create a patriotic centerpiece or keepsake.

4th of July Centerpiece idea #redwhiteplue #independanceday #party #outdoordecor

11. Set up a hot dog bar with all the toppings. It isn’t summer if your kids haven’t had their share of hot dogs! This hot dog bar set up is so cute!

12. Have some family friendly outdoor competitions. See who can throw the farthest Frisbee or use hula hoop for the longest. Set up several different activities and keep score. Award fun and silly prizes for each activity.

13. Set up a Tie Dye Party! You could even stick to a Red, White and Blue Tie Dye theme! It is hard to find tie dye kits but this one is available right now!

14. Watch a movie outdoors with a large sheet and one of these projectors. If the weather is not good, you can always have a movie marathon indoors!

15. Create a bucket of 4th of July goodies for the kids. You can find bubbles, glow sticks, stickers, water cups and more at the Dollar Store!

16. Take some family photos. It is fun to see how much everyone each holiday, so be sure to commemorate this special day.

Fun 4th of July Activities to Do This Year #family #athome #fourthofjuly

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Check out this Pinterest board for more Fourth of July Inspiration!




  1. June 29, 2020 / 9:59 am

    Fun ideas!

  2. June 29, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    July 4th is my birthday!!! My close family is coming over and we are just going to chill and have fun. My nephew’s birthday is the 1st, so we combined our birthdays

  3. June 29, 2020 / 8:07 pm

    Such great ideas! I love doing a scavenger hunt with American flags. So creative!!

  4. July 1, 2020 / 8:25 am

    These are such great ideas! I am excited to try them out this year.

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