4th of July Activities for Campers

4th of july activities Summer is here and the season’s activities are in full swing. With Independence Day just around the corner, we’ve got the low-down on some of the nation’s best festivities. From fireworks to festivals, you’ll find the perfect event to celebrate our nation’s heritage.

California

Pismo Beach 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 2019
Pismo Beach, CA

Pismo Beach hosts its Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration by the pier. The fun begins at 9 a.m. featuring live music, delicious food, arts, crafts, and fireworks over the ocean at 9 p.m.

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Rancho Cordova 4th of July Celebration

July 3-4, 2019
Sacramento Area

A signature community event, Rancho Cordova’s Fourth of July Celebration is packed with activities. Kids will enjoy a carnival, petting zoo, and kids zone, while adults can beat the heat at a festive beer garden. Both nights feature spectacular fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

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Colorado

Independence Eve

July 3, 2019
Denver, CO

Enjoy the Fourth of July in the Mile High City. Denver’s Independence Eve celebration takes place a day before the holiday and includes a live concert and light show, culminating in a beautiful fireworks finale. Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. in downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park with food trucks and beer gardens.

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Texas

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

July 4, 2019
Austin, TX

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic is the best concert for country music lovers. Willie Nelson is the headliner and other artists include Luke Combs and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Tickets need to be purchased, so be sure to buy in advance!

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

July 4, 2019
Austin, TX

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks is the biggest Independence Day celebration in Texas. Held at Vic Mathias Shores, it begins at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks will launch at dusk.

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Kaboom Town

July 3, 2019
Addison, TX

Kaboom Town is one of the nation’s largest fireworks shows and features lots of activities. Families can enjoy a carnival, plus games and face painting for children. The fireworks show begins at dusk and can be seen from miles away!

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Florida

Clearwater Celebrates America

July 4, 2019
Clearwater, FL

Those in the Tampa Bay area can check out Clearwater Celebrates America. A free, family-friendly celebration, gates open at 7:30 p.m. with live music, lots of activities, and a stunning fireworks show over the bay.

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Fireworks at the Fountain

July 4, 2019
Orlando, FL

Located at beautiful Lake Eola Park, Fireworks at the Fountain is a free event that begins at 4 p.m. Live music, food and drinks, and a kids area provide fun before the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

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Naples 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2019
Naples, FL

The Naples 4th of July Fireworks celebration takes place along the city’s famous white sand beach. A parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Naples, and as the day comes to an end, the city launches fireworks over the famous pier.

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Maryland

July 4th Concert and Fireworks on the Beach

July 4, 2019
Ocean City, MD

Enjoy the Atlantic Coast at Ocean City’s 4th of July Concert and Fireworks. This popular seaside town is hosting a free concert at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks on the beach. The fireworks are visible from the boardwalk to Fenwick Island, ensuring spectacular views.

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Massachusetts

4th of july activities at boston popsBoston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

July 3-4, 2019
Boston, MA

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a star-studded Independence Day event. The event includes performances from Queen Latifah, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and more. The highlight is a dazzling fireworks show along the Charles River. If music excites you more than fireworks, stop by on July 3 for the concert-only rehearsal show.

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New Jersey

Ocean City Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2019
Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City’s vibrant energy leads to an exciting Fourth of July Celebration. The city hosts its annual kite flying competition at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks over the boardwalk at 9 p.m.

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New York

Saratoga’s All-American Celebration

July 4, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY

Step back in time at Saratoga’s All-American Celebration. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with the Firecracker4 Road Race.  That evening, at 9:15 p.m., Benjamin Franklin will step on stage to read the Declaration of Independence, followed by fireworks and patriotic music at Congress Park.

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Pennsylvania

WaWa Welcome America

June 28-July 4, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Wawa Welcome America begins on June 29 with Free Museum Day at multiple museums throughout Philadelphia. Each day features movies in the park, public performances, and more. The action culminates on the Fourth of July with a parade, performances by Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

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Michigan

4th of july activities in grand haven michiganGrand Haven 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2019
Grand Haven, MI

Grand Haven holds a spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks display. The city’s Musical Fountain will feature a dazzling light show paired with music, followed by a fireworks show that will light up the sky.

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Now that you have some ideas, it’s time to start exploring! Whether you’re close to home or on a getaway vacation, you can enjoy the best Fourth of July activities across the country.

 

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