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List Rules What will you do on the 4th of July? Vote for your favorite Independence Day pastimes.

Looking for something fun to do this 4th of July? This list is loaded with patriotic options for the whole family. Stay cool in the pool or enjoy grilling some delicious burgers, before biting into that all American apple pie for desert! Or, check out the local parade, swim down at the lake, or have a good old fashioned potato sack race. There are tons of great ways to celebrate Independence Day!
 
Do you love trying new things? Or would you rather keep to your traditions? This list has something for everyone. No matter what you're into, the 4th of July is a fun holiday that brings everyone together. Family, friends, neighbors - we're all Americans! So let's celebrate this most American of holidays!  
 
Checking your local newspaper, or even a travel site for your city or town is a great way to find out about all the local July 4th events that are happening in your community if you're looking to stay close to home on the holiday weekend. Maybe there is a parade you didn't know about, a fireworks show, or a potluck in the park.

Use those local resources and this list to help plan for your best 4th of July yet. And, be sure to vote up the best ways to celebrate Independence Day below!

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Backyard BBQ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Backyard BBQ

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Catch the Local Fireworks Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Catch the Local Fireworks Show

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Pool Party is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Pool Party

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Set Off Your Own Fireworks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Set Off Your Own Fireworks

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Family Picnic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Family Picnic

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Swimming at the Lake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Swimming at the Lake

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Block Party is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Block Party

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Relax On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Relax On the Beach

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Relax On Your Couch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Relax On Your Couch

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Bake Some 4th of July Cupcakes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Bake Some 4th of July Cupcakes

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Drink Beer at the Bar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Drink Beer at the Bar

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Stay Cool at the Waterpark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Stay Cool at the Waterpark

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Watch the Local Parade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Watch the Local Parade

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Enjoy the Air Conditioning at ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Enjoy the Air Conditioning at a Movie Theater

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Hang With Your Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Hang With Your Neighbors

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Blow Bubbles Outside is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Blow Bubbles Outside

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Go to a Baseball Game is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Go to a Baseball Game

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Craft With the Kids is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Craft With the Kids

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Chill Out at a National Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Chill Out at a National Park

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Potato Sack Race is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Potato Sack Race

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Attend a Concert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Attend a Concert

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Go to the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Go to the Zoo

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Go for a Bike Ride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Go for a Bike Ride

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Fishing With Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Fishing With Friends

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Bake An Apple Pie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Bake An Apple Pie

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Visit a Local Museum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Visit a Local Museum

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Dress Up Your Pet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Dress Up Your Pet

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Get a Patriotic Pedicure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Get a Patriotic Pedicure

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Shop Till You Drop is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Shop Till You Drop

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Time for the Racetrack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
Time for the Racetrack