Five Best Things To Do During Fourth of July 2020

It is no secret that the Fourth of July will be unique and vastly different from Fourth of July’s in the previous years. With the Coronavirus pandemic still continuing to rage on, we all need to be extra cautious and not congregate. In years past, we celebrated the Fourth by having cook-outs with family and friends and then going to see the fireworks. Unfortunately, that is not really an option now. I know that my city has canceled their annual display of fireworks due to the virus. So, here are five alternative best things to do during the Fourth of July in 2020.

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1–Watch Fireworks Virtually

To avoid the crowds and having to wear a mask, you can watch the fireworks virtually. You can go here to watch some fireworks, some of which are prerecorded and some are live. I know, I know, it’s definitely not the same as watching fireworks late at night with your loved ones close. But 2020 is not a normal year. So why not watch fireworks in an unconventional way this year?

2–Have a Cook-out In Your Backyard

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Some people like to invite loads of extended family to celebrate the Fourth of July. Since this might not be an option for some, why not just have a small cook-out with your immediate family. Go to the store, get some hot dogs, burgers, buns, chips, and soda. Then bring out that grill and cook up your food with your parents or kids. You can still invite your extended family virtually to join in on the fun!

3–Dress Up in Red, White, and Blue

Just because you can’t go out doesn’t mean that you can’t dress up in red, white, and blue to celebrate the holiday. Dress up your kids and even your pets too.

My baby boy dressed up in his red, white, and blue on his very first Fourth of July (2020)

4–Play Games with the Family

Since we can’t go out, why not just stay in and play games with the family. Get those board games out and have mini competitions with your parents, siblings, and kids. No time like the present to brush up on those gaming skills!

My four-year-old daughter loves to play Sorry!

5–Go To The Beach or the Pool

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It is often unbearably hot on the Fourth of July. You can go to the beach or the pool to cool off. Just be sure to stay six feet away from others outside your immediate circle. Or, to be extra safe, turn on the sprinklers in your own backyard and let your kids and even the grown-ups run back and forth. No better time to be a kid than on the Fourth of July.

What do you enjoy doing on the Fourth of July? Did you find that your movements had to be restricted due to Covid today?

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Hi! I'm Helen and I am a 32 year old biracial millennial mom raising two multiracial children. I am a writer, English consultant, and social media manager. I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic.

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