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Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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32+ Stores Open on the 4th of July

Forgot an item for your Independence Day bash? Don’t panic—these stores are open on the 4th of July this year.

The Best Firework Displays in America

Happy Birthday, America! Find out where to see the most incredible 4th of July fireworks across the country to celebrate...


30+ Ideas for the Best 4th of July Party

Whether you want to keep things small or host an epic bash this year, these creative Independence Day ideas will...


4th of July Fireworks: A Complete Guide

Everything you've ever wanted to know about fireworks, from their history to the proper usage, in one handy guide.


The Best 4th of July Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

These sales are so good, you'll be seeing stars (and stripes).

25 Best Patriotic Songs to Add to Your 4th of July Playlist

It's time to celebrate the U.S. of A. with these groovin' patriotic songs from the nation's best-loved pop, rock, hip-hop,...


45 Funny 4th of July Memes to Celebrate Independence Day

These Independence Day memes will make you spit out your liber-tea.

65 Patriotic 4th of July Quotes to Celebrate Independence Day

Get ready for America's birthday with these 4th of July quotes that will have you feeling red, white, and blue.


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What Is the 4th of July, and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Let freedom ring—and the fireworks bang!


104 Picture-Perfect 4th of July Captions

You've got your perfect sparkler picture—now it's time to caption it.


These Are the States Where Fireworks Are Legal

Before you attempt to light up the night with a DIY fireworks spectacle, find out the states where fireworks are...

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How Many Signatures Are on the Declaration of Independence?

This document contains the signatures of John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. So exactly how many signatures are there—and...


I’m a Black American—Here’s Why I Don’t Celebrate the Fourth of July

For many people in this country, the Fourth of July represents some very ugly truths hidden within the fabric of...


The 20 Best Getaways for 4th of July Weekend

From the food to the fireworks to the all-American fun, there's nothing not to love about these Independence Day destinations...


30 Festive 4th of July Crafts Anyone Can Make

Happy Birthday, America! Celebrate Independence Day with these fun and easy DIYs that will add the perfect patriotic flair to...


35 Great Movies to Watch on the 4th of July This Year

Between the fireworks and other festivities, settle in for a little slice of film Americana on Independence Day.

30 Amusing 4th of July Jokes to Share on Independence Day

Land of the free, home of the brave, and enough jokes to keep you laughing all day long.


30 Picture-Perfect Desserts for the Fourth of July

It’s time to celebrate—and eat! Show off your patriotic spirit with these fun, festive, and colorful Independence Day treats.


19 Fun 4th of July Games the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Get your red, white, and blue on with these playfully patriotic 4th of July games for the whole family.


60 American Flag Pictures That Will Make You Feel Patriotic

Because every heart beats true under red, white, and blue.


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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Independence Day

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of our great nation with picnics, fireworks, the colors of the...


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American Flag Etiquette: 12 Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

We’ve checked with some patriotic organizations about how best to display Old Glory based on the U.S. Flag Code. These...


Why Are Dogs So Scared of Fireworks—and How Can You Calm Them Down?

The 4th of July isn’t always fun for our four-legged friends. A little understanding about why dogs are afraid of...


45 Patriotic 4th of July Decorations to Celebrate in Style

Show off your red, white, and blue spirit with these patriotic Fourth of July decorations.

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“The Fireworks Mistake I Will Always Regret”

What started out as a fun Fourth of July party quickly turned dangerous for this innocent bystander.


12 Surprising Places You’ll Find the American Flag

We expect to see the American flag adorning homes and waving over schools, post offices, and government buildings. But there...


10 of America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks

Visit one of these cities, big or small, to celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show you're likely to never...


7 Ways to Grill Juicy Burgers and Steaks

Get fired up for juicy burgers and tender steaks!


The Best Place to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Every State

From awe-inspiring firework displays to quirky small-town traditions, these are the best spots in every state to celebrate the red,...


Clever 4th of July Party Ideas to Make This Year’s Backyard Bash the Best

Find quick and simple ideas for decorations, drinks, and treats for a fun 4th of July celebration. To keep the...