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35 Funny 4th of July Memes Worth Sharing

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

Man wearing American flag and riding bike with meme text: "On my way to check out RD's Fourth of July memes", Getty Images

You probably have many activities on your 4th of July agenda: A barbecue, a day at the beach, and maybe even one of these patriotic movies to keep the celebration going into the evening. Regardless of your 4th of July ideas for the greatest summer weekend, you’ll definitely want to keep your friends and family laughing. These July 4th memes are for everyone and will definitely at least crack a few smiles. There are some jokes about the signing of the Declaration of Independence and our Founding Fathers for the history buffs and some summer barbecue jokes for those who just appreciate a day off. Pick your favorite 4th of July meme and share it with your friends to get everyone in the patriotic mood.

Meme text: British: Saying you’re independent doesn’t make it true. Thomas Jefferson: But I didn’t say it. I declared, Getty Images

The Declaration of Independence

Hence, the name of the document.

Meme text: Let’s watch this fireworks video I took last July 4th, said no one, Getty Images


Pictures just don’t do them justice.

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Meme text: It’s not you. It’s, Getty Images

The fundamental break up

We just need a break.

Image: dog meditating Meme text: Dogs preparing for the Fourth of, Getty Images

Think of the pups

Anyone have some noise-canceling headphones?

Image: two dogs wearing patriotic garb. Meme text: When you like your coffee black and your tea in the, Getty Images


We also like bones and stealing burgers from human plates.

Meme text: On a scale of one to America, how free are you tonight?, Getty Images

Let freedom ring

Land of the free, home of the brave, and creators of the best Independence Day memes.

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Meme text: Sorry, can’t hear you over the sound of my, Getty Images

Speak louder

Let’s celebrate! Break out the popsicles!

Meme text: No knock-knock jokes about America? That’s because freedom, Getty Images

Ring ring!

My country, ‘tis of thee.

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Meme text: Independence Day: The day Will Smith saved us from the, Getty Images

Independence Day

And don’t forget Jeff Goldblum.

Meme text: When you remember you have to go back to work after the long, Getty Images

Long weekends are too short

Can we work at the beach today?

Meme text: Sending prayers to that untouched bowl of potato chips at the, Getty Images

You know the one

They’re usually Ruffles.

Meme text: Land of the furry, and home of the, Getty Images

The bravest

Let freedom bark.

Meme text: Dad showing other dad’s photos of what he grilled over the, Getty Images

The group chat is blowing up

I wish you could’ve been there, but we didn’t invite you.

Meme text: Cheers to those born on the Fourth… and who believed the fireworks for them throughout all of, Getty Images

An honest mistake

Hey, maybe the fireworks were for them.

Meme text: Just remember, you can never be too, Getty Images

Red, white, and blue

Clearly, it’s adorable.

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Meme text: America: Color, favorite, flavor, neighbor. England: Colour, favourite, neighbour. America: Time to, Getty Images

How do you spell…?

This is a valid argument.

eme text: Did somebody say BBQ?, Getty Images

Smells like summer

Somebody definitely said BBQ.

Meme text: I got 99 problems, but a king ain’t, Getty Images

King George III

Stick to England, sir.

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Meme text: Browsing through everyone’s firework pictures before, Getty Images

There are so many

They really all look the same after a while.

Meme text: Thomas Jefferson on July 3, 1776: Wait, that’s due tomorrow?, Getty Images

Friendly reminder

Do you think the Founding Fathers were procrastinators?

Meme text: Saw the Liberty Bell and it’s really not all it’s cracked up to, Getty Images

Get it?

Who doesn’t love a good pun in their funny Fourth of July meme?

Meme text: Grilling me, Getty Images

A classic tune

Add this to your Fourth of July playlist ASAP.

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Meme text: Must perform 2-3 clicks before, Getty Images

It’s mandatory

Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

Meme text: Thank goodness our Founding Fathers didn’t declare independence in the, Getty Images

Could you imagine?

What would we even do?

Meme text: Take a load off. Have a, Getty Images

Sit back and relax

Time to celebrate America.

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meme text: All Of Your Bffs Posing For The Annual 4th Of July, Getty Images

For Instagram

And Facebook, of course.

meme text: Checking To See How Many Hot Dogs Are Left On The, Getty Images

Be still

Try not to seem too eager.

meme text: The Longest Running Argument Which Flavor Is Best?, Getty Images

The ultimate debate

Blue, obviously.

meme text: Don't Forget To Leave Cookies Out For Captain, Getty Images


Oh wait, wrong holiday.

meme text: Watch Out! It's Sunburn Season!, Getty Images

What time is it?

Make sure to reapply that sunscreen. And then again. And again after that.

meme text: When Someone Asks You To Keep An Eye On The, Getty Images

How long?

Leave it to the professionals.

meme text: The Most Important Pool, Getty Images

Just chilling

We must protect the drinks at all costs.

meme text: There Is Always That, Getty Images

Every year

They just can’t help themselves.

meme text: Me First In Line For A, Getty Images


Fresh off the grill.

meme text: When you finally emerge from the air conditioning to go, Getty Images

Pale as ever

But only for a few minutes. It’s too hot. To keep the laughs going after these Independence Day memes, try out some of these 4th of July captions for all the amazing photos you’ll want to share online.

Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.

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