5Ways To Celebrate The 4th of July While Social Distancing
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

5 Ways To Celebrate The 4th of July — Without Fireworks Or Social Gatherings

We created a list of things to do since social distancing may create a dent in our typical, planned traditions.

14674
5 Ways To Celebrate The 4th of July — Without Fireworks Or Social Gatherings

With the Fourth of July on Saturday, the usual tradition of popping fireworks, grilling out, and being surrounded by family has been modified due to the pandemic. Whether you're a loner or surrounded by family, there will most likely be some changes to your celebrations.

For weeks on social media, people across the country have been complaining that they have been subjected to fireworks going off at all times of the night into the early morning. This has sparked concern and questions about why this is happening and how are people even obtaining the fireworks.

As a person who has had to deal with the random loud burst of fireworks at 3 a.m., I wanted to figure out if there was a way to celebrate the Fourth of July.

I did some searching and brainstorming, and I came up with list of things that are safe and annoyance free. Here they are:

Confetti Poppers

Amazon

Confetti poppers are an easy DIY project that will help you celebrate the Fourth, with the loud bombardment of fireworks.

Create a playlist of American classic songs

Music is as integral part of the American culture. There are a plethora of songs that are patriotic, whether to the country or their respective states and cities. Some of these include:

"Empire State of Mind" - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

"Freedom" - Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar

"Party In The U.S.A" - Miley Cyrus

"Living In America" - James Brown

"Born In The U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen

"This Is America" - Childish Gambino

"Made In America" - Jay-Z

"Star-Spangled Banner" - Whitney Houston

Just to name a few. This is a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

Watch Fireworks on TV

There are many stations that will be displaying fireworks shows this year because of the requirement of social distancing. The hyperlinked title has a list of stations and programs that will be displaying fireworks shows. This is another way to celebrate with the dramatics of fireworks without disturbing people.

Watched movies with American Themes

The film industry has an abundance of movies that are based on stories from American culture and history. The Fourth is also the perfect time to relax and have a movie marathon.

Note: As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

Report this Content
11 Songs That Will Hit You In The Feels, No Doubt About It

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to music is making different playlists on Spotify. I find it so fun to go back to old songs, find new ones, and categorize them into my different playlists. We all have that one playlist that we resort to when we are really feeling some type of way — also known as a "feels" playlist. If you have one of these playlists or feel ~inspired~ to make one, here are 11 songs that are a must to add.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

1146
Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriends Of The 2000s

Thank you, J14, for the Posters

3677
J14 magazine

Every girl remembers her first crush. Even if your first crush was the boy in your kindergarten class that ate crayons, your first true love will always be the one that holds the key to your heart. Growing up in the 2000s, everyone knew who your dream guy was. Your family probably still give you grief and your best friends probably still reminisce, so it is impossible to forget your first celebrity crush. You bought a Tiger Beat magazine every chance you could just to read up about what your favorite celebrity was doing. Your room was fully decorated with posters of them, and it wasn't unusual to have fights with your best friends over who was going to marry him. If you were a 90's baby, lucky you because the 2000s were full of boys that were easy to love. I hope you enjoy a walk down memory lane and quickly realize that Bieber was definitely not the first guy with that hair cut. Here are 15 90's baby's first boyfriends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

14428
Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.

11666

Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments