Independence Day in the states is full of cookouts, food trucks, music, and fireworks! On this day, families come together to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and our country’s freedom. You may already have plans for the fourth, but if you don’t and are going to be on the East Coast, it’s not to early to make some, listen up! Here are just a few things that will be going on:
1. Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Find a great view of the East River, get comfy, and watch the fireworks! The show lasts 30 minutes and over 60,000 fireworks are launched. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy the holiday the patriotic way!
2. NYC 4th of July Boat Party
If you’re looking for a more lively experience, you can watch the fireworks from a party boat! The Liberty Belle boat party will include an open bar, delicious food and a live DJ! You and your friends can get a perfect view of the fireworks as well as the beautiful New York skyline.
3. Sterling National Bank July 4th Fireworks Show
If you’re in Long Island, you may consider heading to Jones Beach with a few friends to watch a spectacular firework show set to an array of patriotic songs! The show begins at 9:30 PM, be sure to arrive early to ensure a good seat and avoid traffic delays.
4. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Looking for some amusement and good food? Head to Coney Island to watch the annual hot dog eating contest hosted by Nathan’s Famous. The event will be held in front of Nathan’s Famous on the corner of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island.
5. Cornwall 4th of July Celebration
This celebration will be a full day of festivities including a pie eating contest, pet show, crafts show, parade and (of course) fireworks! Get outside and join the community in celebrating our country and Cornwall’s 69th Annual Fourth of July Celebration. No matter how you choose to celebrate, the most important thing is to have fun, eat lots of watermelon (or hot dogs) and remember what it is to be an American!