Independence Day

8 Ways To Celebrate the 4th of July and American Independence (2023)

Independence Day, also known simply as the 4th of July, is just around the bend!


For joggers and walkers, this holiday isn't an interruption of your daily routine. Instead, it's a chance for you to be active while having a great time with your loved ones. Most Americans have the 4th of July off work, and it's a tradition to mark the day the United States became an independent country with barbecues, outdoor games, and more.


But that's not all that you can do on Independence Day! To help you make this date full of fun and variety, we've made a list of eight different ways you can celebrate the 4th of July (and even get your regular workout in at the same time).


Check it out!

8 Ways To Celebrate the 4th of July

People is attending a parade.

Attend a parade

Did you know that many cities in the United States, big and small, have a parade every year on Independence Day?


Typically, a 4th of July parade is filled with floats representing local businesses, national organizations, schools, and other groups. As they make their way slowly through town, they play music, toss confetti, and sometimes even give out special candy or prizes for kids. The crowd is encouraged to yell and sing and clap as the parade passes.


A parade is loud, wholesome fun for the whole family. If you haven't gone to one, this can be the year you finally do it!

People is hosting a backyard barbecue

Host a backyard barbecue

Nothing says "America" like a backyard barbecue!


With a grill that you bought or borrowed from someone you know, you can cook up all sorts of delicious vittles for yourself and your loved ones and eat Independence Day away. Try grilling up some chicken or turkey drumsticks with crispy skins, hot dogs, pork chops, steaks, jalapeno poppers, corn on the cob, and roasted veggies. Then spread out a picnic table and celebrate your freedom to eat whatever food you desire!

Two boys are running.

Exercise outdoors

Another common 4th of July tradition for kids is playing outdoor games like football, croquet, or water balloons. You can exercise, too, but in a way that allows you to stick to your daily walking or jogging routine. Just take your slim, portable Redliro walking pad outside to a smooth level surface like a concrete pad or a driveway, and get moving! Trust us, this is the perfect way to walk off that tasty 4th of July barbecue while still being part of the fun.

A girl wears clothes or accessories with red, white, and blue colors

Wear clothes or accessories with red, white, and blue colors

This is one of our favorite ways to celebrate Independence Day because it's so easy! All you need to do is find some clothes or accessories – such as jewelry, socks, or a scarf – that are red, white, and blue, just like the American flag. You can also paint your nails or wear makeup in these festive colors.


You may not even have to spend any money. Just look in your closet!

People are watching an Independence Day movie.

Start an Independence Day movie-watching tradition

If you're looking for a fun indoor activity that everyone can enjoy on the 4th of July, consider starting a new tradition where you select a movie (or movie series) that you only watch on Independence Day. It can be any movie you want. Just make sure that it's child-appropriate if you have any young ones celebrating the holiday with you.

American Museum

Visit a museum

Get into the Independence Day spirit early by visiting a museum near you that highlights American history. You may want to check in advance because some museums hold special 4th of July events for adults and children alike to enjoy.

Attend a baseball game

Attend a baseball game

Baseball is the quintessential American sport, and some major league and minor league teams play games on July 3rd, 4th, or 5th. The stadiums often shoot off fireworks after the last inning, too. This means if you attend an Independence Day baseball game, you can enjoy classic ballpark food like hot dogs, nachos, and snow cones, followed by a rousing game and a fantastic firework show to end the night!

Two boys are swimming.

Go swimming

In July, most of the United States is in the grip of scorching mid-summer heat. Cool off on your holiday by going swimming, either in your own pool – in-ground or inflatable – or that of a friend or family member.

The 4th of July is an important holiday where we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States. You can exercise those freedoms by spending the day in whatever way seems best to you: swimming, barbecuing, wearing red, white, and blue clothing, and even exercising on your treadmill. After all, you're free to do just about whatever you want on Independence Day – even jog!

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