3 Ways to Safely Celebrate the 4th of July in 2020

The 4th of July is this weekend, and you might be wondering how to celebrate while keeping everyone safe. Minimizing gathering sizes, preferably to households or state-recommended group sizes, is vital, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to have fun. Below we talk about 3 fun ways to commemorate America’s independence in 2020.

Backyard BBQ

An obvious and classic way to celebrate the 4th of July is with a backyard BBQ. Although large neighborhoods or groups are not encouraged, BBQs can be just as fun with family and close friends. Taking precautions such as having everyone sanitize their hands when entering and throughout the night, using disposable utensils and plates, and wearing a mask when in contact with anyone not in the party are measures to help ensure everyone stays safe while celebrating America.

Rent a Boat or Kayak

If you live near a lake, pond, or river going boating is a fun, relaxing way to spend any holiday. If you do not have a boat readily available, many businesses are open for rentals. As a bonus, you will be helping to support small businesses. A day boating with the family is a great way to bond and reconnect. 

Go for a Hike

What better way is there to celebrate the United States than by appreciating its natural beauty. Take your family on a beautiful hike admiring your local scenery. Packing a picnic with all the typical 4th of July goodies like watermelon and potato salad brings just the right amount of nostalgic cheer. You might find this being a tradition you continue for years to come. 

Instead of looking at limitations, remember how many options this beautiful country offers. Our ancestors fought to give us the ability to celebrate. Taking precautions to keep everyone safe ensures everyone will enjoy these celebrations. Celebrating in small groups and enjoying nature might help us remember the true spirit of the 4th of July!

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