4th of July Style
The 4th of July is almost here! Do you get super into dressing up for this patriotic holiday? Are you all out Red White and Blue outfits? Stars and stripes? Americana head to toe? Or are you like me and buy/wear pieces that look festive, but can easily be incorporated into everyday as well? I love seeing how others celebrate and I think it’s super fun either way!
4th of July Outfits for Girls
Avery and Poppy can go both ways when it comes to dressing for July 4th. Some years they want to spray paint their hairs, paint their face and be as over the top festive as possible. This year they will both be in camps and although they still get to celebrate and watch fireworks, they are wanting to keep things more simple and pack multi use items that are red white and blue.
- WHITE POLO from THIS POST on Avery
- Avery’s RED DENIM SHORTS (she’s obsessed!) and wearing a size 23.
- Avery’s BLUE and WHITE CHECKER VANS
- Poppy’s RED WHITE and BLUE TANK
- DENIM CUT OFFS on Poppy
- Poppy’s CLASSIC WHITE VANS
- BOLD STRIPE BLUE tank
- Born in the USA TEE
- RED and WHITE tee dress
- I really love this SWEATSHIRT
- Goldie is wearing a Zara top with GOLD LEGGINGS
- CLASSIC WHITE CONVERSE
- My favorite little girl sandals are SALTWATER
- STRIPE DRESS
- Star ROMPER
- Obsessed with this WATERMELON SWEATER
- CHAMBRAY ROMPER
- PEACE DOVE TEE
- Ozzy’s AMERICAN FLAG SWEATER from THIS POST
- Freshly Picked SANDALS in RED
- Ozzy’s CONVERSE
- CREAM ROMPER
- Stripe ROMPER
- RED floral DRESS
- My FLAG SWEATER
- This WHITE DRESS is perfect for summer
- A fun BLUE HAIR SCARF
- Cute RED ROMPER
- Red CROPPED PULLOVER
- STAR SWEATER
- STRIPE SWEATER
- BANDANA STRAW HAT
This will be our first time not spending July 4th in California in many years! Avery and Poppy are signed up for teen camps in Utah that week so Jeff, Goldie, Ozzy and I will be watching fireworks from Utah. I’m actually really excited to do something different. Growing up my summers were spent in Utah visiting family, so this year will be somewhat nostalgic. I love Utah summer nights! The mountains are gorgeous and the weather is pretty great too.
How does your town celebrate Independence Day? I love a good parade, watermelon eating contest, BBQ with all-American apple pie and fireworks. USA Today ranks the Top 10 firework shows in this order:
New York City — Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Recognized as the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display attracts more than 3 million spectators live and over 10 million TV viewers, according to NBC’s website. This year is the celebration’s 40th anniversary and is the largest Macy’s fireworks display in more than a decade with 56,000 pyrotechnic effects.
Washington D.C. — National Mall Fourth of July Celebration
One of the most patriotic fireworks display in the nation right in the nation’s capital. According to The District tourist guide, about 700,000 people travel to the National Mall to watch the fireworks burst and boom in the night sky with the Washington monument and the U.S. Capitol in the background.
San Diego — Big Bay Boom
The Big Bay Boom is the largest display of fireworks on the West Coast. Up to 500,000 spectators go to San Diego to watch four different barges from the Big Bay launch fireworks into the night sky. This promises to be San Diego’s biggest Fourth of July fireworks show, according to the Big Bay Boom website
Philadelphia — Wawa Welcome America!
As the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia provides another patriotic location for a one of the nation’s greatest fireworks show.
San Francisco — 4th of July Fireworks
The fireworks show on the San Francisco Bay is complimented by some dramatic backdrops, such as the city skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge. The huge bay provides plenty great views of the fireworks, but one of the best views is from the water itself.
The fireworks are launched from a barge in front of Pier 39 and on the end of Municipal Pier.
Boston — Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
This 43-year-old fireworks display provides musical entertainment as well as a grand fireworks display over the Charles River.
The family-owned company that does the city’s show holds the Guiness World Records for “Largest Fireworks Display” ever recorded and “Largest Pyrotechnic Image,” according to Boston’s Fourth of July website. The company is Fireworks by Grucci.
Seattle — Seafair Summer Fourth
With plenty of food, music, games and two beer gardens, the Seafair Summer Fourthat Gas Works in Seattle provides a great festival leading up to the 21-minute fireworks display over Lake Union.
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — Lights on the Lake Fireworks
Off the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, fireworks light up the sky and reflect off of the waters of the enormous lake. According to the website, in addition to views on the waterfronts, spectators have the chance to hop on lake cruises to get a better look at the fireworks.
Addison, Texas — Kaboom Town!
Small town, big show. Kaboom Town! is an Independence Day celebration on the Sunday before July 4. With food vendors, entertainment, an air show and a dazzling fireworks display, Kaboom Town! lives up to its name.
Nashville, Tenn. — Music City July 4th
The name says it all: enjoy fireworks with loads of musical performances in the Music City. The Grammy-winning Nashville Symphony will perform an original medley of songs choreographed to go along with the fireworks, adding to its dramatic effects.