The Fourth of July, aka America’s Independence Day, is right around the corner. You may have noticed it’s coming due to the preponderance of Red, White and Blue gear and foods that shout at you from store shelves.
Or the fact that summer weather has officially arrived.
Or perhaps the creative Fourth of July pins dotting your Pinterest feed.
In any case, it’s a highlight of every summer.
In honor of the Fourth of July, here are 5 things I love about America’s Independence Day. Stick around for #5 as it includes all the details about a patriotic giveaway!
These are so fun and easy. Remember writing your name with a sparkler? I don’t even mind it when they burn all the way down and you get your fingers a little hot.
2. American Flag cake
Nothing says Happy Fourth of July like a yummy cake with Cool Whip and fruit in the shape of Old Glory. I don’t make these, because I’m lazy, but I love it when someone else does.
3. Red, white and blue clothes
Do you buy a Fourth of July t-shirt every year? I’m not that organized, but I do love to find the most unabashedly red, white, and blue items I own and throw them all on my body in a patriotic fervor.
4. Being outside
Whether I’m at a lake, a barbecue, or simply in my backyard, I love being outside in the summer. After surviving our long and tough winters here in the Midwest, it is an absolute joy to spend a full day outside soaking up some Vitamin D and feeling the wind on my exposed arms and legs.
I get a bit verklempt about America around the Fourth of July. We really do have an amazing country.
There’s no better way to celebrate our history and freedom than with fireworks and an outdoor concert. This year I’m excited to offer one lucky reader a family four pack of tickets to do just that at The Henry Ford’s Salute to America at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.
- Drum and Fife Parade
- Live Preshow Music
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert
- Cannon Fire
- Amazing Fireworks Finale
Here are some more details about this celebration:
“July Fourth is the quintessential American holiday. What better occasion for a four-day party? Picnics, games and festive holiday food from our award-winning culinary staff. Plenty of activities for kids, too. But the centerpiece of each evening is a joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the United States Army Field Band, Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army. Stick around for the grand finale, the DSO playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, featuring authentic cannon fire and a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by live patriotic music.”
The winner can pick one evening to attend between June 30 and July 3, 2016.
If you want to win, enter via the Rafflecopter below.
If you can’t make it to Michigan this Fourth of July, tell me your favorite way to celebrate Independence Day.