4th of July is significant in United States' Calendar because it marks the anniversary of US Independence. It was on July 4, 1776, that members of the Second Continental Congress, adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.
Following its adoption, patriots erupted in cheers and celebrations. In 1941, Congress declared July 4 a federal holiday. Over time, various other summertime activities also came to be associated with the Fourth of July,including fireworks, historical pageants, picnics, baseball games,barbecues, parades,trips to the beach and live music.
So what to expect on the 4th of July 2016! You do not have to dish out a lot of money for that. Here are the list of things you can look forward to on 4th of July this year.
If you want to exhibit the best and the biggest event, then do not venture anywhere else other than the capital Of United States. Every one can take the privilege to enjoy the big A Capitol fourth show which will be covered live starting from 8pm with live music, ending with the firework finale.
The event takes place on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington and is free of charge.
Fireworks by Grucci will again be an event to look forward to in downtown Springfield on Wednesday. The event is organized by Spirit of Springfield and is sponsored by Mass Mutual Financial Group. The festivities are scheduled to begin in Springfield at Riverfront Parkís Festival Field at 7:30 pm, where Dan Kaneís Rising Stars will perform a patriotic program, with more than 100 youngsters. The sky will be painted with the hues of different colors and designs from the fireworks, including the Grucci Grand Illumination spelling out U.S.A
You donít have to move far away from the capital to enjoy this festivity. Philadelphia celebrates the independence day starting from 25th June and continuing till July. You can expect live performances, there will be historical presentations, topped with food events. Activities also include Taste of Philadelphia, Independence day Parade and last but not the least, fireworks again.
Florida is a place you should look forward to if you want to spend a superb Independence day. All the four Disney Theme park treats the guests and visitors cordially to a special independence day in this off season.
Live entertainment and the family friendly parades offer the special attraction. The finale of firework is an enjoyable sight that only Walt Disney can conjure up.
A good breakfast, parade, fireworks, well, if you get the whole bunch in a single venue, how about it? You can celebrate 4th of July in downtown Bar Harbor with all these as the place arranges for Blue berry pancakes, live music, sea food, parades and fireworks display. You can spend the week end after or before fourth or an entire week taking the pleasure of the beach.
As the independence day fall smacking in the mid week, long vacations to some far away place is ruled out by many. Although you could just as easily celebrate America's birthday by watching the festivities on TV or setting out some lawn chairs and a grill in your backyard