Your Guide to Celebrating Independence Day Feature Image

Independence day is right around the corner, meaning it’s almost time to break out the stars and stripes and celebrate this great nation! Here are a few ideas to help celebrate: 

Decorate your home with red, white, and blue

Put out red, white, and blue flowers, create fun little patriotic table centerpieces, display your flag – the possibilities are endless! By the way, did you know there is proper flag etiquette? Learn more about it here.

Support our troops

The fourth of July is time to celebrate the birth of our nation but also a great time to recognize our troops. There are many ways we can help support. Visit Operation: Care and Comfort to see how you can help.

Cook up some patriotic treats

Oh what fun you can have being creative by putting together patriotic treats! Think strawberry, blueberry and banana fruit kabobs! Follow our 4th of July Celebrations Board on Pinterest to see some of our favorites.

 And last but not least, enjoy your local fireworks show

Below is a list of local fireworks. Be sure to check with the event organizer for full details.

  • Friday, July 3, 2015
    • Cedar Rapids: Ellis Park Fireworks – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015
    • Cedar Rapids: Freedom Festival, Downtown – 9:45 p.m.
    • Cedar Rapids: Kernels Game, Veteran’s Memorial Stadium – postgame
    • Coralville: 4th Fest, S.T. Morrison Park – 9:30 p.m.
    • Iowa City: Iowa Jazz Festival, Hubbard Park – 9:30 p.m.

Happy Independence Day, America!

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