July 4th Activities in Boulder
Even though our July 4th festivities might be a little less noisy without fireworks, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate!
If you’re unsure about the DOs and DON’Ts on July 4th in Boulder, we’re here to be your guide on fun-filled activities for you and the family. Rest assured, with our list of activities, you’ll still have an Independence Day to remember!
After your morning caffeine kicks in, use your energy for some U.S.A. trivia with family/friends. Now is a great time to get back in touch with your knowledge of America. Put your memory to the test and see who can be the first one to name all 50 states. If you’re feeling a little extra competitive, try seeing who can match the states to their location on a map.
P.S. Don’t forget Hawaii
Taste the Independence
Whether you’re cooking your favorite meals or getting take out, get in the holiday spirit and add some color to your meals. You can surprise your significant other with a red, white and blue breakfast. A simple way to do this is making red velvet pancakes, adding whipped cream and topping it with some blueberries. If you’re not a fan of sweet breakfasts, you can get your favorite bagels, add cream cheese and top it with strawberries and blueberries.
You can find this season’s most fresh fruits and vegetables at the Boulder Farmer’s Market every Saturday!
Parks and Trails
If there’s one thing Boulder residents pride themselves on, it’s our unparalleled trails. As of June 1st, many parks and trails have opened up in Boulder. Take some time out of your weekend to enjoy some fresh air while walking/hiking through Boulder’s scenic and peaceful trails. To add a touch of patriotism to your activity, wear something red, white or blue that will also be comfortable for you to walk in.
Before you go out, make sure to check the list of open parks and trails in Boulder.
Don’t forget to bring a mask!
Enjoying a midday mojito is not only perfect for the 4th of July but also refreshing throughout summer. You can make your drinks more festive by adding some pomegranate or strawberry juice to it and top it with blueberries or blackberries. This still keeps your drink elegant, yet colorful and delicious. If you want to sip on something besides a mojito, martinis and sangrias are also drinks that can be made red!
Red, White and BBQ
If barbecues are your go-to for July 4th, you can still manage to have one, it just may look a little different than usual. Planning a barbecue means taking all the necessary precautions in order to protect yourself and others. The first and most important step is to keep the group as small as possible. A good idea is to set up chairs that are six feet apart to ensure social distancing. If burgers or hot dogs are on the menu, make sure there’s only one or two people handling the food. Instead of a bowl of chips/veggies where multiple people will put their hands in, make individual bags for your guests so they each have their own.
And don’t forget to be generous with the hand sanitizer!
4th of July fireworks may be cancelled this year, but there’s no reason you still can’t spark your own fun! Make the most of this holiday with delicious food, nature and family-friendly activities. With our guide to your Independence Day at home, you can celebrate your patriotism right from where you are.
Cheers to the 4th and founding of a nation!