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12 Festive Fourth of July Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Independence Day is almost here, which means only one thing: It's time to celebrate with some Fourth of July recipes, great company, and the best Fourth of July activities! Of course, the holiday might look a little different this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — but that certainly doesn't mean you can't still have a blast on summer's best holiday. In fact, with plenty of fun family activities and festive at-home ideas, you can still make this year's Fourth of July the best-ever yet — we're talking backyard barbecues, patriotic crafts, and gooey s'mores over a campfire!

From trying some delicious grilling recipes to having a cozy movie night in your backyard, pick one of these patriotic activities to enjoy with the whole family — and soon enough you'll be celebrating America's birthday in true star-spangled style. No matter what activity your family chooses, though, you're guaranteed to have a great time — because as long as you're having fun with your loved ones (and eating good food, of course!), it will definitely be an Independence Day well spent.