Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.
Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.
This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.
From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.
Whether you’re looking for fireworks in the heart of Chicago or in one of the neighboring suburbs, there are a number of Independence Day celebrations to choose from.
Are you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?
Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.
Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!
This town can brag about having one of the most attractive and accessible shorelines in the country as well as fine beaches that remain free.
Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.
If you’re as big of a (party pooper) stickler for nutrition as I am, or if you’re just simply looking to rotate in some fresh and delicious kid-enticing treats at, say, your Fourth of July party, you’ve landed on the right article (read: there will be no mention of anything marshmallows or fluff or those little black and white cookies that are chalked full of equal parts of sinful and good).
You can’t have a Fourth of July without fireworks. Fortunately, Navy Pier isn’t the only place to go to watch them. Many of the Chicago suburbs are also hosting their own displays, many accompanied by food fests and as they say, “fun for the whole family.” (Except that 13-year-old who thinks everything is uncool, including fireworks.)
Fireworks displays happen everywhere on July 4th. But some cities and towns put a unique spin on this American holiday.
4th of July means barbeques and fireworks. But it’s also arguably the most important day in our country’s history. Learn why.
Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?
Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.
Celebrating the Fourth of July in Chicago as a family with small children is much different than the days of pre-kids fourth festivities. Here are a few ideas to help you get started making some family-friendly plans.
Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]
Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]
America’s traditional colors are red, white and blue, and you can take your Fourth of July picnic, barbeque or pool party to the next level by serving Independence Day themed cuisine! All of these easy-to-make […]
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.
This Fourth of July, wear your patriotic spirit on your sleeve…or face, or feet, or anywhere! Here are some cool, weird, and funny July Fourth inspired fashion ideas using America’s national colors of red, white […]
Patriotic flags, cuisines and tunes abound on July 4th. The Star Spangled Banner, the most patriotic of American songs, is played on radios, sung by musicians and hummed at barbeques. Famous renditions by singers vary […]