10 Ways To Celebrate July 4th During a Pandemic

Navigating A New Normal

By Courtney Daly-Pavone June 27, 2020

July 4th 2020 will be like no other Independence Day! The bad news, fireworks have been cancelled in most towns, large gatherings banned, mandatory masks and social distancing rules are in full effect. So how do you create a fun and have a memorable Fourth of July? Below are some creative ways to celebrate freedom from British rule, and the birth of our nation.

Daytime Fun Get Patriotic!

#1 Visit Mount Soledad in La Jolla

This memorial to our armed forces is spectacular. It's majestic, calm, and it really makes you think about the sacrifices our soldiers have made. At the top of Mount Soledad are spectacular panoramic views of San Diego. It's the perfect spot for meditation, reflection, and a wonderful lesson for all Americans.

#2 Greatest Generation Walk Bob Hope Memorial

In between Seaport Village and the USS Midway is The Greatest Generation Walk. You'll find statues and plaques to World War 2 heroes including comedian Bob Hope entertainer to the troops. The walk is free, and it's a great way to spend time outdoors while kids get a lesson in serving their country.

#3 Watch "Hamilton" on Disney Plus July 3rd!

#4 This July 4th Watch Virtual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show On KPBS!

#5 This July 4th Watch Virtual Fireworks From Nashville!

#6 Read The Declaration of Independence With Your KidsI found this $1 copy @ Dollar Tree.

#7 Binge Watch Liberty's Kids On YouTubeThis NBC cartoon tells the story of The American Revolution.

#8 Buy red, white, and blue balloons and have a water balloon fight.

#9 Make July 4th crafts with your kids:

#10 Take Patriot Virtual Trips To:

 Philadelphia, NASA, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and the Statue of Liberty.

There's nothing preventing you from having an awesome good time with your family, or those you live with. We're doing a New England Clam Bake (clams are free at The Silver Strand at low tide). We'll binge watch patriotic movies, and head to Mission Bay before the crowds arrive, and it will be a good day as long as we're healthy and grateful!

Happy Fourth of July To You & Your Family!