Parades, flying of the flag, picnics, cookouts, eating watermelon and vacations at the beach are part of this national holiday.
Firework displays are another. Large, professional fireworks displays are common in cities large and small. But many people choose their personal displays at home. Each little town might offer them for sale at stands such as this.
Fireworks may be illegal in some states/cities. How about where you live? If you live outside the U.S., what are the traditions and rules?
This booth was set up in the grocery store parking lot in my town. Yesterday they were conducting a booming business (this phot was taken earlier in the week when no customers were present.)
However you choose to celebrate the day, here's hoping you have a blast!