4th of July
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1 year ago

Firework displays across the country dazzle Americans

Cities across the U.S. celebrated a return to normal Fourth of July celebrations, including firework shows. A town in California celebrated with hundreds of feet of bubble wrap due to fire danger.
1 year ago
Firework displays across the country dazzle Americans
1 year ago

Celebrating the 4th of July in the ‘city of brotherly love’

The patronage and pride of the people of Philadelphia helped bring the city and state back after businesses were affected by the pandemic.
1 year ago
Celebrating the 4th of July in the ‘city of brotherly love’
1 year ago

July 4th at the White House

President Biden hosted the largest event of his administration where he urged unvaccinated Americans to get their shot. ABC News’ Elizabeth Schulze has more.
1 year ago
July 4th at the White House
1 year ago

Danger warning over fireworks

Footage shows a fireworks display going off hours before scheduled, presenting danger even for professional handlers.
1 year ago
Danger warning over fireworks
1 year ago

Millions of Americans celebrate July 4th weekend

Americans are back to old customs of celebrating the holiday weekend in ways they could not last year with friends and family.
1 year ago
Millions of Americans celebrate July 4th weekend
1 year ago

Fireworks prematurely discharge in Ocean City

Fireworks unintentionally discharged ahead of the show in Ocean City, Maryland.
1 year ago
Fireworks prematurely discharge in Ocean City
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Joey Chestnut sets new record at post-pandemic hot dog race

“Jaws” Chestnut broke his own record to gulp to a 14th win at Coney Island.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Premature fireworks ignition startles unsuspecting beachgoers in Maryland

Beachgoers in Ocean City, Maryland got a scary sight after fireworks meant for a Fourth of July celebration went off prematurely.
1 year ago
Premature fireworks ignition startles unsuspecting beachgoers
1 year ago

Several states banning fireworks

Unprecedented heat in the West has authorities limiting and banning fireworks to help prevent causing a massive fire.
1 year ago
Several states banning fireworks
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Wildfire experts urge skipping fireworks this July 4 amid extreme conditions

Wildfire scientists and fire officials are pleading with people to forego fireworks this Fourth of July.
1 year ago
Wildfire experts urge skipping fireworks this July 4 amid extreme conditions
1 year ago

Officials stress fireworks safety for holiday weekend

The Fourth of July will look a lot different than it did last year, as celebrations take place across the country. But the focus is still on safety.
1 year ago
Officials stress fireworks safety for holiday weekend
1 year ago

A fun twist on summer sides that will complement your Fourth of July barbecue

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli joins "GMA" to showcase her favorite summer side dishes.
1 year ago
A fun twist on summer sides that will complement your Fourth of July barbecue
1 year ago

Busiest travel weekend since the pandemic

3.5 million Americans expected to travel by air while 44 million are planning to travel by car this holiday weekend.
1 year ago
Busiest travel weekend since the pandemic
1 year ago

TSA braces for travel surge for the Holiday weekend

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted around the country, many travelers are planning trips for July 4th weekend.
1 year ago
TSA braces for travel surge for the Holiday weekend
1 year ago

Millions taking to the roads for 4th of July travel

An expected 43 million people will drive this holiday weekend as the national gas price reaches its highest point this year.
1 year ago
Millions taking to the roads for 4th of July travel
1 year ago

Consumer Reports rounds up the best grills for Fourth of July

If your grill needs an update for this summer, consider Consumer Reports' top-rated picks for your summer cookouts.
1 year ago
Consumer Reports rounds up the best grills for Fourth of July
1 year ago

By the Numbers: Dangers of illegal fireworks

Illegal fireworks raise concerns this July 4 weekend, with 80,000 pounds seized in California during May and June as western states suffer from drought and record heat.
1 year ago
By the Numbers: Dangers of illegal fireworks
1 year ago

What to expect when hitting the roads on 4th of July weekend

Gas prices are creeping above $3 per gallon and highways are expected to be packed as Americans resume traveling.
1 year ago
What to expect when hitting the roads on 4th of July weekend
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What 4th of July deals you can shop for right now

From outdoor grills to patio furniture, major retailers are offering sales on everything you need to celebrate Independence Day in style.
1 year ago
What 4th of July deals you can shop for right now
1 year ago

4th of July travel rush begins

With an estimated 47 million hitting the roads and skies ahead of Independence Day weekend, United’s CEO expects July 1 “to be the busiest day since COVID started...”
1 year ago
4th of July travel rush begins
1 year ago

'Perfect storm': Bulletin warns of extremist violence as pandemic restrictions lift

No specific threat was mentioned for Independence Day.
1 year ago
'Perfect storm': Bulletin warns of extremist violence as pandemic restrictions lift
1 year ago

Easy to eat handheld foods for 4th of July

Easy to make and easier to eat with one hand recipes for fourth of July celebrations.
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Easy to eat handheld foods for 4th of July
1 year ago

Federal law enforcement officials warn of extremist violence near July 4th

A new Homeland Security bulletin warns that "extremists may seek to exploit easing COVID-19 restrictions.. [and] increased access to mass gatherings… to conduct attacks... with little or no warning."
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Federal law enforcement officials warn of extremist violence near July 4th
1 year ago

July 4th holiday weekend expected to be busiest travel period since start of pandemic

The July 4th weekend is expected to be the busiest travel weekend since the start of the pandemic with more Americans taking to the roads and skies.
1 year ago
July 4th holiday weekend expected to be busiest travel period since start of pandemic
1 year ago

YouTube ranks top 25 songs that spike for Independence Day

YouTube ranked the top 25 songs that spike for the Fourth of July ahead of the Independence Day weekend.
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YouTube ranks top 25 songs that spike for Independence Day
2 years ago

'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootings

A 6-year-old computer whiz
2 years ago
'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootings
2 years ago

Flyover passes over New York City on July 4th

The U.S Department of Defense said a flyover on Independence Day was planned in several cities, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
2 years ago
Flyover passes over New York City on July 4th
2 years ago

How to safely celebrate the holiday weekend

ABC News Contributor Becky Worley on tips for safely celebrating the Fourth of July
2 years ago
How to safely celebrate the holiday weekend
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Patriotic content recommendations to binge on July 4th

People TV’s, Daryn Carp, recommends Nathan's annual hot dog-eating contest and Broadway's "Hamilton," now streaming on Disney+!
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Patriotic content recommendations to binge on July 4th
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Patriotic discounts to watch for this holiday weekend

ABC News' Becky Worley gives us the sales for home projects, the great outdoors and even big ticket items!
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Patriotic discounts to watch for this holiday weekend
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Pandemic party planning for 4th of July

Good Housekeeping's Lori Bergamotto provides tips on how to host a pandemic-safe party this holiday weekend.
2 years ago
Pandemic party planning for 4th of July
2 years ago

Quick and easy BBQ pulled pork perfect for July 4th

Skip delivery and make these southern favorites at home. Get the recipes from celeb chef Jeff Mauro to make these staples yourself.
2 years ago
Quick and easy BBQ pulled pork perfect for July 4th
2 years ago

July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs. These 6 tips can keep them calm and safe

The Fourth of July can be stressful for dogs, who can get anxious with the louder-than-usual noise. Here are some tips to keep them safe and keep them home.
2 years ago
July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs: 6 tips can keep them calm and safe
2 years ago

What to know as millions hit the road for holiday weekend

New travel advisories are in place across the country as many take to cars versus planes and the coronavirus continues to spread.
2 years ago
What to know as millions hit the road for holiday weekend
2 years ago

President Trump set to hold Independence Day celebration

The president will hold a celebration at Mount Rushmore tonight despite concerns over large gatherings.
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President Trump set to hold Independence Day celebration
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Myrtle Beach mayor explains holiday weekend preparations

Mayor Brenda Bethune talks to “GMA” about the expectations for the beach community including the mandatory mask order to mitigate risks of spreading coronavirus.
2 years ago
Myrtle Beach mayor explains holiday weekend preparations
2 years ago

Star-spangled sangria perfect for the 4th of July

A festive take on a classic summer sangria recipe that is perfect for July 4 from lifestyle blog Heart and Seam.
2 years ago
Star-spangled sangria perfect for the 4th of July
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Red, white and yum: The ultimate desserts for your 4th of July bash

Food Network star Molly Yeh shares some of her top Independence Day desserts.
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Red, white and yum: The ultimate desserts for your 4th of July bash
2 years ago

Patriotic painter

Meet the artist known for his dedication to the red, white, and blue. ABC’s Will Ganss talks to Scott LoBaido about his all-American art ahead of July Fourth.
2 years ago
Patriotic painter
2 years ago

Millions expected to hit the road for Fourth of July

Amid COVID-19, millions are predicted to hit the road for July 4th and traffic has already dramatically increased to pre-pandemic levels in many states, according to cell phone data.
2 years ago
Millions expected to hit the road for Fourth of July
2 years ago

Macy’s stages mini July 4th fireworks

The department store kicked off a series of mini 4th of July fireworks displays in New York City.
2 years ago
Macy’s stages mini July 4th fireworks
2 years ago

Where to find the best Fourth of July sales

ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis reports on retailers across the country starting to offer their best summer deals.
2 years ago
Where to find the best Fourth of July sales
2 years ago

The best BBQ guide for 4th of July with tools, tips and recipes

Use this grilling guide all summer with these recipes, tips and tools to cook the ultimate seasonal spread.
2 years ago
The best BBQ guide for 4th of July with tools, tips and recipes
2 years ago

How to make red, white and blue tie-dyed cookies for 4th of July

These red, white, and blue tie-dyed cookies for the 4th of July will be the star of your get-together.
2 years ago
 How to make red, white and blue tie-dyed cookies for July 4th
2 years ago

New York City makes illegal fireworks arrests as complaints skyrocket

As complaints of illegal fireworks skyrocket in New York City, the mayor says he's establishing a task force to crack down on sales.
2 years ago
Why New York City will hold days of 4th of July fireworks this year
2 years ago

White House announces plans for July 4th celebration

President Donald Trump is moving ahead with a second, lower-key “Salute to America” celebration on July Fourth, despite concerns from some lawmakers about the crowds the event could generate during the coronavirus pandemic
2 years ago
2 years ago

Dangers from fireworks demonstrated in annual July Fourth warning

Watermelons and mannequins exploded on the National Mall as the CPSC showed the potential dangers of July Fourth fireworks.
2 years ago
Dangers from fireworks demonstrated in annual July Fourth warning
3 years ago

Nearly 120 people in Minnesota reportedly became sick after boating on July 4th weekend

An investigation was launched by the county's public health department after nearly 120 visitors reported to undergo illness.
3 years ago
Nearly 120 people report illness after boating in lake over July 4th weekend
3 years ago

Trump's 4th of July event cost Pentagon $1.2M

The Pentagon estimates that its total costs for the July Fourth "Salute to America" event was $1.2 million and did not include the military flyover costs.
3 years ago
Trump's 4th of July event cost Pentagon $1.2M
3 years ago

Trump's 'Salute to America' goes on despite heat and rain storms

The president's Independence Day celebration began with Air Force One flying overhead as Donald Trump and the first lady took the stage for his tribute speech to America.
3 years ago
Trump's 'Salute to America' goes on despite heat and rain storms