4th of July
Follow the latest 4th of July news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
3 months ago

2 drown in separate incidents at Virginia Beach over July 4 weekend

A 12-year-old and 44-year-old drowned in two separate incidents at Virginia Beach on the same day.
3 months ago
2 drown in separate incidents at Virginia Beach over July 4 weekend
3 months ago

Travel chaos as record number of Americans expected to return home after July 4

The TSA has screened more than 9 million people at U.S. airports since Thursday, while thousands experienced delayed flights and cancellations over the long weekend.
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Travel chaos as record number of Americans expected to return home after July 4
3 months ago

Joey Chestnut wins 15th Coney Island hot dog eating contest

The competitive eating icon downed 63 franks and buns in his latest victory.
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Joey Chestnut wins 15th Coney Island hot dog eating contest
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Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest
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Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest
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In comeback, Sudo wins women's title at July 4 hot dog race

Record-holder Miki Sudo has won the women’s title at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest after skipping last year’s frank fest because she was pregnant
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In comeback, Sudo wins women's title at July 4 hot dog race
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Protecting your pet on July 4th

ABC News’ Will Ganss has tips on how to mitigate the stress of fireworks on your pets this Independence Day.
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Protecting your pet on July 4th
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Best entertainment for the 4th

Janai Norman fills us in on what to binge, starting with Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” and throwback “Air Force One.”
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Best entertainment for the 4th
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Nathan’s annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest tomorrow

ABC News' Megan Ryte reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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Nathan’s annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest tomorrow
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How to save on July 4th grilling essentials amid inflation

Stew Leonard, Jr., CEO of Stew Leonard’s supermarkets breaks down how inflation is impacting Fourth of July barbecues and offers last-minute tips on ways to save on holiday foods.
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How to save on July 4th grilling essentials amid inflation
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Fourth of July sales tips

Becky Worley is back with more tips since Amazon prime day is coming up.
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Fourth of July sales tips
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Red flag warnings threaten fireworks displays in West

Residents in the Southwest are asked to be cautious with fireworks as dry conditions and gusty winds have created an increased risk of wildfire.
3 months ago
Red flag warnings threaten fireworks displays in West
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Thousands of flights delayed for July 4th travel weekend

About 9,000 flights were delayed and nearly 1,000 were canceled Saturday and Sunday as airlines battled a string of staffing shortages from the pandemic and severe weather in parts of the country.
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Thousands of flights delayed for July 4th travel weekend
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Record number of travelers hit the road for 4th of July

About 42 million people are expected to have traveled by car for the holiday weekend, according to predictions by AAA.
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Record number of travelers hit the road for 4th of July
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Americans worry about travel nightmares on July Fourth weekend

Storms in the Northeast are one reason flights have been canceled and delayed.
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Americans worry about travel nightmares on July Fourth weekend
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Shopping for July Fourth sales

“GMA’s” Becky Worley brings us the best deals for this holiday weekend in swimsuits, home improvement and much more!
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Shopping for July Fourth sales
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Safety tips for a safe July Fourth BBQ

Firefighters offered tips on "GMA" for a safe holiday weekend, including warning Americans to not leave their grills unattended.
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Safety tips for a safe July Fourth BBQ
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BBQ swaps for 4th of July

There are ways to keep down the cost and still serve up a great spread amid high inflation.
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BBQ swaps for 4th of July
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Holiday-travel chaos: Airlines brace for huge weekend crowds

The fireworks are still days away, but travel for the weekend is booming.
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As holiday weekend starts, airport crowds top 2019 numbers
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Creative ways to save money on your Fourth of July barbecue

Barbecue staples such as ground beef, pork and beans and even potato salad are being hit with higher prices this season, but you can still have a good time without breaking the bank.
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Creative ways to save money on your Fourth of July barbecue
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How to keep your pets safe amid Fourth of July fireworks

Dr. Marina Tejada of the North Shore Animal League America shares tips to keep pets calm during noisy fireworks, including making sure pets are identifiable in case they run away.
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How to keep your pets safe amid Fourth of July fireworks
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Save on your 4th of July barbecue with these last-minute tips

Save on your backyard barbecue this Fourth of July, even with food prices soaring.
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Save on your 4th of July barbecue with these last-minute tips
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July 4th travel chaos

Airlines have canceled or delayed thousands of flights ahead of the holiday. ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi reports on what could complicate things this weekend.
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July 4th travel chaos
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Record number of drivers hit the road for 4th of July weekend

AAA expects a record 42 million people to travel by car this weekend as flight cancelations and delays continue.
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Record number of drivers hit the road for 4th of July weekend
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How to super-size your Fourth of July food, style and fun

An all-star squad -- "Heirloom Kitchen" author Anna Francese Gass, model Hayley Hasselhoff and While Entertaining magazine's Amber Mayfield -- shares tips to heat up your holiday celebration.
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How to super-size your Fourth of July food, style and fun
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What 4th of July sales to shop and skip

ABC News’ Becky Worley weighs in on the deals to grab now and others that consumers should pass on.
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What 4th of July sales to shop and skip
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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.
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July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs: 6 tips can keep them calm and safe
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4th of July weekend weather: What to expect

Rain, heat and fire are all in the forecast this 4th of July weekend.
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4th of July weekend weather: What to expect
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4 early 4th of July mattress sales that are happening right now

This holiday weekend, find deep discounts on mattresses galore.
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4 early 4th of July mattress sales that are happening right now
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4th of July travel: What to know before hitting the skies or the road

This Fourth of July is expected to be the second-busiest for travel since 2000, with 47.9 million Americans taking trips, according to AAA.
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4th of July travel: What to know before hitting the skies or the road
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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
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Experts reveal July 4th sales to shop now and which ones to wait on

Customers can score deep discounts on appliances and outdoor gear during the holiday weekend, but experts advise waiting for Amazon Prime Day and Target Deals Day to save on items like electronics.
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Experts reveal July 4th sales to shop now and which ones to wait on
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50 million Americans expected to travel for July 4 weekend

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos shares the latest updates ahead of the busy holiday weekend and how recent flight delays and high gas prices could affect your travel plans.
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50 million Americans expected to travel for July 4 weekend
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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.
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Star-spangled sangria perfect for the 4th of July
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Must-know, last-minute DIY party hacks for your Fourth of July bash

It's not too late to get into the patriotic spirit with these easy party hacks.
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Must-know, last-minute DIY party hacks for your Fourth of July bash
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’
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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
1 year ago

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