4th of July
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3 months 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.
3 months ago
YouTube ranks top 25 songs that spike for Independence Day
1 year ago
'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootings
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Flyover passes over New York City on July 4th
1 year ago

How to safely celebrate the holiday weekend

ABC News Contributor Becky Worley on tips for safely celebrating the Fourth of July
1 year ago
How to safely celebrate the holiday weekend
1 year ago

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+!
1 year ago
Patriotic content recommendations to binge on July 4th
1 year ago

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!
1 year ago
Patriotic discounts to watch for this holiday weekend
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Pandemic party planning for 4th of July
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Quick and easy BBQ pulled pork perfect for July 4th
1 year 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.
1 year ago
July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs: 6 tips can keep them calm and safe
1 year 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.
1 year ago
What to know as millions hit the road for holiday weekend
1 year ago

President Trump set to hold Independence Day celebration

The president will hold a celebration at Mount Rushmore tonight despite concerns over large gatherings.
1 year ago
President Trump set to hold Independence Day celebration
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Myrtle Beach mayor explains holiday weekend preparations
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Star-spangled sangria perfect for the 4th of July
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Red, white and yum: The ultimate desserts for your 4th of July bash
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Patriotic painter
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Millions expected to hit the road for Fourth of July
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Macy’s stages mini July 4th fireworks
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Where to find the best Fourth of July sales
1 year 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.
1 year ago
The best BBQ guide for 4th of July with tools, tips and recipes
1 year 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.
1 year ago
 How to make red, white and blue tie-dyed cookies for July 4th
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Why New York City will hold days of 4th of July fireworks this year
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Dangers from fireworks demonstrated in annual July Fourth warning
2 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.
2 years ago
Nearly 120 people report illness after boating in lake over July 4th weekend
2 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.
2 years ago
Trump's 4th of July event cost Pentagon $1.2M
2 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.
2 years ago
Trump's 'Salute to America' goes on despite heat and rain storms
2 years ago

Firefighters get premature 4th of July show after containers at fireworks store explode

Fourth of July got started a little early for one South Carolina town when containers outside a fireworks store caught fire and exploded Thursday.
2 years ago
Containers at fireworks store explode in premature July 4th spectacle
2 years ago

Fireworks go up in smoke outside store

Containers outside a fireworks store in Fort Mill, South Carolina, caught fire early Thursday morning, which resulted in a premature show.
2 years ago
Fireworks go up in smoke outside store
2 years ago

Over 750 pounds of illegal fireworks seized at California residence ahead of 4th of July

More than 750 pounds of "dangerous illegal" fireworks were seized from a single residence in California ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said.
2 years ago
Over 750 pounds of illegal fireworks seized at California residence
2 years ago

4th of July tales from the emergency room

It's probably best to leave the fireworks to the professionals.
2 years ago
4th of July tales from the emergency room
2 years ago

Final preparations for Trump's salute to America

The president's Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial will include the Blue Angels fighter jets
2 years ago
Final preparations for Trump's salute to America
2 years ago

16 songs you may have forgotten for your July 4th playlist

Sure, you've got Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A.," but what about these?
2 years ago
16 songs you may have forgotten for your July 4th playlist
2 years ago

Here are the cutest, most patriotic July 4th treats at Disney

Disney has the tastiest July 4th treats.
2 years ago
Here are the cutest, most patriotic July 4th treats at Disney
2 years ago

Extravagant Fourth of July preparations underway in DC

Many are questioning the price tag for President Trump's event that includes armored combat vehicles, military flyovers and jumbotrons. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
2 years ago
Extravagant Fourth of July preparations underway in DC
2 years ago

A viewer’s guide to July 4th in the nation's capital

Here is everything you need to know about Independence Day festivities in the nation's capital -- and how to watch them from home.
2 years ago
A viewer’s guide to July 4th in the nation's capital
2 years ago

July 4th at the National Mall

The activist group CODEPINK said Tuesday it has been granted a permit to fly the "Baby Trump" balloon.
2 years ago
July 4th at the National Mall
2 years ago

Trump promises 'show of a lifetime' for July 4th celebration

The event is free, but the White House gave VIP tickets to the Republic National Committee and top donors.
2 years ago
Trump promises 'show of a lifetime' for July 4th celebration
2 years ago

Trump's Fourth of July 'Salute to America' celebrations set for nation's capital

Military tanks are on display as Trump supporters rally in front of the White House in advance of Fourth of July celebrations.
2 years ago
Trump's Fourth of July 'Salute to America' celebrations set for nation's capital
2 years ago

July 4th fireworks donor lobbied President Trump on tariffs and won a reprieve

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration will feature $750,000 of donated fireworks from an Ohio retailer who has lobbied the White House against tariffs.
2 years ago
July 4th fireworks donor lobbied President Trump on tariffs and won a reprieve
2 years ago

More than 41 million drivers expected to hit the road over July 4th holiday

Gas prices are down 19 cents compared to this time last year as a record number of people are expected to drive over the holiday weekend -- nearly 2 million from last year.
2 years ago
More than 41 million drivers expected to hit the road over July 4th holiday
2 years ago

Record summer travel with 12 million flyers expected over July 4th

The TSA said it's likely to see about 20% more flyers on busy summer days and that deploying TSA officers to the border issue has impacted wait times.
2 years ago
Record summer travel with 12 million flyers expected over July 4th
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Must-know, last-minute DIY party hacks for your Fourth of July bash
2 years ago

How to throw the perfect July 4th picnic

Lori Bergamotto of Good Housekeeping shares her top tips for enjoying the outdoors with the whole family this Independence Day.
2 years ago
How to throw the perfect July 4th picnic
2 years ago

'Domestic' terrorists could target July 4 holiday events, but no known plots: Feds

Heading into the July 4 holiday, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center urged law enforcement to look out for suspicious activity.
2 years ago
'Domestic' terrorists could target Independence Day events, but no known plots: Feds
2 years ago

DC officials reveal how they'll handle a July 4th with President Trump

Mayor Bowser details Fourth of July festivities with updated safety plans.
2 years ago
DC officials reveal how they'll handle a July 4th with President Trump
2 years ago

Retailers offering big bangs for consumers' bucks for July 4 holiday

Best Buy is offering discounts on kitchen appliances and Lowes and Home Depot are offering big deals on grills just in time for barbecue season.
2 years ago
Retailers offering big bangs for consumers' bucks for July 4 holiday
3 years ago

'Baby, you're a firework!' Sweet preemies dress in patriotic best for July 4

These babies in their Fourth of July best are making our hearts swell with patriotic pride.
3 years ago
'Baby, you're a firework!' Sweet preemies dress in patriotic best for July 4
3 years ago

Florida man seriously injured after firework exploded in his hand on Fourth of July

Jonathan Soto, 35, suffered injuries on his left hand and chest after he grabbed a mortar-style firework in his left hand and waited for it to ignite.
3 years ago
Florida man seriously injured after firework exploded in his hand on Fourth of July
3 years ago

Fire threat forcing Western towns to abandon July Fourth fireworks

Police are investigating what triggered a blast that injured a worker at a fireworks warehouse.
3 years ago
Fire threat forcing Western towns to abandon July Fourth fireworks
3 years ago

What to know about legal fireworks in your state this Fourth of July

Celebrating the Fourth of July with a patriotic display of fireworks is a quintessential holiday activity.
3 years ago
Everything you need to know about legal fireworks this Fourth of July