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4th of July barbecue activities

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Independence Day is the perfect occasion to gather with family and friends, fire up the grill, and celebrate the red, white, and blue in style.

We've compiled a list of 19 exciting and fun activities to make your Fourth of July barbecue a memorable experience for everyone. From thrilling water balloon tosses to delicious pie-eating contests, from creative crafts to friendly sports competitions, we've got you covered.

So, grab your patriotic spirit, put on your party hat, and get ready to dive into a day filled with laughter, games, and mouth-watering treats — Let the festivities begin!


  1. Set up a DIY photo booth with patriotic props and decorations for guests to take memorable pictures.
  2. Organize a water balloon toss or water gun fight to cool off on a hot summer day.
  3. Have a three-legged race competition, where teams of two tie their legs together and race to the finish line.
  4. Set up a face painting station with red, white, and blue designs for kids and adults to enjoy.
  5. Create a scavenger hunt with patriotic-themed clues and prizes for the winners.
  6. Organize a pie-eating contest using classic American flavors like apple or cherry pie.
  7. Have a DIY crafts table where guests can create their own patriotic-themed accessories, such as bracelets or headbands.
  8. Set up a cornhole tournament for friendly competition between guests.
  9. Create a DIY lemonade or soda bar with various flavors and mix-ins for guests to create their own refreshing drinks.
  10. Organize a friendly game of flag football in the backyard or a nearby park.
  11. Have a bubble station with different types of bubble wands for kids to enjoy.
  12. Set up a temporary hair coloring station with washable hair sprays in red, white, and blue.
  13. Organize a mini carnival with classic games like ring toss, bean bag toss, and duck pond for guests to enjoy.
  14. Set up a DIY s'mores bar with various types of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows for guests to create their own delicious treats.
  15. Play patriotic-themed charades, where guests act out famous American figures, landmarks, or events.
  16. Set up a temporary tattoo station with patriotic designs for guests to show off their American spirit.
  17. Have a hula hoop contest to see who can keep the hoop going the longest.
  18. Organize a watermelon-eating contest for some messy and tasty fun.
  19. End the evening by traveling to a local fireworks display.