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4th Of July Recipes

4th of July is one of America’s favorite holidays! It’s all about celebrating our country with parades, barbecues, bonfires, food, and fireworks. It is one of the biggest days of the year for consuming traditional bbq foods. In fact, July is National Hot Dog Month, and it is estimated that 150 million hot dogs are eaten on the 4th of July alone! Whether you’re having a pot luck party, BBQ, or just hanging out at home, we’ve got a list of all the best 4th of July Recipes to serve for your Independence Day Celebration.

Independence Day will next be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

The Best 4th Of July Recipes
Appetizers & DipsMain Dishes & Big Bites4th of July Sides
Salad & Fruit4th of July DessertsCocktails & Non-Alcoholic Drinks

4th Of July Appetizers & Dips

You’ll be snacking all afternoon and well into the night on Independence Day so you should have plenty to nosh on. Here are some of the best appetizers and dips for Independence Day.

4th Of July Main Dishes & Big Bites

Don’t go hungry! Make some of these main dishes and big bites for your Fourth Of July Celebration, including hot dogs, burgers, and more!

4th Of July Sides

The side dishes are sometimes the best thing at the party! Everyone loves a great homestyle mac and cheese or sweet and smokey baked beans.

4th Of July Salads & Soups

Salads are great for adding something lighter and refreshing to balance out all that dip you’ll be diving into! We especially love chopped fresh salads, and crisp greens with grilled fruit!

4th Of July Desserts

One of the best things about a holiday is the festive desserts, and you simply aren’t celebrating properly without something sweet.

4th Of July Drinks

We’ve got some great cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages to keep your thirst quenched all day long!

4th Of July Facts

  • Hamburgers, steak, hot dogs, and chicken are the most popular grilling foods for 4th of July (in that order, with burgers being the most popular.
  • Over 68 million cases of beer are consumed over 4th of July weekend. 4th of July is reported to be the leading holiday for beer sales in the United States.
  • Corn and potatoes are the most popular grilled side dishes for 4th of July.
  • Most 4th of July watermelon comes from Florida, California, Georgia, and Texas.
  • President Zachary Taylor died from eating spoiled fruit after making his 4th of July speeches in 1850.
  • 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1870. It became a paid holiday in 1938.
  • Massachusetts was the first state to celebrate 4th of July as a state holiday in 1781.
  • The first 4th of July parade was held in Bristol, Rhode Island in 1785.
  • Every 4th of July, the Liberty Bell is tapped 13 times by descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence, to honor the 13 original colonies.
  • John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on the 4th of July. Adams and Jefferson in 1826 and Monroe in 1831.
  • The only president born on the 4th of July is Calvin Coolidge.
  • Over $1 billion dollars are spent on fireworks by Americans every year.
  • Every year on July 4th, there is a famous hot dog eating competition in Coney Island, New York.
  • The famous Macy’s fireworks show in New York costs about $6 million to put on.