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WhirLocal Salem

(113 reviews)

222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

While 4th of July is all about celebrating the United States’ independence (and eating good barbecue), it can become dangerous once fireworks are involved. During unprecedented dry weather and in places where wildfire danger is high, it might be best to skip the fireworks during your festivities this year. Luckily, there are plenty of fun and safe 4th of July activities you can try instead.

Celebrating at Home

  1. Set up an outdoor movie theater at home and watch your favorite summer movie
  2. Make homemade ice cream with red, white, and blue sprinkles or toppings
  3. Set up an old-fashioned game of croquet on the lawn
  4. Go camping in your backyard
Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities

Take a Little Trip

  1. Visit a local water park or splash pad
  2. Spend the day cooling off at the beach or by the river
  3. Go on a hike at a place you’ve been wanting to visit
  4. Get lunch or dinner at a new local restaurant (if they’re open!)

Give Back To Your Community

  1. Participate in a local food drive or community potluck
  2. Volunteer with a local organization to help pick up trash along trails or in parks
  3. Sign up for Meals on Wheels to deliver food to seniors in your area
  4. Contact a local veterans organization to see how you can give back to veterans in your city

The 4th of July is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with friends and family, give back, and make new memories (without using fireworks). How will you be celebrating 4th of July this year? Tag us in your photos on Instagram @WhirLocal!

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