I'm a pretty big fan of this holiday. I mean how can you go wrong with fireworks, friends, grilling out and generally just celebrating for an entire long weekend? Also I am a total dork and love all the color coordinating stuff...I own a surprising amount of red, white and blue. The main firework event for me was actually on the 3rd at Denver's capitol building. We watched them shoot up in the air, as the Colorado Symphony played in the background. It was pretty magical. The next day was spent poolside having a blast with friends, followed by more food, drink, and fireworks. Happy Independence Day America-- I do feel blessed to live in this very beautiful place!