Want your July 4th camping holiday celebration to scream “Festive and Fun”?
Sure you do!
Go all out with Red, White and Blue 4th of July camping ideas … starting with your food, drinks, utensils, decorations and outfits!
I’ve got a super-fun shopping guide but first, you’ll need to make your campsite reservations and trip plans!
Camping 4th Of July Weekend
Make sure you are prepared for fire restrictions when planning your celebration activities and cooking methods.
Reservations For Camping On July 4th
Camping on summer holiday weekends is really popular so reserve your campsite early.
If you waited too long and everything is booked, just go remote camping.
If you’ve never done that before, check out these tips on Boondocking: How And Where To Go Dispersed Camping.
July 4th Camping In National Forests
One of the best places to camp on July 4th is in National Forests.
If your favorite campgrounds are booked, you can easily find a remote camping site available inside the Forests.
For our family, it is actually our preferred style of camping but if you have never done it before, there are rules you need to be aware of before you go … you’ll find tons of tips in our Camping In National Forests post.
Also, the authorities place fire restrictions on National Forest land when the conditions are dangerous and they are especially cautious when the crowds are big and camping on July 4th is one of those times.
Fire Restrictions While Camping On July 4th
Depending on the location where you will be camping on July 4th, you may be faced with restrictions because of hot and dry conditions.
We have lots of information and resources when camping fire restrictions are in place.
Red, White And Blue Recipes
We have tons of super fun and totally yummy 4th of July camping food ideas you have to try!
Making Food During Fire Restrictions
If campfires and charcoal are prohibited during your July 4th camping trip, you don’t want to plan meals that uses those fuels. If you create a menu that uses propane grills or stoves, you won’t have to worry.
I have a huge list of camp stove recipes … all can be made using a propane stove but many can also be made with a camp fire or charcoal briquettes.
Those recipes are perfect if you think you’ll be able to cook with fire but find out at the last minute that you can’t … you won’t be stuck re-doing your entire menu.
Fun Red, White And Blue Shopping Guide
I’ve hand-picked the items in this shopping guide so you can easily bring a red, white and blue color theme to your entire celebration while camping on July 4th!
Eating, Serving And Decorating With R,W&B
Red, White and Blue Independence Day Drink Straws. Cute straws with fun colors and designs are an easy way to spruce up your drinks.
If your July 4th camping menu does not include lots of red, white and blue colored food, just add a little R,W&B to your table with Flag Food Picks. It’s fun to use festive food picks in fruit and cheese trays as well as cupcakes. Whatever food you can poke, pick and eat is good for picks!
You can serve any food or drink with Patriotic Party Plates, Napkins And Cups and make the meal feel like it fits the red, white and blue holiday theme. Disposable plates, napkins and cups make clean-up a breeze while the stars and strips add to the party.
4th of July Patriotic American Flag Koozie Set. On a hot summer July Fourth party, it’s really important to keep your cold drinks cold with patriotic koozies.
American Flag Patriotic Inflatable Cooler. Inflatables are lightweight and easy to pack and this cooler is so festive with its red, white and blue stars and stripes theme. It’s a must-have for your July 4th camping bash.
Patriotic Party Table Cover. It’s easy and inexpensive to get a big splash of red, white and blue at your July 4th camping celebration when you use a tablecloth with a patriotic pattern.
Red, White and Blue Patriotic Plastic Serving Tray. Serving trays are always handy no matter if you have a huge crowd or just a small intimate group and the stars and stripes add to the holiday. I like using plastic trays when camping because they are lightweight and easy to pack.
4th of July Patriotic Party Pack Decorations. Easy decorations always put a snazzy spin on any July 4th party. When camping, you can hang banners and decorations from trees, awnings, shade structures, tents and RVs. Just be careful they don’t get too close to your campfire or other flames.
Kids Activities When Camping On July 4th
In addition to normal camping activities for the kids, add some patriotic fun with a book like The Night Before The Fourth Of July
And non-fire hazard Patriotic Glow Wands!
Red, White And Blue Clothing
Red, white and blue hats are great to celebrate the holiday and for sun protection.
Let’s Celebrate The Fourth!
Now that we have all of the bases covered, let’s all go have a great July 4th celebration. And, don’t forget the real meaning of the Independence Day holiday, as per Wikipedia:
The Meaning Of The Holiday
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. Read more…
Hope to see you camping, hiking and cooking during this Fourth of July holiday!
Camping Food Ideas
Make sure you have plenty of yummy edibles on your holiday table.