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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Sydney

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by Polly O'Callaghan (subscribe)
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Celebrate life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness in Sydney
This year, the celebration of the USA's Independence Day (4th July) falls on a Saturday, so there's no better time to join in the fun – whether you're from the U S of A or not! Here are seven ways you can celebrate the land of the Star Spangled Banner.

1. Throw a BBQ and decorate the house in red, white and blue – buy or make some bunting of the US flag and finish the evening off with some sparklers. Independence Day is all about getting together with family and friends!

2. If you don't want to throw your own party then you should head to your nearest Hard Rock Café for all things 'Mexican. Sydney's Hard Rock Café is having a 4th of July Party from 4.00pm, in Darling Harbour.

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Hard Rock Cafe

3. Perhaps find that old baseball bat and pitcher's glove in the garage and make your way to your local park with some friends and the kids. Baseball is quintessentially a States sport but it's one we love here in Australia too. You could even take a case of Budweisers just to make it a little more authentically American.

4. If you want to enjoy a sunny day, but don't feel like a BBQ or baseball, why not make like a cowboy and head out for a horse ride. There are a few places around Sydney that offer horse-riding facilities – such as Glenworth Valley – just an hour's drive north of the city. Make sure you wear your cowboy boots and hat so you really feel the part. Yeee-haaa!

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Glenworth Valley

5. Of course you could just eat a bucket of fried chicken or tuck into a big burger. How about making some made home-made meat patties? The children will be overjoyed. Make sure you make some delicious fries to complete the dish.

6. On the Fourth of July the people of America like to have street parades – if you can't go and see one anywhere, then perhaps you can create your own mini-street parade! Line up your friends and family, if you don't have any drums or trumpets to hand you could always raid the kitchen cupboards for old pots and pans, and wooden spoons. Just make sure you invite your neighbours to join in the singing, drumming and marching or your might be less than popular by the 5th of July.

7. If all of that sounds like far too much effort there is a quick alternative solution – get yourself a big bowl of popcorn and settle down on the couch to watch Independence Day the movie.

Happy Fourth of July – what will you do?
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Why? Because: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
When: 4th July
Where: Anywhere in Sydney
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Some good ideas for family fun there.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4145) 1671 days ago
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