America’s 242nd birthday is coming up next week—but if you ask us she doesn’t look a day over 200. Whether you’re on the road for an epic long weekend getaway or traveling for business, there are lots of Independence Day events around our InTown Suites properties for all ages. So don your best red, white, and blue attire and get ready for tasty cookouts, toe-tapping live music, dazzling fireworks and a whole lot more 4th of July fun.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
An InTown Suites Favorite – Submitted by staff at our West Palm Beach, FL extended stay
Light up a sparkler and head on over to the 4th on Flagler, South Florida’s largest FREE Independence Day event. In celebration of the event’s 30th anniversary, enjoy an evening of live music, delicious eats, cool drinks, and family-friendly games before catching a dazzling 18-minute long fireworks display set over the beautiful downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront. The 4th on Flager takes place from 5 – 10 p.m. next Wednesday, so be sure to arrive early to take in all the festivities and honor our servicemen and women during the annual Military Honor Ceremony.
An InTown Suites Favorite – Submitted by staff at our Mobile West, AL extended stay
What’s more patriotic than an Independence Day celebration at the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park Fireworks on the Fantail? Just a short distance from our Mobile West property, experience an epic 4th of July celebration complete with swing music, BBQ, drinks, and an ice cream buffet. Little ones will be treated to a complimentary children’s book “Hooray for the Mighty A,” games, and their very own sailor hat before settling down for the main event: fireworks! Guests are invited to either watch the event’s grand finale over Mobile Bay from the decks of the USS ALABAMA or to cozy up on the park’s lawn with chairs, blankets, snacks—even your furry friends. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children, with all proceeds going to benefit the USS ALABAMA Battleship Foundation Inc. restoration project.
An InTown Suites Favorite – Submitted by staff at our Snellville, GA extended stay
One of Georgia’s biggest and best 4th of July celebrations is back with a day full of fun. Grab a craft beer and join everyone down on the Towne Green for live music performances by The Stephen Lee Band, Contagious Band, and Rhythm Nation Band between 4 – 9:30 p.m. Peruse onsite vendors for tasty treats, pack a picnic for the family, and even give back at the Blood South Blood Mobile drive. When the sky darkens, get ready for a show of red, white, and blue unlike any other fireworks display in Georgia. For more information visit Star-Spangled Snellville.
An InTown Suites Favorite – Submitted by staff at our Columbus East, OH extended stay
Nothing kicks off America’s birthday like a good ol’ fashion parade. Presented by the Central Ohio Ford Dealers, the 38th annual Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! descends on Downtown Columbus July 3rd. Get there early, because the festivities are endless! Along the Scioto Mile, you’ll find live music, entertainment, children’s activities, and food starting at noon. Take the kids of the Columbia Gas’ Children’s park for carnival games and face painting, or stop by the Party on the Park Beer Garden for some adult fun with craft beer and all-day live music. The parade starts at 6 p.m., so set-up your chair or canopy and take a seat for a rousing pre-show before hunkering down for the real star of the show, a 26-minute fireworks show over Genoa Park—the largest in the Midwest!
Looking for something a little bit more fast-paced? Start your celebration early with the Charity Day 5K on Sunday, July 2nd. Rally support for one or more of the 19 charity partners by running or walking in this fun, family-friendly event. Bonus: The race ends near the all-new BOOM Beer Garden, which will be open for post-race festivities. We’ll raise a glass to that!
Now that you’ve got some inspiration for some great 4th of July celebrations, it’s time to plan your trip! Find InTown Suites’ extended stay properties near the festivities for affordable accommodations this holiday.