BYUI student waves American flags around excited for the fourth. (Taylor Lowder)

How to Celebrate July 4 Away from your Family

Rexburg will quickly become a ghost town around campus during the fourth of July weekend. However, not everyone has a place to go. If you are spending the fourth of July away from family, here are some tips to make it enjoyable:

Make a plan.

Whether you plan on going to watch fireworks or stay home alone, decide what you’ll do. Without a plan, it is easy to get discouraged, according to The Huffington Post.

Watch a parade.

Just because you are away from home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good parade. Rexburg will have a parade full of floats, bands, drill teams and dancers at 10 a.m. on the fourth of July. The route will go from Smith Park to Porter Park, according to the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Cool down with some ice cream.

With a heat wave in the West and normally hot temperatures in the rest of the country, ice cream and popsicles are the perfect way to cool off,” according to Inquisitr.

Watch fireworks.

Driggs will host a fireworks display with live music and a picnic at City Center Plaza, according to the City of Driggs website.

Treat yourself.

Take time for yourself on the Fourth of July. Go to your favorite place, eat your favorite food and treat yourself right. Focus on what you enjoy, not on what you’re missing.

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