It’s time to bust out the fireworks! The 4th of July is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your celebration. With the holiday landing on a Monday this year,  it’ll be a long weekend for most—say hello to three blissful summer days in a row. Sounds great right? To make it even better, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite 4th of July-inspired activities so you can start planning a fun-packed weekend for the whole family.

Check it out below!

1. Catch a local fireworks show
Fireworks are an absolute must on the Fourth of July. Fireworks are essentially synonymous with this holiday. Whether you choose to have your own firework show in your neighborhood or decide to attend a professional firework event, your family and friends will love spending time watching fireworks together. Check your local city and state listings for professional shows in your area—many of them will be free to attend! And, if you’d prefer to relax on the couch at home, you can check out the Macy’s 4th of July Firework Spectacular on NBC. 

Bring this HAPARI item with you: Coverups!
Between the pool or running around in the sprinklers, you’ll need a quick coverup to throw over the kids to get them ready to enjoy fireworks. Check out our kids apparel collection for cute one-piece dresses and rompers for your kids. Need a cover-up for yourself to use for 4th of July attire? We’ve got you covered there too. Check out our beach cover-ups and sarongs. 

Woman in white crochet cover-up dress

2. Family-friendly beach or pool days
Find your local pool and plan a 4th of July pool party for your family! Or if you live near a beach, spend the day playing at the beach. Either way, you’ll spend the day playing in the water, staying cool in the hot temperatures, and making fun family memories. Pack your summer essentials–sunscreen, water, and a cooler of snacks/treats and you’ll be good to go. The great part about spending the day at the beach or pool is that it’s usually pretty inexpensive too! 

Bring this HAPARI item with you: Long-Sleeve One-Piece
Want to rock 4th of July colors and be protected from the sun? We have several 4th of July bathing suits with red, white, and blue colors to choose from. Our top recommendation for a family-friendly beach or pool day is the Blue Cuyo Long Sleeve One-Piece, part of our new arrivals collection! This suit features a high-neck line and long sleeves for ultimate sun coverage. And in a gorgeous floral print that’s baby blue and white, you’ll be rocking 4th-of-July-inspired colors. 

Woman in baby blue floral long-sleeve one-piece swimsuit

3. Celebrate at a local parade
Check your local listings for city and state parades to celebrate the 4th of July! From balloon festivals to farmers markets to baseball games and more—there’s typically a ton of free, family-friendly events that will be happening close to you for the holiday. For example, here in Arizona where HAPARI is based, we have local rodeos, fireworks spectacular with live music, and citywide parades. Slather on the sunscreen, grab some water, and plan a day enjoying all the festivities outdoors!

Bring this HAPARI item with you: Swim Skirts
Our swim skirts are just the item you need for a long day spent outdoors! These cover-up style skirts can be thrown over your swimsuit or paired with a tank or t-shirt. And, because they’re made from nylon and spandex, they’re naturally moisture-wicking and great for keeping you cool in hot temperatures. We especially love the white or blue cover-up swim skirt so you can pair it with a coordinating red, white, and blue top for the ultimate 4th of July outfit! 

Woman in tankini swimsuit top with blue swim skirt bottoms

4. Hit the great outdoors
Enjoy your patriotic privileges by celebrating the great outdoors! The 4th of July is the perfect time to get outdoors, get active, and start learning to appreciate the beauty and majesty of the world around us. If you live near a national park or hiking trails, plan a hike and picnic with the family. Have access to fishing? Spend the day at the lake! Have a park nearby that’s never been explored? Now is the time to do it. Plan an outdoor activity your whole family will enjoy doing together to celebrate Independence Day!

Bring this HAPARI item with you: Sport Tankini Top
The Sport Tankini Top is a versatile swim top option—it’s great for both swimming and active activities, like hiking! Designed to have the full support and functionality as an athletic piece but with added coverage and support for swimwear, the Sport Tankini Top is the perfect piece to wear for a summer hike, and if you happen to stumble upon a mountain lake or stream, you’ll be ready to jump right in. Pair any of our sport tankini tops with denim shorts or athletic bottoms and you’ll be ready to go!

Woman in sport tankini top and boy short swim bottoms

5. Pickleball tournament
Did you know pickleball is the fastest growing sport? The popular sport is a mix of badminton, ping pong, and tennis and is growing in popularity, largely because it’s a sport all ages can play—kids from as young as 8 or 9 can play all the way up to seniors in their 70s and 80s. Host a family pickleball tournament and see who can rule the net. Offer up some prize winnings like getting to choose what’s for dinner that night or not having to help with dishes! Find a local pickleball court near you here.

Bring this HAPARI item with you: Underwire Tankini Top
Similar to our Sport Tankini Top, many of our tankini tops can double as athletic wear. We recommend the Underwire Tankini Top for your family pickleball tournament. True to its namesake, this top features a built-in underwire, high-neckline for full coverage, and long length to keep from riding up. It’s the perfect top to help you feel secure and supported during active moves on the court. 

Woman in Underwire Tankini Top standing in the ocean 

Shop Now—Score 50% OFF during our early July 4th sale!
Now that you know how to find a perfectly fitting swim bottom, it’s time to shop! For a limited time, score up to 50% OFF your entire order during our early 4th of July sale. Be sure to use code: 4TH50 at checkout to score this deal. Better hurry though, this deal won’t last long!

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