This year we did the usual 4th of July activities.. Parade, BBQ and Fireworks. However, to mix things up, my sister rented a big water slide with a pool. The kis and grown ups alike LOVED it. A few of my nieces and nephews went up and down the slide for 7 hours. They had a blast and I believe this will be an annual event. My neck prevented me from taking a slide but it was fun to watch.