The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday. I have such fond memories as a child celebrating America’s Independence Day. During the day, our family would host an amazing barbecue. My parents gave me permission to stay up way past my bedtime spending time with friends and family catching and releasing fireflies, holding sparklers in anticipation of the fireworks. The fireworks show began shortly after dusk–allowing plenty of time to stop at our local ice cream truck and make it back home in time for the exciting PBS broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth”.
This year we’ll be traveling back to Ohio for the holiday, but we are planning on taking a little bit of DC back with us and celebrating “A Capitol Fourth” with a viewing party kit. This 38 year-tradition is the country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV celebration. The concert, being a special way to pay tribute to those serving our country and their families, makes this event especially important to our family. My dad is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served and survived the Vietnam War.
Have your own celebration at home with this viewing party toolkit from PBS! Use the kit to find your local PBS station online and to try out some cool recipes, games, trivia and tips on how to throw your own successful, fun and patriotic party. Also, use the tool kit to follow along with the night’s performers and to jam out to our handpicked pre-show playlist with America’s biggest birthday party!
Here’s what’s included:
· How to watch Live on Your Local PBS Station or Online
· Patriotic Recipe Ideas (With PBS Food)
· Create Your Own Invitations
· Fourth of July Fun & Games
· Patriotic Decoration Ideas
· Preshow Playlist
· Re-watch Your Favorite Moments
· A Capitol Fourth Performers
· Fourth of July Trivia Challenge
The Viewing Party toolkit can be found by clicking HERE.
PBS’s A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It will also be re-broadcast immediately following the first show.
Be sure to follow my friends and fellow bloggers Rheanna Christine of Cammo Style Love & Jen Spatz-Martin of Kid Up & Go as they cover the media day and share behind the scenes footage of the broadcast today on Instagram. I’m so excited to watch as they have a chance to meet the Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Fuller House, Scream Queens) and get an up-close and personal viewing of performances by the iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys; three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix; legendary Motown stars The Temptations; acclaimed multi-platinum country music singer-songwriter and winner of the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist Luke Combs; country music star and AMERICAN IDOL alum Lauren Alaina; 12-time Grammy Award-winner and gospel legend CeCe Winans; multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer; THE VOICE Season 14 finalist Kyla Jade and world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano superstar Renée Fleming and much much more!