Tradition Spotlight: Celebrating 4th of July in Australia
How to Celebrate 4th of July in Australia
Fourth of July in America is Independence Day and is celebrated far and wide in the US. Family and friends gather together and have a cookout, BBQ or picnic.
As it’s not an Australia holiday then it’s not celebrated here by the general community. There are expats from America who like to celebrate it so will invite their family and friends to do so with them. There are some retail stores that have food and decorations that can help you out if you are celebrating.
To find American food goodies, check my article about where to find American food favourites in Australia here.
However Aldi gets a special mention as they have American food on special a week before the Fourth of July. Usually all food products like Lays, Pop-Tarts, Giant Marshmallows, candy bars and french fried onions.
USA party decorations are easier to come by these days, usually from those stores that sell only party decorations and you can generally find some kind of American themed costume from these places as well:
- The Party People – online and at Sans Souci and Drummoyne
- Discount Party Supplies – online
- Parties Online – online
- Party Savers – online
- The Base Warehouse – online
- CostumeBox – online
- Amazon Australia – online
Places like Kmart, Big W, Target, Reject Shop and Spotlight will have single coloured items available.
Pinterest is an amazing search website that can help with ideas for your 4th of July party. I have a Pinterest board where I have started adding pins to great 4th of July blog posts. Check out my pinterest board here.
Celebrations in Australia
Official celebrations in Australia, more will be added once found. Please be aware that tickets may need to be required at the below events!
- Airlie Beach Hotel – has a ‘Sunday Session’ every Sunday and on the 4th July they have a Bruce Springsteen inspired singer performing
- Party In The USA – Independence Day – Themed Event at Nighquarter in Birtinya, Qld
New South Wales
Disclaimer: Please be aware that events may need to be cancelled or postponed according to the COVID situation in each state.
Please feel free to let me know of any other Australian 4th of July events by sending me a message through my contact form here.