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.
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.
Costco usually have some Fourth of July specials leading up the the date. I’ll update here when I’m aware of the details.
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
- Parties In Packages – online
Places like Kmart, Big W, Target, Reject Shop and Spotlight will have single coloured items available.
Etsy is an absolute treasure trove of handmade products. For the 4th of July celebration, you can find decorations, printables and clothing to help you celebrate.
I have my own etsy store with some Fourth of July printables available for purchase to help you with your 4th of July celebration! It’s called Treasured Printables and you can check it out here. It is only new but I plan on adding more items to it soon.
Pinterest is an amazing search website that can help with ideas for your Fourth of July party. I have a Pinterest board where I have started adding pins to great Fourth of July blog posts. Check out my pinterest board here.
Celebrations in Australia 2023
Official celebrations in Australia, more will be added once found. Please be aware that tickets may need to be required at the below events!
Be sure to check my American Themed Restaurants, Cafes and Diners page to see the list of places around Australia I have found to have American themed food and drinks. Many of them may decide to have a 4th of July special closer to the date.
New South Wales
- 4th of July by Sydney Americans – Pontoon Bar Saturday 2nd July 2023
Australia Capital Terrority
- Red Gum BBQ – 4th of July Party on 2nd July 2023