Stars, Stripes and Fiery Explosions


Posted on June 25, 2015

Imagine: a day when you can wear outfits containing both stripes and star patterns.  A day when you can eat all the pig meat your little hearts desire. A day when you can watch fiery explosives detonate in the sky just above your head.  The day I’m talking about is the 4th of July. I truly love the 4th of July.  We get to celebrate America’s independence by doing the most quintessential, stereotypical American activities. You get to wear American flag adorned clothing, attend a barbeque and eat your fair share of hot dogs, and perhaps most importantly, you can watch beautiful, extravagant, over-the-top firework shows. It’s all very patriotic and I love it.

If you’re in Boulder for the 4th, or at the very least shopping in Boulder for the 4th, then boy do I have some good ideas for you! If you didn’t know, downtown Boulder has a ton of great shopping and retail options, and many of these stores are stocked with patriotic 4th of July attire.  American Apparel for example, has a great summer line geared towards the 4th of July.  They have American flag bathing suits, tank tops, shorts, and even fanny packs. Definitely Independence Day must haves!

 For my readers planning on hitting the pool this holiday, Billabong also has some great 4th of July swimwear!

Are you attending a more upscale Independence Day celebration, like a dinner party perhaps? You need to check out Weekends! They have amazing blue and red dresses, perfect for a chic, festive look!

Now if you’re a procrastinator, like me and many other fellow great Americans, you have nothing to fear when it comes to getting the perfect 4th of July outfit!  July 1st- July 7th is Independents Week in downtown Boulder. We’re celebrating local businesses and many of them are staying open after 7 p.m.!  So if you find yourself doing some last minute, late night shopping for the 4th, downtown Boulder is the place to go! Click here for a list of stores and their hours, open late for Independents Week!

For those of you brilliant people staying in Boulder for the holiday, I would definitely recommend checking out Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast! Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast is Boulder’s 4th of July Firework Show at Folsom Field.  Now maybe I’m biased because I’m a CU Boulder student, but I think Folsom Field is literally the perfect location to watch a firework show.  Wait, I forgot, I’m never biased, and always right. Folsom Field is the perfect location to watch a firework show! Parking is even free at downtown city parking garages.  Free HOP and Buff Bus service will be provided from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. from these parking areas to Folsom Field and back. Click here for more information!

Can’t wait to see all of you now beautifully dressed people at the Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast!

Happy 4th of July!

-Jessica 


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