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As I sat here watching an episode of House drinking my coffee, I figured it was only appropriate to for a discourse related to the festive occasion of the weekend by taking a look at some new suggestions you might not have seen before for how to celebrate your Fourth of July. Don’t get me wrong, fireworks are good and all that, but if you’re like me you like to mix things up on occasion and do something different. So here are a few ideas for what you should do if you’re interested in spicing up your Fourth of July celebration I’ve compiled this list of excellent ideas for unique ways to celebrate our independence from those uppity Brits across the pond. So, without further adue I would like to present*Matt’s Excellent Fourth of July Celebration List for 2010!
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#3 Go to a Carnival…. Overseas

If you really want to do something unique, you could always go overseas for the 4th and celebrate our independence in another country. Believe it or not, the celebration of American Independence isn’t strictly limited to our boarders! Be it a karaoke competition in Germany, or going to a live band in England (just to rub it in), if you happen to find yourself overseas one year for our 4th of July, these lists should give you a pretty good idea of what you can do:

#2 Go to Outer Space

So, while this would certainly be more awesome that simply going overseas, it’s only number 2 because the odds of it actually happening are probably pretty far off. But hey, if you’re a millionaire a few decades now when space travel will certainly be common you should do it! Go grill on the moon, or maybe pimp out your own space station. Ah, let’s be realistic, this won’t happen anytime soon. But it sure would be an AWESOME way to celebrate the 4th wouldn’t it?

#1 Pimp Out Your Golf Cart

I don’t know about you, but I am not fortunate enough to have a golf cart sitting around. There are very few ways as awesome to celebrate the Fourth of July as pimping out your golf cart. I have to give credit to the city of Peachtree City, GA, for introducing me to this idea. In Peachtree City, which last I heard had over a hundred miles of golf cart paths around the city, golf carts are a popular means of gas-efficient transportation (especially for teens since you can drive starting at age 15). Apparently, this is not as uncommon as I once thought, as I was able to find pictures online of golf cart parades from around the country. If you are looking for some ideas of what this might look like in practicality, or just don’t believe that it actually happens, I am here to prove you wrong. (I’m hoping to be able to update this later with more images, but I found what I could.)

A 4th of July Golf cart from Duck, NC. http://flic.kr/p/2dNTUa
Two peeps I know from PTC showing off their Chick-fil-a themed 4th of July cart. Source: Facebook.
So if you have an original way that your hometown celebrates the 4th, you should shoot me a comment using the form below to let me know. I would love to hear some excellent 4th of July celebration stories! Happy Independence day everyone!