Weird July 4th Celebrations

From Maine to Missouri people are getting into some serious shenanigans on July 4th. Happy birthday America - let's race lobsters, throw marshmallows and destroy some old electronics. Ya know, Independence Day stuff.

The Fourth of July is Independence Day in the good ole US of A. Typically that includes grilling out, parades and fireworks. But there are of course some odd celebrations, and that’s where we come in. We’re going to countdown our Top 4(ish) 4th of July celebrations!

1. Bar Harbor Lobster Races

https://www.visitbarharbor.com/july-4th

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This is a lobster

This is a lobster

The lobster racetrack!

The lobster racetrack!

Bob and Barbara’s Bar Harbor Barber Barter BBQ Bar and Lounge

https://www.facebook.com/Bob-and-Barbaras-Bar-Harbor-Barber-Barter-BBQ-Bar-and-Lounge-123820850962437/

2. Hailey, ID Road Apple Bingo

Hailey, ID has taken found a way to make the best of a crappy situation and has made it a part of their 4th of July celebration known as Hailey Days of the Old West.

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Provider of Road Apples

Provider of Road Apples

The technology behind the road apple tracking

The technology behind the road apple tracking

3. Orange Beach Marshmallow Wars

This now defunct California puff battle sounds like a hoot!

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3.5 Willimantic,CT Boombox Parade

Instead of bands…boom boxes!
https://www.wili.com/parade/


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4. National Tom Sawyer Days

Hannibal, MO is the home of Mark Twain and celebrates him every year over the 4th by putting on parades, car shows and competitions based on his books. There is frog jumping, fence painting and the quite interesting ‘Tom and Becky’ Contest.

https://www.visithannibal.com/events/64th-annual-tom-sawyer-days/


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Tom and Becky

Tom and Becky

Fence white washing competition

Fence white washing competition

5. the Rebild Society (in Denmark)

A Danish-American Friendship organization holds a 4th of July Festival in Denmark with Royalty and dignitaries from both countries

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Ted Ladue