Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?

Your Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July

Lots of fireworks, a barbecue eating contest and 20,000 pounds of snow right here in Texas.

06/30/2017 By Arman Badrei, Kara Fields, and Spencer Vogel

Declare it loud, declare it proud

Forget the Fireworks—Spend the Fourth Debating the Constitution

"The Constitution is our civic religion, our secular religion in a sense, that runs the country.”

06/30/2017 By Allyson Waller

Miss Independence

10 Ways to Have a Fashionable Fourth of July

Stars, stripes, denim, sequins, crop tops, fireworks, America!

06/29/2017 By Beth Muecke

Trend Piece

8 All-American Swimsuits for Summer

Because red, white and blue is nautical by nature.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Weekend Warrior

Top 5 Things to Do, Hear and See This (Long!) Weekend: July 1—4

Toe-tappin' country music and a whole lotta fireworks.

06/29/2016 By Liz Hardaway

Miss Independent

Set Off Fireworks in These 4th of July Fashions

Celebrate with stars, stripes and everything nice.

06/27/2016 By Beth Muecke

Trend Piece

How to Stylishly Rep America on the 4th of July

Not a flag tee in sight.

06/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

I Hear America Singing: Houston Edition

On occasion of the Fourth of July, a meditation on those booming cannons, on Walt Whitman’s famous poem and on viola jokes.

06/20/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Long Weekends

Celebrate Out of the Box: 4th of July

Start with a pedal-party pub-crawl, then end the night with a pie-eating contest, water balloon fight and rooftop fireworks show.

06/24/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Guide

Top Five Independence Day Events

Still haven't decided how to celebrate the Fourth? Here are a few last-minute suggestions.

07/04/2014 By Shy Hardiman

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 4–6

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

07/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

NONE MORE TEXAS

Spend the Fourth with Willie Nelson

The Red Headed Stranger's red, white, and blue annual shindig returns to Fort Worth.

06/26/2014 By John Lomax