One thing I have always loved, even as a child is a good fireworks show. Lucky for me Monrovia has a great show right in the center of town. It's free to all and is totally sponsored by local businesses. We just have to set out a blanket early in the morning and come back later that night for a great 20 min. show.
This year the kids wanted to do some crafts too so we made hats from solo cups and the girls got shirts made from Rick rack. It's always a good time on the 4th. Who doesn't love a lazy day with good food, blue berry pie and fireworks?