Pennsylvania – The 4th of July is a day of fireworks and freedom to celebrate America’s birthday, falling on a Tuesday this year. How are people celebrating? We learned what people will be eating, doing and buying.

It’s a time of patriotism, food and fun, all to honor those serving our country and the birth of the USA! For this Independence Day, surveyed 1,000 consumers to see what people will be eating, doing and buying.

Check out the full survey results.

No surprise here, consumers’ favorite 4th of July food is the classic American meal, the burger (31%). Burgers are followed by BBQ (25%), hot dogs (14%), chicken (11%), sides like mac ’n cheese or coleslaw (10%), and desserts (8%).

According to our survey, 45% of Americans will be going to a cookout, barbecue or picnic, while others will be watching fireworks (40%), hanging out on the water (18%), going to a parade (12%) or hosting a party (8%). About 6% of consumers plan on shopping this 4th of July.

Most Americans (88%) plan to celebrate the 4th of July this year, with the average American spending $90.65 for the holiday, up a large margin from last year. A majority of consumers (35%) plan on spending anywhere from $1-50, staying thrifty this 4th of July.

Most consumers (54%) will be spending their 4th of July budget on food, of course, for all the cookouts and festivities, followed by alcohol (23%), party supplies (11%), outdoor equipment (5%), home goods (4%), and 3% on clothing.

Of those travelling on the 4th of July, a majority of Americans (48%) will be staying with their family, with 27% of people travelling to the city, followed by travels to a lake or river (25%), the beach (21%), and 14% to either the countryside or the mountains.

As we celebrate the day our country became a nation, we hope you have a relaxing holiday with friends and family. No matter how you are celebrating this Independence Day, we encourage you to stay safe and have fun!