Summer is in full swing, which means that everyone’s favorite day of the season – Independence Day – is just around the corner! Nothing says “Fourth of July” quite like sweet watermelon, creamy potato salad and – of course – barbecue. 

Barbecue has been a summer holiday staple for generations – there really is nothing quite like a summer evening spent outside with friends and family, eating dinner fresh off the grill. Enjoying a hot dog or hamburger is practically synonymous with watching a spectacular fireworks show – but have you ever wondered where these unique holiday traditions came from?

In the early days of our nation, Independence Day celebrations actually involved many of our current favorite traditions. Military processions and parades, music, fireworks, activities and competitions (such as horse races) were all popular ways to celebrate Independence Day. Food and drink was, of course, an important part of the festivities – barbecue was often prepared, as it was a quick and easy way to feed the hundreds of people who attended these town-wide celebrations. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the first president to host a Fourth of July celebration at the White House – this party involved barbecue and a parade, making it similar to the Independence Day celebrations we throw today!

If reminiscing on our country’s most beloved holiday has you dreaming up grand plans for your very own celebration, you’re in the right place! Outpost Sunsport has everything you need to deck out your backyard for your own Fourth of July gathering. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new outdoor dining table, chairs for a cozy lounge area, or even a new firepit, we’ve got you covered! Read on to learn more about our finest lines of outdoor furniture – all of which would be the perfect addition to your outdoor living space this Independence Day. 

Kettler Palma Set:  This is a luxurious 6-piece set which includes 2 lounge chairs, one sofa, 2 ottomans, and one casual dining table. Made with aluminum powder coated frames and intricately handwoven weatherproof wicker, each piece is made to stand the test of time (and look beautiful while doing so!). This Fourth of July, indulge in a drink from the comfort of these chairs while the children run and play nearby. 

 

Hanamint Sherwood Slat Table: Quality is built into every Hanamint piece created. This table is handmade, durable, rust resistant, and boasts a beautiful and timeless design. There’s nothing better than gathering around a meal with friends and family – this summer, make the most of your yard by creating an inviting outdoor dining space.

 

Treasure Garden Umbrellas: With concrete, in-ground, or deck base options, you’re sure to find the perfect short- or long-term umbrella option for your space. Treasure Garden umbrellas feature incredible features, including built-in lighting and pivoting bases. Don’t worry about the bright sun ruining your Fourth of July fun – enjoy time outside from the shade of your very own Treasure Garden Umbrella!

 

Fire Pits by OW Lee: OW Lee sets the standard for outdoor entertainment with the most sophisticated collection of outdoor fire pits and accessories available. While this isn’t the type of fire you’d want to roast marshmallows over, these fire pits create a perfectly cozy environment for conversation. With a fire feature like this, your guests will want to stay long into the evening!

 

 

Whatever your occasion – be it Independence Day or any other event worth celebrating – Outpost Sunsport has everything you need to transform your yard into a relaxing and fun-filled gathering place. Stop by today and see all that we have to offer!

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