Fireworks & Flavor: Fourth of July Fashion, Festive Recipes, and Events

Fourth of July recipe

We are here to give you the ultimate guide to celebrating the Fourth of July with style and flavor! Dive into the latest fashion trends and mouthwatering recipes to make this Independence Day unforgettable.

Fourth of July high-waisted star jeans

High Rise Star Print Wide Jeans

Karishma Boutique

These jeans are versatile for various Fourth of July events, from casual barbecues to fireworks shows. Their playful design makes them a festive yet practical choice for daytime and evening wear. Pair them with a basic white tee or tank to let the jeans take center stage, or add a blouse for a more sophisticated appearance. Find them in-store or online at Karishma Boutique.

Fourth of July sunglasses

Acetate Square Frame Sunglasses

Karishma Boutique

These bold, geometric design adds a modern edge to traditional patriotic looks. Whether you’re attending a casual picnic or a glamorous evening event, these squared sunglasses offer the perfect blend of style, comfort, and function to complete your Independence Day outfit. Find them in-store or online at Karishma Boutique.

Fourth of July blue and red blouses

Sleeveless Draped Top

Karishma Boutique

These vibrant and comfortable blouses make it perfect for staying cool while enjoying your festive activities. By pairing it with different bottoms and accessories, you can create looks that range from casual to dressy, ensuring you’re both festive and fashionable throughout the holiday. Find them in-store or online at Karishma Boutique.

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Fourth of July recipe
Photo by Robin Fannon @rsvp_robin

Blueberry Galette

Ingredients

Crust
    •    3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
    •    1 1/2 tsp salt
    •    2 tbsp sugar
    •    4 oz. lard or shortening cut into 1/2-inch pieces and frozen
    •    1 cup unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces and refrigerated
    •    1/2 cup ice water
    •    1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Filling
    •    8 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
    •    3/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons (separated)
    •    3 1/2 tbsp corn starch
    •    1/4 tsp salt
    •    1 lemon zested
    •    1 tbsp lemon juice
    •    1 egg
    •    1 tbsp water

Directions

Crust

  1. Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and lard.
  2. Use the food processor to work the butter and lard into the flour by pulsing it until the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  3. Whisk the water and apple cider vinegar together and add it to the flour/butter mixture a few tablespoons at a time. It will start to look shaggy, but not dry. It should hold together when you squeeze it in your hand.
  4. Gently press the dough into a ball using a pastry scraper or your hands. Divide the dough into two pieces and create round disks. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 

Filling

  1. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of sugar, salt, and lemon zest. Massage the zest into the sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the blueberries, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Add the sugar/lemon zest mixture and gently stir to coat the blueberries.

Assemble Blueberry Galette

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the chilled pie dough into an 1/8-inch-thick circle. Dust off any extra flour and lay on prepared pan. Repeat for second crust.
  2. Mound the blueberry filling in the middle of each crust equally. Fold and crimp the dough up, so it covers at least 2 inches of the filling. Freeze the shaped galette for at least 15 minutes to chill the dough.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425°F and set rack in middle of the oven.
  4. Just before baking, beat the egg and water together and brush the edges with egg wash. Dust crust with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350°F and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Fourth of July recipe
Photo by Robin Fannon @rsvp_robin

Tomato & Corn Salsa

Ingredients

For the Salsa
    •    5 ears of yellow corn, husks removed
    •    2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    •    Kosher salt
    •    1 ripe avocado, chopped
    •    1 c. quartered grape tomatoes
    •    1/2 red onion, finely chopped
    •    2 Tbsp. sliced basil
For the Dressing
    •    1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
    •    1/3 c. lime juice
    •    1 clove garlic, minced
    •    1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    •    Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Brush corn with oil and season with salt. Grill for 8 minutes, or until the kernels begin to char. Let cool slightly, then slice the kernels off the corn with a knife. 
  2. In a large bowl combine corn, avocado, tomatoes, onion and basil.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine oil, lime, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over the salsa and stir until ingredients are fully coated. 

Serve with tortilla chips.

Sky-high Celebrations: Fourth of July Drone Delights!

Whether you’re enjoying the live music, sampling the local flavors, or marveling at the drone show, this Fourth of July at Tuscawilla Park promises an unforgettable experience for everyone in our community!

Patriotic Skies flyer, The Scout Guide, July 4th drone event details.

Rounding out of 4th of July Weekend

We are thrilled to have you join us for a delightful evening of family fun. Whether you’re here for the entertainment, the food, or just to soak up the festive atmosphere, our Picnic at the Pavilion is the perfect way to extend your holiday celebrations and enjoy an evening with friends and family.

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