We went with Emily to the White House this year for the 4th of July (thanks Em!) and it was awesome! There was beer, wine, ice cream and popcorn. We brought our blankets and staked out a prime spot on the south lawn. Bruno Mars performed and he was phenomenal. POTUS and FLOTUS came down to wish everyone a happy 4th. And, the sky cleared up for the fireworks. I would say this was probably the most full-on American 4th of July we will ever have. I am even including a video for your viewing pleasure - that is just how great it was!