The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Set right in the heart of summer it’s a day dedicated to lounging out by the water and watching the fireworks illuminate the sky.
When I was younger, the Fourth of July festivities really started on the Third of July. Every year the town I grew up in hosted a parade that had accumulated so much popularity and nostalgia that we had to drop off our chairs the night before to ensure we got a spot. So annually, on July 3rd, we would drive downtown, rope off our chairs, and get dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
The next morning we would wake up at 7 am and start the short trek downtown. The parade started at 8 am every year and for us 8-year-olds, it was the highlight of our week. Each group, from the high school cheerleaders to the local band, drove by bearing bags of candy that we would scream and beg for. Grabbing jolly ranchers, tootsie rolls, and anything we could get our hands on, it felt like Halloween dressed in red, white, and blue.
No matter how you decide to commemorate this Fourth of July, adding some candy to the mix will undoubtedly enhance the experience. Check out our special Fourth of July candy here.
The Confectionery will be open from 10 AM-5 PM on July 4th. Come visit us in University Village. We also have festive napkins and paper straws available in person.
Happy Fourth of July!