If you find yourself longing for home this 4th of July while you’re living overseas then worry not; you can still get your USA fix while abroad! Americans living abroad put on blowout celebrations all around the world for the 4th. Here are a few celebrations in our host countries that will get you in the American spirit.
ENGLAND’S ‘AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC’
Where: Portman Square Garden; London Entrance on Wigmore St W1H 7BH
When: Sunday, July 6 from Noon- 5:00 PMBST
Every year more than 2,000 people get together in London’s Portman Square for a picnic with hot dogs, burgers, face paint and good ol’ tug-of-war. Everyone is welcome to the party but only US citizens can purchase the tickets.
IRELAND’s 3RD ANNUAL ‘IRISH AMERICA DAY’
Where: New Ross, Co. Wexford
When: July 4th from Noon-10:30PM
Since 2012, New Ross has put on a day of celebration in recognition of the ties not only Ireland has with the United States but also New Ross itself. US President John F Kennedy’s great-grandparents emigrated from New Ross and they have immortalized his accomplishments with a JFK Memorial Statue in the city. Join New Ross on the 4th and take part in a Declaration of Independence reading at noon, heaps of activities throughout the day and fireworks starting at 10:30PM.
Follow them on Twitter: @IrishAmericaDay
AUCKLAND’S ‘JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION’
Where: Johnny Barr’s Fresh Food Bistro ASB Centre, 141 Halsey St. Wynyard Quarter
When: Friday July 4th from 7:30PM to 10:30PM
Cost: 35.00NZD: STUDENTS (with school ID) 20.00NZD
Enjoy cheeseburgers, BBQ and mac n’ cheese with Auckland’s American Club to celebrate this 4th of July. Live entertainment and American trivia will be a great way to bond with fellow Americans in the city! Be sure to register before Thursday!
SYDNEY’S ‘4TH OF JULY-BIGGEST IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’
Where: Hard Rock Café; Sydney Level 2 Harbourside Centre, 2-10 Darling Drive, Sydney Australia
When: Friday, July 4th from 5:00PM to 2AM
Cost: Free until 7:00 $10 after 7 if dressed ‘American’ ($20)
Sydney’s Expat Americans aren’t kidding when they say they are putting on the biggest 4th of July celebration in the Southern Hemisphere. Come out for beer pong, trivia with $1,000 worth of prizes, FREE limo or taxi ride thanks to Uber and (brace yourself) the chance to win a free trip to L.A or San Francisco.
Whether you’re in the States or abroad, American or just looking for a good American time, BUNAC is wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!!