How to Celebrate a Star-Spangled Fourth in Sisters

Chris Smith | 06.02.21

Food, fun, and fireworks – three things you need for a fantastic Fourth of July. If your family is visiting Sisters around Independence Day, you’ll find it easier than ever to pack the day with festive activities that show your patriotic pride. Whether you want to celebrate in traditional ways or make some new ones, here’s how to celebrate a star-spangled Fourth of July in Sisters. 


Spend the Day on the Water

There’s something truly American about spending a warm summer day on the water, and Sisters has a wide range of waterways that offer activities for every adventurer. Scout Lake is a local swimming hole that’s perfect for soaking up some sun. If you prefer to play, head south to Suttle Lake to spend the day sailing, fishing, windsurfing, and canoeing. Thrill-seekers can fuel their Fourth with an adrenaline-filled trip down the Metolius River in a whitewater raft. 


Find Some Fireworks

Of course, no Fourth of July celebration is complete without a fantastic fireworks show. The area around Sisters is full of expansive wilderness that sets a stunning stage for a night sky spectacular. Many of the local communities host evening shows on Independence Day that are free and open to the public. One of the biggest shows is in Bend, which shoots fireworks high above the peak of Pilot Butte each July 4th at 10 p.m.


Throw a Patriotic Picnic

A patriotic picnic is a fun, low-key way to celebrate the fourth with your family. To plan an al fresco feast for the fourth, fill your basket with iconic Independence Day fare like hot dogs, potato salad, and watermelon. You can even show off your patriotic pride with red and blue plates, a flag-themed blanket, and star-spangled sweets. Sisters has several parks around the city that offer perfect places for a picnic as well as fun activities like splash pads, playgrounds, nature trails, and more. 


Book for a BBQ

No matter where you are, gathering around the grill is an iconic 4th of July tradition. If you want to celebrate the fourth with your friends and family, you’ll need to book a rental that’s built for outdoor living. The perfect outdoor space will offer a blend of easy cooking and conversation with outdoor seating, stocked cooking spaces, and stunning views of the scenery. Of course, you also need a great grill!


Luckily, Sisters Vacation Rentals has a large variety of spacious homes and cabins that provide everything you need for a patriotic party! If you’re traveling with a group, you can’t go wrong with a luxurious rental like Birch and Pine, a private home on four secluded acres that is packed with stunning outdoor spaces. You can spend the day lounging on the covered outdoor deck, hanging in the hot tub, or basking in the backyard beach and creek. When it’s time to eat, a fully stocked outdoor kitchen complete with bar space is the perfect place to prepare a patriotic plate. 

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