So, what are some traditions you grew up doing around the fourth? As a kid i remember always getting sparklers and doing playing around with pop rocks late at night. I grew up in the country where there was no parade or firework show. Now I currently go to the parade(which I have to be in for work) and then go to the firework show at night. We go to my church and eat cheesecake or something similar. Hosted by the associate pastor(old youth pastor) and our new youth pastor.