By Maria Darbenzio. Updated by Stephanie Sacco.

It’s the perfect time to get a little adventurous this weekend in the spirit of Independence Day. Fireworks (outside and in your heart) will appear as you celebrate this holiday weekend. With these 4th of July date ideas, you’ll be sure to have an awesome time with your partner by your side.

Date Ideas for Independence Day

Begin your Fourth of July with this weekend date idea: A romantic nighttime picnic. Pack up some of your favorite (yet portable) foods, grab a bottle of wine, and take a trip to one of your favorite spots for this date night. For added fun, make it a group date and invite other couples to come along. If you’re near a beach, watch the sunset over the ocean while enjoying a glass of Merlot. After dinner, build a cozy campfire and roast marshmallows to make s’mores. A perfect date idea for the long summer nights.

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Leave the other couples at home and take some one on one time to go out dancing. You and your partner can turn up the romance by taking a class together or winging it under the moonlight. The shining stars against the dark sky provide a lovely backdrop for your evening. To make your 4th of July date extra special, our relationship advice is to try playing some sweet slow jams that tell your partner how you truly feel.

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End your weekend with a bang by attending a fourth of July fireworks display. Take a trip to a nearby lake or park to view the fireworks. Buy a drink to share or a plate of carnival food. Ride something romantic like the Ferris wheel. With sparks flying in front of you providing a backdrop for a romantic kiss, go for it with your partner. Secure your relationship by spending the whole weekend together. It’s a romantic holiday to look forward to.

What is your favorite way to spend the fourth of July with your partner? Comment below!