This year’s dry weather has put the kibosh on small town fireworks all over the metro area. Here’s a few ways to cope this 4th of July, without “bombs bursting in mid air.”
Have a patriotic movie marathon: Turner Classic Movies is hosting a full slate of movies that scream “red, white and blue.” The lineup includes the musicals 1776, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and Stars and Stripes Forever.
Watch Abraham Lincoln (slay vampires): The in Gravois Bluffs will be open on the fourth, so you can watch America’s favorite president take an ax to the undead. If only real presidents were this much fun to watch.
Have a red, white and blue ice cream: Stop by and get a triple scoop of strawberry, vanilla and cotton candy.
Zumba for the troops: Pull on your yoga pants and salsa for the soldiers. is having a 4th of July special, with donations going towards the U.S.O. Military members can try out a class for free.
IPod fireworks: We can’t shoot them off this year, but maybe you can still have a little fun making a playlist of fireworks themed songs. Check out list of 75 songs with fireworks in them, courtesy of the Huffington Post.
Barbecue—indoors: The National Weather Service issued a fire danger warning and a excessive heat warning for the metro area. Combine those facts with a lack of fireworks, and you may as well stay inside all day on the fourth. If you still crave BBQ, just let the folks at , 40 New Sugar Creek Road, Fenton, do the work for you and eat out this year.
There’s a app for that: Still missing your fireworks? Download an iTunes app and play a fireworks game. You can make your own mini digital fireworks with apps like “IloveFireworks,” “Fireworks Arcade,” or “Fireworks.”