Everyone loves a birthday party, especially one for America! The 4th of July is such a special day for more reasons than you can count, but if we had to start it would be the food, friends, family, fireworks! 🇺🇸
No matter how you choose to celebrate chances are you're going to take a few good Instagram-worthy photos in between. Maybe you plan to throw a beach barbecue with your favorite grilling recipes. Or perhaps you'd rather gather everyone in the backyard to jam out to a playlist of your favorite patriotic songs (especially you Bruce Springsteen fans). Either way, you'll probably want a few clever or cute 4th of July Instagram captions to go along with your patriotic photos. And ahead, you'll find all manner of messages, including funny puns, meaningful patriotic quotes, and more.
If you love snapping pictures of food, consider writing "Red, white, and barbecue" alongside a pic of a delicious spread of BBQ sides. If you're planning to put on an impressive fireworks display like Ladd Drummond does in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, every year, then you're definitely going to need an equally impressive caption! "Firework pics or it didn't happen" is a great option for anyone wanting to be a little cheeky. A festive quote from one of your favorite 4th of July movies could also do the trick—or just about any line from Hamilton!
As always, there will be a lot of 4th of July posts on Instagram with clever captions. Stand out by using one of these top picks!
Funny 4th of July Captions
Food was consumed. Missteaks were made.
License to grill.
Red, wine, and blue.
Dear hot dog, you are really so barbie-cute.
George Washington says, "you're welcome."
It was nice meat-ing all the folks who came out to the party this year!
Too cool for British rule.
Stop hating U.S. 'cause you ain't U.S.
Do you even grill, bro?
They call us snap, crackle, and pop!
We're winging it behind the grill this year!
Empty plates = happy kids. Swipe to see the calm before the storm.
Chill out with your grill out!
Miss American Pie.
Pies, fries, and the 4th of July.
I like my coffee black and my tea in the harbor.
Red, white, and barbecue.
America sure knows how to throw a birthday party!
If you didn't grill on the 4th of July, did it even happen?
I'm here for the BBQ.
Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell? You'll crack up.
Sippin' on liber-tea.
Why aren't there any knock-knock jokes about America? Because freedom rings.
Happy Fork of July.
Rosé in the U.S.A.
Sparkling so hard, I could be a firework.
Fireworks, wine, and everything is fine.
If it involves barbecue, I'm in.
It's not the 4th until I have a hotdog in hand.
Happy Birthday America, you don't look a day over 244.
I think I know which holiday is America's favorite.
These fireworks are lit—literally!
Patriotic 4th of July Captions
One nation under god.
Freedom cannot be bestowed, it can only be achieved.
Always aspire to freedom.
Never forget you belong to the land of the free.
Celebrate the little things, and the big.
Oh, say can you sea.
Uncle Sam called, he wanted his freedom back.
Party like a patriot.
Happy Birthday, America!
Made in the U.S.A
Let freedom ring!
Land of the free, because of the brave.
Have a Yankee Doodle Dandy day.
Land that I love.
Nothing but red, white, and blue.
Sweet land of liberty.
Ring on, freedom!
Here's to the stars and stripes.
My heart beats red, white, and blue.
Cute 4th of July Captions
Happy July 4th to you and yours!
Here's to the next generation fighting for freedom.
Born to sparkle.
Definitely felt the fireworks with this one.
Stay fly, it's the 4th of July!
Young, wild, and free!
Who knew red, white, and blue could look so cute?
This house is ready to celebrate!
Who said 4th of July outfits could look this cute?!
Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts.
I'm loving Lady Liberty.
I live to sparkle.
Baby, you're a firework.
U.S. of yay!
Keep calm and sparkle on.
I love you as much as I love pie.
Staying fly on the 4th of July.
Nothin' but freedom and fireworks.
Cue the sparklers!
Hot dogs and fireworks. 'Nuff said.
We're going to indepen-dance the night away.
Current mood: Sparkling.
Food, family, fireworks.
Red, white, and blue with my boo!
Firework pics or it didn't happen.
I was definitely a sparkler in another life.
Keep calm and barbecue on.
Talk about a birthday party!
Red, white, and blue with my favorite crew.
Too many sparklers?! The limit does not exist.
Celebrate like it's 1776.
Song Lyrics for the 4th of July
"This time I'm really going off, fireworks." —Drake
"Freedom, gotta have some faith in the sound." —George Michael
"Our love was made in the U.S.A." —Demi Lovato
"Raise a glass to freedom, something they can never take away." —Hamilton
"Living in America, got to have a celebration!" —James Brown
"Oh, sweet freedom, may you stay in our land and lives always." —Dolly Parton
"In America, in America. My hope, my prayer in America." —John Legend
“She was an American girl.” —Tom Petty
"Anything you want we got it right here in the USA." —Chuck Berry
"It was twilight on the Fourth of July, sparkling colors were strewn across the sky." —Mariah Carey
“Brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue." —Toby Keith
"We're all American girls, hear what we say, know what we mean." —Sister Sledge
"This land was made for you and me." —Woody Guthrie
"You could say we've always been red, white, and blue." —Lynyrd Skynyrd
"When man recognizes freedom breathe in." —Pharrell Williams
"May freedom forever fly, let it ring." –Zac Brown Band
"We're the kids in America." —Kim Wilde
"I'm just living out the American dream." —Madonna
"You'll be my American boy." —Estelle
"Only in America where we dream as big as we want to." —Brooks & Dunn
"Sparks in the air like the 4th of July." —Nicki Minaj
Inspiring 4th of July Quotes
"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." —Barack Obama
"From every mountainside, let freedom ring." —Samuel F. Smith
"We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." —Jimmy Carter
"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments." —Alexander Hamilton
"The long sweep of America has been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all and not just some." —Barack Obama
“Dreams are the foundation of America.” —Lupita Nyong'o
"The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources—because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples." —Lyndon B. Johnson
"I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong." —George Washington
"I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free." —Rosa Parks
"True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded." —Eleanor Roosevelt
"For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory." —Martin Luther King Jr.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty." —John F. Kennedy
"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous." —Frederick Douglass
"Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can't go hand in hand, I don't want to go." —Hazel Scott
"America, to me, is freedom." —Willie Nelson
"America is another name for opportunity." —Ralph Waldo Emerson