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60 Fun & Festive Fourth Of July Instagram Captions

Because it can be hard to think of the right thing to say.

by Ashley Ziegler and Lauren Schumacker
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Between the gatherings, pool parties, and cute red, white, and blue outfits, Independence Day is full of photo-worthy moments. With all of the fantastic holiday pictures you’ll be taking, it doesn’t hurt to have some festive Fourth of July Instagram captions on hand to add a little patriotic flair to your posts. After all, who can resist sharing a perfectly-captured firework shot with their friends and family on social media?

Come July Fourth, you’re sure to see your feed full of shots of babies in onesies covered in stars and stripes, toddlers rocking adorable Fourth of July bathing suits, big kids playing with sparklers, fireworks bursting and scattering in the night sky, and happy adults enjoying a holiday cocktail or two. You’ll likely spot lots of grill and food shots as well.

There are so many different ways you can go with a Fourth of July caption, too. Maybe you enjoy a good July Fourth pun, want to share some on-brand song lyrics, or love the idea of making the perfect red, white, and blue treat — whatever your style is, there is definitely a Fourth of July Instagram caption that will suit you. Here are some ideas to help you get started.


Fourth of July Instagram captions for photos with kids

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  • “Made in America.”
  • “My little firecracker.”
  • “Sparkle, baby.”
  • “Born to sparkle.”
  • " She's the Fourth of July with freedom in her heart and a firecracker soul."
  • “Young, wild, and free.”
  • “Lighting up the sky like the Fourth of July.”


Funny Fourth of July Instagram captions

  • “Spilling the tea since 1773.”
  • “I like my coffee black and my tea in the harbor.”
  • “Go ‘Merica, it’s your birthday.”
  • “Party like a patriot.”
  • “These fireworks are lit.”
  • “Nothing says freedom like bottle rockets and booze.”
  • “I’m just here for the apple pie.”
  • “It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas.” – Stephen Colbert
  • “Food, family, Fourth of July, and fireworks. The four best F words ever.”
  • “You’re welcome.” – George Washington
  • “Why aren’t there any knock-knock jokes about America? Because freedom rings.”
  • “I WANT YOU … to like this photo.”


Classic Fourth of July Instagram captions

  • “Sweet land of liberty.”
  • “Give me liberty and give me a sparkler, too.”
  • “America, to me, is freedom.” – Willie Nelson
  • “And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” – National Anthem
  • “Having a Yankee Doodle Dandy day.”
  • “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost
  • “Fireworks and freedom: a perfect pair.”
  • “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We fought for these ideals, we shouldn’t settle for less.”– Hamilton
  • “Est. 1776.”
  • “Let freedom ring.”
  • “Land of the free & home of the brave.”
  • “Proud to be an American today & every day.”
  • “It feels good to be free.”
  • “America is another name for opportunity.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “‘Merica!”


Fourth of July Instagram captions with friends

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  • “Just grillin’.”
  • “Flip-flops & fireworks.”
  • “Young, wild, & free.”
  • "We sparkle so much, we could be fireworks."
  • “The night is sparkling, let’s hold on tight.”
  • “We the people like to party.”
  • "Born to be firecrackers."
  • If you didn’t grill, did your Fourth of July even happen?”
  • “I haven’t partied this hard since 1776.” – America


Fourth of July Instagram captions that are popular song lyrics

  • “On second thought, I do like to brag, ‘cause I’m mighty proud of that ragged old flag” - Johnny Cash
  • “Raise a glass to freedom, something they can never take away.” – Hamilton
  • “It’s a party in the USA.” – Miley Cyrus
  • “I got that boom boom boom, that future boom boom boom.” – The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing …” – Martina McBride
  • “It was twilight on the Fourth of July, sparkling colors were strewn across the sky.” – Mariah Carey
  • “She was an American girl.” – Tom Petty
  • “This land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie
  • “Baby, you’re a firework.” – Katy Perry
  • “I’m a cool rocking daddy in the USA now.” — Bruce Springsteen
  • “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America, too.” — Tom Petty


Fourth of July Instagram captions for couples

  • “Feeling starry-eyed this Fourth of July.”
  • "Celebrating freedom … except from this one."
  • “He makes me melt like a popsicle on the Fourth of July.” – The Little Rascals
  • “Red, white, & boo.”
  • "Independence Bae."
  • "Let freedom ring." (July Fourth engagement photo idea)

This Fourth of July, get together your family and friends and capture the best moments of the day with these photo captions.

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