104 Picture-Perfect 4th of July Captions

You've got your perfect sparkler picture—now it's time to caption it.

We the people…would like to form a more perfect Instagram post. Fortunately, the time for 4th of July captions is coming up! You might be looking for 4th of July ideas for your party, or searching for the perfect place to view fireworks. Either way, you’re going to party like it’s 1776, with the pictures to prove it!

Celebrating America’s birthday has a ton of opportunities for an amazing picture: all six hot dogs you ate, your American flag-themed outfit/decor/drink, and those fireworks. But what sets your Independence Day post apart from the masses? Some 4th of July trivia, jokes, memes, and quotes, of course! To help out, we’ve compiled these perfectly patriotic 4th of July captions for the day your feed turns red, white, and blue. You may also want to check out these selfie captions and beach captions for more inspiration.

Funny 4th of July captions

  • Red, wine, and blue
  • Wishing you Ameri Fourth of July
  • High tides, good vibes, happy Fourth of July!
  • Having a Yankee Doodle Dandy day
  • Stayin’ fly on the Fourth of July
  • Pies, fries, Fourth of July
  • The first rule of the Fourth of July is grill. The second rule of the Fourth of July is grill.
  • Sun’s out, hot dog buns out
  • Drinking li-beer-ty today
  • Independence bae
  • Bye, bye, sweet apple pie
  • Red, white, and brew
  • Girls just wanna have sun
  • Drinkin’ with Lincoln
  • Clear eyes, full stomach, can’t eat another burger for a while
  • May the fork be with you

These summer memes may also inspire a hilarious caption.

Patriotic 4th of July captions

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  • Sweet land of liberty
  • Happy freedom day!
  • Today is the day to throw your tea in the harbor
  • Party like it’s 1776
  • Too cool for British rule
  • Est. 1776
  • Union-made
  • Happy birthday, America!
  • America, you’re a rare one
  • America the beautiful
  • U.S. of Yay!
  • Land that I love
  • The union makes us strong
  • 246 years old today, and still looking good
  • Pick up your phone, that’s freedom ringing

Make sure you also check out these vacation memes if you’re packing up for the holiday.

Cute 4th of July captions

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  • On a scale of 1–10, the 4th of July is a 1776
  • Give me liberty, and give me a hot dog too
  • Red, white, and crew
  • Stars and stripes and everything nice
  • Keep calm and grill on
  • Life, liberty, and the pursuit of BBQ
  • Red, white, and you
  • Spilling the tea
  • You can’t have a full 4th of July on an empty stomach
  • “I woke up like this.” —America
  • Just BBQ and you
  • May your grill be hot, and your sky full of stars

Test your knowledge and see how well you know the Declaration of Independence.

4th of July captions about fireworks

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  • Snap, crackle, pop!
  • Shine on
  • OK, boomer
  • Keep calm and sparkle on
  • My Fourth of July was lit
  • Show up for the glow up
  • From sea to shining sea
  • And the rocket’s red glare
  • Without the dark, we cannot appreciate the light
  • Be the sparkler you wish to see in the world
  • Red, white, and boom!
  • Star-spangled sky

Find out which states fireworks are illegal in.

Punny 4th of July captions

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  • A party this good should be ill-eagle
  • You’re talon me it’s America’s birthday?
  • Happy Fourth of July to all you buoys and gulls
  • Shell-ebrating America’s birthday
  • Don’t hate U.S. ’cause you ain’t U.S.
  • A-maize-ing food today!
  • I’m kind of a pig deal
  • You know the pun about the Liberty Bell? It’ll crack you up.
  • Benjamin Drankin’.

Who doesn’t love a good pun?

4th of July captions about food

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  • Cobbled together a peachy 4th of July
  • Let me be Frank…
  • I really relished today’s 4th of July party
  • Not the wurst day
  • Sippin’ liber-tea
  • It’s a little corny to say so, but this is my favorite holiday
  • There was a lot at steak, but I think we pulled off a pretty good grill
  • America, churro-kay by me
  • Scoop, there it is!
  • Anything is popsicle
  • Today’s the day to ap-peach-iate America
  • Cone-gratulations, America
  • Rosé in the U.S.A.

We have plenty more food puns where these came from!

Quotes for 4th of July captions

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  • “Freedom lies in being bold.” —Robert Frost
  • “America was built on courage, imagination, and unbeatable determination.” —Harry S. Truman
  • “The fact is, with every friendship you make and every bond you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world.” — Michelle Obama
  • “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Laughter is America’s most important export.” —Walt Disney
  • “America is another name for opportunity.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Dreams are the foundation of America.” —Lupita Nyong’o
  • “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

You may even be able to snag some more quotes from these patriotic movies.

Song lyrics for 4th of July captions

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  • “We’re the kids in America” —Kim Wilde
  • “She was an American girl” —Tom Petty
  • “This land was made for you and me” —Woody Guthrie
  • “I’m just like my country, I’m young, scrappy, and hungry” —Hamilton, the Musical
  • “Raise a glass to freedom, something they can never take away” —Hamilton, the Musical
  • “We ain’t picture perfect, but we worth the picture still” —J. Cole
  • “Baby, you’re a firework” —Katy Perry
  • “Can’t start a fire without a spark” —Bruce Springsteen
  • “Dancing in the dark” —Bruce Springsteen
  • “Shine bright like a diamond” —Rihanna
  • “We didn’t start the fire(works)” —Billy Joel

Get more inspiration with these Fourth of July songs.

4th of July party captions

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  • In need of references for a professional Fourth of July party-crasher position
  • It’s lit
  • Young, wild, and free
  • A pitcher will last longer
  • Four score and seven beers ago
  • Indepen’dance’ the night away
  • Just here for the BBQ

Now that you know which 4th of July caption you want to use, check out these 4th of July party games that will take your bash to the next level.

Chloë Nannestad
Chloë Nannestad is a lifestyle writer covering crafts, holidays, beauty and amazing products for RD.com. When she's not scouring the internet or reading product reviews, she's planning her next backpacking trip and thinking about getting a dog.