Crazy Facts about July 4th in America

America's birthday, July 4th, is right around the corner! We can't wait to have BBQs, drink beer, and watch fireworks surrounded by friends and family.

But how much do Americans really spend on their favorite indulgences every Independence day? See the crazy stats and facts below!

Fireworks

Over 16,000 fireworks displays are held each July 4th

40% of Americans will attend a July 4th fireworks display

An estimated $1 billion will be spent on fireworks this July 4th

Alcohol

July 4th is America's #1 beer-drinking holiday

$568 million - estimated spending on July 4th wine

$1 billion - estimated spending on July 4th beer in 2018

Food

700 million pounds of chicken are purchased the week leading up to July 4th

61% of Americans will attend a July 4th picnic

150 million hotdogs are consumed every July 4th

74 is the record number to beat at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest - the record was set last year by Joey Chestnut at the same contest!

'Murica Merch

61% of an Americans own an American flag

$5.4 million - annual value of imported American flags (most of which are made in China)

26% of Americans will purchase patriotic merch this July 4th

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