On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England.

This event eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

Most Fourth of July celebrations involve cooking out, spending quality time with family and fireworks. In Gwinnett, there are countless, unique ways to celebrate America's independence. Here are 7 ways you can celebrate the Fourth of July.