Ultimate PBS and Local Guide to the Fourth of July!

Ultimate PBS and Local Guide to the Fourth of July!

Make this Fourth of July a one-of-a-kind celebration by checking out upcoming programs to watch on CET and ThinkTV as well as activities and crafts and treats you can make with your family!


Sesame Street: Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 1, at 11am & 1pm on CET and ThinkTV16

There’s a Fourth of July celebration on Sesame Street! Elmo, Abby, and Rudy try to find a birthday present for America. Alan explains that the Fourth of July is really a day for family, friends and neighbors to come together. Find out what present they end up choosing for America!

A Capitol Fourth
Sunday, July 4, at 8pm & 9:30pm on CET and ThinkTV16

Celebrate our country’s 245th birthday with a star-studded musical extravaganza! The 41st  edition of America’s Independence Day celebration features performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway, capped off with patriotic classics and a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Washington, DC skyline. Learn more about the holiday, the performers, and learn about different types of fireworks all at https://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/.

Fourth of July Crafts and Activities

Fourth of July Rockers from PBS

Get ready for the Fourth of July with these fun Independence Day rocket decorations using some basic supplies and recyclables: https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/fourth-of-july-rockets!

Popsicle Stick American Flag from PBS

Make these mini American flags at home for a great Fourth of July craft that kids will enjoy: https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/popsicle-stick-american-flag!

Fourth of July Treats

DIY Organic Popsicles from Hobby Hunting

Treat yourself to these healthy, organic and oh-so-tasty popsicles this Fourth of July: https://thinktv.org/diy-organic-popsicles/!

Cinco De Mayo Mocktails from Hobby Hunting

These tropical summery non-alcoholic drinks will be the perfect addition to your Fourth of July get together: https://thinktv.org/cinco-de-mayo-mocktails/!

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle from PBS Food

This dessert will be right at home at your Fourth of July BBQ: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/red-white-and-blueberry-trifle/!

Fourth of July Sweetza Pizza from PBS Food

Try making this patriotic Fourth of July Berry Sweetza Pizza for a festive treat that you can make with your children:  https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/fourth-of-july-berry-sweetza-pizza/!

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches from PBS Food

Ice cream sandwiches are a fun and creative dessert made with cookies, ice cream, and sprinkles. Learn how to make them: https://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/easy-ice-cream-sandwiches/.


Celebrate this Fourth of July with fireworks, flags and the Founding Fathers! From the well-known George Washington and John Adams, to Sybil Ludington’s midnight ride, this collection of books brings history and festivity to kids ages 0-12.  Check them out here: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/childrens-books-for-the-fourth-of-july.