"Red, White, and Boozed" and 19 Other 4th of July Instagram Caption Ideas

Gina Vaynshteyn - Author

Jul. 3 2023, Updated 3:44 p.m. ET

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Nothing says, "I love you, America" quite like gathering your friends and family in one place to grill, drink, and take in all the fireworks.

While our founding fathers may not have known that the 4th of July would become one of the most festive social media moments of the year, we have a feeling they'd appreciate our love for our country — even if we're expressing it by taking filtered pics and Instagram stories of our American flag temporary tattoos or matching red, white, and blue swimsuits.

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That said, we've got some fun Instagram captions and quote ideas so that your Independence Day pics stand out from the feed.

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1. "Party like it's 1776!"

Ayy, that's right! Did you know that the Continental Congress actually declared independence on July 2, 1776? But the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on the 4th, which is why we celebrate the holiday then.

2. "Sippin' on liber-tea."

Yup, this is a reference to the Boston Tea Party. You can pay homage by making yourself a Long Island Iced Tea.

3. "It's a party in the U.S.A."

Maybe it's not always in the party in the U.S.A., but Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A." sure is a bop.

4. "Bold stripes, bright stars, and brave hearts."

If you feel like getting earnest on your social handle, this is a good way to do it.

5. "Made in America."

Whether it's a selfie or a picture of what you grilled this holiday, this caption works for a lot of 4th of July photos.

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6. "Baby, you're a firework."

If you're taking a photo with a significant other, compliment them with this iconic Katy Perry lyric.

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7. "Freedom lies in being bold." – Robert Frost

Take it from one of our greatest American poets, Robert Frost.

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8. "Pies, fries, and the 4th of July."

This caption is for all our foodies out there! If you need a fun 4th of July photo, treat yourself to the greatest comfort meal of all.

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9. "I like my coffee black and my tea in the harbor."

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Another reference to the Boston Tea Party, this quote will make you look like a historical genius. And a clever one, at that.

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10. "Keep calm and sparkle on!"

If you won't be around fireworks, you can always pick up some sparklers and have your friends snap a photo of you holding it!

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11. "Dreams are the foundation of America." – Lupita Nyong'o

Remember when Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani gave that amazing speech at the 2018 Oscars? Replay that moment on the 4th and remember their speech — it's an important one.

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12. "He makes me melt like a popsicle on the 4th of July.” – 'The Little Rascals'

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Sure, The Little Rascals might not be the most patriotic movie ever, but it's still a cute one. This quote from it is perfect if you're taking a selfie with your S.O. or bestie. Grab a box of those red, white, and blue popsicles from the store for good measure (and a good Insta pic).

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13. "Cheeseburger in paradise, heaven on earth with an onion slice." – Jimmy Buffett

Even if you're not a Jimmy Buffet fan, you gotta admit that this song just kinda sums up your 4th of July party.

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14. “Be excellent to each other. And PARTY ON, DUDES!” – 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'

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OK, when is it NOT the right time to whip out this excellent quote? 

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15. "It’s not the 4th of July until I'm eating a hot dog."

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What is more American than a hot dog on the 4th of July?

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16. "On a scale of one to American, how free are you tonight?"

Perfect for thirst traps and opening lines on Tinder!

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17. "Young, wild, and free."

Sure "Young, Wild, and Free" by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa is not a song about America, but it's still a solid lyric.

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18. "Red, white and crew."

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A fitting caption for any patriotic squad pics!

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19. "Red, white, and boozed."

If you're posting after one too many 4th of July cocktails, try this caption!

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20. "Four score and seven beers ago."

Or if you're more of a beer drinker, this caption works too!

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And if all else fails, you can always just caption your photo "Happy Fourth of July!"

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