I don't live in the US, so this post will probably be the biggest deal for the Fourth for me.
I've never been patriotic. I find people are a better object of loyalty than countries. I've rarely been impressed by fireworks since I was a small child. And, when I was a kid, we didn't usually do the big family BBQ thing. The biggest effect it used to have as an adult was that I had a day off. Occasionally, I would go to some fireworks because my mother or girlfriend wanted to go.