Bring your own fireworks. Don't forget the beer. Get a little crazy and let chaos take over.
Have you ever tried taking night shots of crazy drunk rednecks from ten feet away as they light fireworks on the beach? I did tonight, and yes it was a blast. I was jumping and dodging the fireworks as they screamed past my head to light the sky. This shot shows that chaos I think.
It is a beautiful thing to be a 24-year-old American on the beach right at the 4th. So many adventures to be had, so little time to have them all.