7 Fun Outdoor Games to Play This 4th of July

7 Fun Outdoor Games to Play This 4th of July and This Summer

Summer is BBQ and outdoor family fun season!  With the 4th of July coming up we wanted to share 7 cool and fun outdoor games to play at the family bbq!!  Stay active, have fun, enjoy the 4th!!


Badminton is an all-time classic backyard game that is delightful when played casually, but can also get surprisingly competitive, depending on the people playing. Regardless of your skill level, with a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to fake your way through a game.


Bocce is deceiving in that it looks so much easier than it actually is. You can make one good throw and feel like a hero for a moment, only to be knocked aside seconds later.

Kan Jam

You’ve probably seen people playing Kan Jam at the beach. It involves frisbees, trash cans, and hitting said frisbees into said trash cans. It’s a great game if you want to get moving, but not too much.


After gaining national attention with an appearance on ‘Shark Tank,’ Spikeball became something of a beach town phenomenon. The game is akin to volleyball, but it’s played with a trampoline rather than a net. 


A game of many names — Cornhole, Baggo, Dummy Boards, et al. — the bean bag toss has long been a part of the American tradition of tailgating, but you don’t have to be in a parking lot waiting for the big game to enjoy it. Take it out in your backyard, grab some friends, take your shoes off, and corn some holes..

Ladder Golf

Ladder Golf is another top-tier tailgating game, thanks in no small part to the fact that it is exceedingly fun to throw golf balls tied to rope. It’s simple, casual, and can, in some cases, be exceedingly frustrating — all of the traits of a perfect backyard game.


Kubb is by far my favorite game on this list. You throw sticks and blocks in an attempt to knock them over. On paper, that doesn’t sound totally compelling, but trust me, when you’re down to your last stick, with a shot to knock out the king, Kubb gets very real, very quickly.


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