Summer has started, and while temperatures may not be sizzling everywhere just yet, the July 4 weekend celebrations are sure to raise the heat.
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Independence Day Survey, nearly two-thirds of those celebrating America’s Independence Day will do so by taking part in a cookout, picnic or barbeque, with the average spend per household for the holiday reaching $71.23, up from $68.16 in 2014.
Fireworks remain a big draw, with nearly 43 percent planning on attending a fireworks display or similar community event. And, travel distance doesn’t appear to be a concern, as 78 percent of survey respondents said the price of gas would not impact their spending for the holiday weekend (up from 70.1 percent last year).
Click here for the NRF’s full survey results.
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