4th of July Pie

Get a quick pie recipe for the 4th and find a fireworks show to watch on Sunday!

Published on July 2, 2021


by Mrs. Farnham (teacher, mom, CMoR member)

Happy Almost 4th of July! With the 4th falling on a Sunday this year, what better excuse do you need to celebrate? Kids are taught about the 4th of July in school, but often forget the reason for it by the time it arrives over summer break. Watch this video together as a reminder of why we call this holiday “America’s Birthday.”

4th of July Pie Recipe

To celebrate each year, my kids help me make a simple dessert to eat on the 4th of July. It is easy and delicious!


8 oz of defrosted Cool Whip

18 oz of Yogurt (I use vanilla or plain)

Cut strawberries


Pre-made graham cracker crust


  1. Whip Cool Whip and yogurt together in a large mixing bowl until mixed.
  2. Pour mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  3. Place the pie into the freezer for about 2 hours to firm up.
  4. Decorate the top of the pie with blueberries and sliced strawberries. This is the part my kids love to help with!
  5. Slice and enjoy! You can refrigerate and leftovers.

4th of July Events

With the easing of Covid restrictions, there are an abundance of 4th of July events this year. If you are a fan of fireworks, here are 3 great, free events happening on Sunday. 

Richmond Parks and Rec will be having a fireworks display at Byrd Park this year. See the above information for how to watch.

Henrico Parks and Rec is hosting the Red, White, and Lights Celebration at Crump Park from 4-10pm. The event will feature a light show and a performance by the Richmond Symphony.

Chesterfield County will also be hosting a 4th of July Celebration at the county fairgrounds beginning at 5pm. The celebration will feature musical performances and fireworks.

No matter how your family chooses to spend the 4th, I hope you all have fun! Be sure to share this post and your pies with us on Facebook or Instagram! Happy 4th!