It's also the day of one of my all-time favorite sporting events - the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Joey Chestnut, a Major League Eating legend (or at least that's what I think it's called) got a big win today - his eighth consecutive title with a total of 61 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes.
Not only did Chestnut win the title, but he also won his soul mate - fellow competitive eater Neslie Ricasa. He proposed to her prior to the contest, and she said yes.
Here's a look at today's contest.
WARNING: If you're eating something right now, put it down.