There are many things to love about the Fourth of July. Summer is hitting its stride. We're celebrating freedom with hot dogs and ice cream. Um, sparklers? But, if you're a parent, you know there is another perk -- patriotic holiday outfits! Stars and stripes on giant hats, beach babies in red, white and blue... Yes, you may be looking at a long night when everyone gets to stay up past bedtime and eat copious amounts of sugar, but there will be cuteness. Which is why, in honor of all this Fourth style, we bring you the first annual HuffPost Parents Independence Day Parade. Join us by saying hello to a few adorable kids below, then show off your little patriot by adding a photo to the slideshow.

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  • Amelia

  • Abigail

  • Eli

  • Zadie

  • Roger

  • Marissa

  • Chloe

  • Amira

  • Max and Maddie

  • Duke

  • Lila

  • "Uncle" Sam

  • Harley

  • Noah and Eli

  • American Girl

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hoconnor24"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/3051276.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hoconnor24">hoconnor24</a>:<br />Happy 4th! Love, Violet

  • Stars and stripes

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hoconnor24"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/3051276.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hoconnor24">hoconnor24</a>:<br />Violet loves stars and stripes

  • Bring On The 4th!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Sahida_Luquin"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000000183601/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Sahida_Luquin">Sahida Luquin</a>:<br />Happy 4th Of July!

  • Happy 4th of July

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/francesp1410"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/francesp1410">francesp1410</a>:<br />Alexa Ray Astarita 2 years old from Bay Shore,NY can't wait to see her first fire works show.

  • July 4th

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/babeykade"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/3479826.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/babeykade">babeykade</a>:<br />Collin

  • Emily

  • Nora

  • Syd

  • Beth

  • Sophia and Grace

  • Kaiden

  • Ava

  • Poppy

  • Tyler

  • Cayton

  • Emma

  • Shane

  • Kylee

  • Baby's First 4th

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Bethany79"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Bethany79">Bethany79</a>:<br />

  • Ready for the 4th of July Parade

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Marc_Walker"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/571569242/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Marc_Walker">Marc Walker</a>:<br />Luke is ready for the 4th of July parade in Evanston, IL

  • Red, White and Blue and Stars for You!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Heather_McKenzie74"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100001602247341/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Heather_McKenzie74">Heather McKenzie74</a>:<br />Wishing her daddy a Happy Birthday on 4th of July with special pony tails.

  • Connar: a Patriotic Boy and his Dog

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Larry_Nemecek"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1298876222/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Larry_Nemecek">Larry Nemecek</a>:<br />Ready for the July 4th "Homegrown Parade" of patriotic kids. With Ching alongside.

  • Oscar, Lilyanna, and Gabriel

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/AlexFox"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/641534277/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/AlexFox">AlexFox</a>:<br />

  • Lila

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Sydney_Meeks_Fowler"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/690034155/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Sydney_Meeks_Fowler">Sydney Meeks Fowler</a>:<br />Neighborhood Parade on July 4th!

  • Haydyn Sage

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/AmyWard2006"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/17129857/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/AmyWard2006">AmyWard2006</a>:<br />Miss America

  • 4th of July Cuteness

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Dana_Strand"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1494336317/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Dana_Strand">Dana Strand</a>:<br />Nadia, showing off her Red, White, and Blue!