According to the National Retail Federation's 2013 Independence Day survey, one in four Americans will splurge to buy patriotic gear for the holiday.
Dakota Party says business for the fourth of July is fairly normal this year. When KOTA visited Wednesday afternoon, customers were searching in the patriotic aisle for things like flags and star-spangled banner decorations.
Dakota Party Owner, Jack Wellman, says they've had to restock a few decorations like fringe for floats and plates and napkins, but overall sales were not up or down compared to last year.
"Sales have been pretty steady for us. We sells a lot of the decorations – plates and napkins for picnics," said Wellman. "Also a lot of parades and floats and that sort of thing. We've got some things that people buy for that, so it's been pretty steady, pretty normal for us."
It makes sense that Dakota Party would restock plates and napkins, since the National Retail Federation says 7 in 10 Americans will attend a barbeque, cookout, or picnic to celebrate Independence Day.