Friends, family, fireworks — celebs are just like Us when it comes to celebrating Independence Day .
The Fourth of July is a celebration of America’s birth and spirit of freedom , and this year, many stars took the opportunity to show their patriotism and enjoy the summer sun in honor of U.S. independence.
Stars like Kim Kardashian, Kim Hudson, Rita Ora, Gigi Hadid, Reese Witherspoon, Heidi Montag, Jared Leto found their own ways to get into the festive spirit on Wednesday, July 4.
Whether it was wearing taking part in a parade or slapping some burgers on the grill, celebs embraced the spirit of the holiday in all its red, white and blue glory.
While quite a few stars decided to use their voice and the symbolism of the holiday to make some powerful political messages, others were content with celebrating the nation’s 242nd birthday with bonfires, fireworks, and red-white-and blue ensembles while enjoying the sunny weather with their loved ones.
The Fourth is also a great chance for stars to show off their bikini bods.
Scroll down to see how they celebrated.
Kim Kardashian, for example, celebrated with this skin-bearing snapshot posted to her Instagram story, while enjoying a popsicle.
Rita Ora skipped the bikini and stripped down to her lacy bra and underwear, because she loves America, obviously.
Happy 4th to all my Americano’s 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/h9cRpJ9eKM
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) July 4, 2018
While other stars still had to work on the holiday, but managed to make the most out of it. Like Mariah Carey, who shared a celebratory smile with her fans from her dressing room.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 4, 2018
Here’s a look at how some other A-listers spent their holiday.
Eat up, Drink up, Listen to Wutang and be safe. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸
— RZA! (@RZA) July 4, 2018
Happy Fourth 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/Ly7SQXnjUy
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) July 4, 2018
Welcome to the day we take our aggression out on the sky.
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) July 4, 2018
✨ Happy 4th of July America ❤️ Be safe & have all the fun xx pic.twitter.com/iMQgSlK2pc
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) July 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July! 🎉🎉🇺🇸🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/2uzYZ2Tr32
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) July 4, 2018
Happy Independence Day to all, and to all a boom boom!
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) July 4, 2018
Red, white, and my favorite shade of BLUE (ocean)! Happy 4th of July, stay safe! ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/S0vXfn9hFS
— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) July 4, 2018
Happy Fourth, y’all. Please invite me to your pool party. I will tend the grill, do cannonballs, and regale your grandparents with wholesome dad jokes.
— snddoɥ ʞɹɐɯ 🏳️🌈 (@markhoppus) July 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/mhnboOai16
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) July 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July!! Thank you Wolfeboro, NH for the best parade as always. pic.twitter.com/cNkQX20Om0
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) July 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July America‼️💥🇺🇸 I remember when I took this picture I had just lost 60lbs and felt great about myself. I’m still proud of this pic and myself for coming so far. Regardless if I gained a few pounds back I’m still beautimess! #LoveYourself #LoveYourSize #WereAllBeautiful #MamaJune #fromnottohot🔥
The America’s Got Talent judge wore a foam crown as she visited the Statue of Liberty.
The Oscar winner showed off red, white and blue items from her Draper James collection as she joked that “packing is easier when there’s a theme.
The model prepared to chow down, sharing a photo of burgers and hot dogs on a grill.
The Baywatch star let off fireworks on the beach in a video as he warned fans to “Stay safe.”
The Oscar winner was shirtless as he relaxed on a boat.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
The couple and their son, Gunner, took part in the annual 4th of July 5k run in the Pacific Palisades in California.