The Fourth of July is a time to reflect on this nation's history, but it's also the peak of summer, which means fireworks, pool parties, barbecues, and red, white, and blue fashion statements in every form. Many celebs shared their Fourth of July festivities and thoughts online, from simple tweets to honor the day to showing off their fun parties and themed outfit ideas on Instagram. This year, stars from all over the world took advantage of the holiday by sharing thoughts, memories, and their favorite pics from the day.
Kirsten Dunst wished the country a happy birthday from abroad, while Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell were in fine goofball form with some America-themed PJs. Then there were the pool parties; Khloé Kardashian tried her best to make a water slide glam, while Sofia Vergara's family party featured some fruit-shaped floaties. Other stars, like Stephen King and Mark Ruffalo, hit a more serious note and offered political commentary with their well wishes. Then there's some of USA's favorite scientists, like Bill Nye and Neil Degrasse Tyson, who in addition to bringing their strongest red, white, and blue looks offered a chemistry lesson on fireworks. Check out what your favorite celebs were up to on the United States' birthday below.
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
Dax Shepherd and Kristen Bell's celebrated freedom by choosing patriotic pajamas.
Lana Del Rey
True American gal Lana Del Rey donned a more subtle outfit for the 4th, and used the chance to wish her fans well.
Kirsten Dunst didn't let her trip to Paris stop the festivities.
Happy Independence Day! I am a proud citizen. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/eirN3SuABG— Bill Nye (@BillNye) July 4, 2017
Bill Nye served some fashionable beach-grandfather looks.
Kelly Ripa shared a sweet throwback pic. The caption reads, "Happy Fourth of July!!!! May your trike match your wagon and your hat match your bathing suit. Circa 1974. #fourthofjuly🇺🇸🎇💥".
Happy 4th of July everyone! I'm proud to be an American! Be safe and have fun today! (also thanks for all the Cap bday wishes! OLD MAN!)— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 4, 2017
Chris Evans celebrated Captain America's birthday with this funny tweet.
Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner somehow managed to make an giant water slide a little bit glam.
It's difficult to say whether or not the real food or inflatable food looked better at Sofia Vergara's family barbecue.
Fortune Feimster's pool cleaning post is #relatable, even if she is wearing #crocs.
Neil Degrasse Tyson
July 4th 1776: To all Americans, Happy Independence Day. Declared seven years before it was officially won from the British. pic.twitter.com/xrKyoz5w2T— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 4, 2017
Colorful Fireworks tonight? Hug a Chemist & thank Aluminum Barium Calcium Chlorine Copper Nitrogen Oxygen Sodium & Strontium. pic.twitter.com/9FstPvR92E— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 5, 2017
Neil Degrasse Tyson kept the fans educated with a history AND a chemistry lesson.
It's hard to think of anyone with more reason to be patriotic than an actual astronaut (you know, going into outer space for your country, nbd), and Buzz Aldrin got into the spirit of the day.
Rob Lowe posted in front of a seriously giant American flag.
Tyra Banks celebrated with some red, white, blue, and smizing.
Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa, and Andy Cohen got into the spirit of the day on Live With Kelly and Ryan.
Miley Cyrus gave a throwback to her American-themed hit.
This land was made for Elizabeth Banks, who enjoyed a nature filled getaway.
Xtina found a cozy new use for the nation's flag.
Goldie Hawn also took to nature to celebrate America's birthday.
Happy 4th of July, all you Twitters, here and elsewhere. I love my country; it's just the president that makes me want to blow lunch.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 4, 2017
Stephen King did what authors do best, articulating what everyone else is feeling.
Couldn't be happier to be back in America for the tour! Happy 4th of July! ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 4, 2017
The Canadian singer was excited to spend the holiday stateside.
Have a great 4th of July , America 🇺🇸— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 4, 2017
Niall Horan sent his message from across the pond.
Alison Brie glowed red, white, and blue with this funny moment with Larry King. Liberty Bell indeed!
Some things that are self evident still need to be said over and over.— Alan Alda (@alanalda) July 4, 2017
Have a happy day. pic.twitter.com/rhTpbURXtp
M.A.S.H. star Alan Alda wished fans a nice day with a more serious post.
Happy 4th of July everyone!! (And if you're not from the USA... happy regular Tuesday!)— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) July 4, 2017
Joseph Gordon Levitt wrote a simple 4th of July wish.
Paris Hilton put on the stars and stripes abroad.
🎵America, America, this is you...🎵— Samm Levine (@SammLevine) July 4, 2017
From me and the patriots over at Nabisco - Happy Fourth of July!! pic.twitter.com/wlzDFCqvIL
Samm Levine (of Freaks and Geeks fame, he knows you don't remember) shared some patriotic Oreos. Do you think the pop rocks add extra health benefits?
Shout out to my father who now says "I'm not a republican, I'm not a democrat, I am an American." 🇺🇸— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 4, 2017
Katy Perry has been pretty open about her conservative upbringing, but she shared that her father may be opening up his worldview.
America is a work in progress. A grand experiment rife with flaws. We must continue to strive for progress rather than regression.#July4— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) July 4, 2017
Beau Willimon (House of Cards) reminded fans that this country has a lot of work to do before it lives up to its values.
Nathan Fillion had a sweet message for fans and a video emphasizing the importance of staying cool.
Until next year, everyone.