Americans celebrated the country's 241st birthday Tuesday in true red, white, and blue fashion — with fireworks, hot dogs, and parades.
President Donald Trump and family attended a military picnic at the White House, while thousands turned out at Coney Island in New York to witness the traditional Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The night capped off with colorful fireworks displays from New York to Washington.
Here are 11 images of 2017 Fourth of July celebrations across the U.S.:
Fireworks explode over the National Mall as the US Capitol (R) and National Monument are seen on July 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
The North Front of the White House is lit with red, white and blue lights for the Fourth of July holiday, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, and his wife Karen Pence, third from right, and guests applaud and wave from the Truman Balcony at the Fourth of July picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump pumps his fists after speaking as first lady Melania Trump applauds during the military families picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
People wait on the Lincoln Memorial for fireworks to celebrate U.S. Independence Day on July 4, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers patrol in front of the Lincoln Memorial before a fireworks show in celebration of the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
People march during a parade marking Independence Day in Deer Isle, Maine, U.S., July 4, 2017. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
People gather to watch the fireworks display over the East River on the Fourth of July, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Andy Grammer performs during the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Joey Chestnut poses before the annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. Chestnut took his 10th title and set a record by downing 72 hot dogs and buns. (Rex Features via AP Images)
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