On Independence Day (July 4), famous figures and everyday citizens across the nation were showing their red, white and blue patriotism for the firework-filled festivity — from day-long trips to the beach to barbecues in the blazing heat. It's a party in the U.S.A., indeed!

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell went seafaring for America's 242nd anniversary, as pop singing siblings Aly & AJ gear up to throw the first pitch at the Cubs game today. Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest marked the occasion with political messages remembering the country's heroes as well as civilians from all walks of life. Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian and Jessica Biel are commemorating the Fourth overseas with their favorite men.

Scroll down to see how more celebs spent the holiday!