LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Celebrations across the country: That was the theme Thursday during the national holiday to mark the birth of America. Independence Day was filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating contests and, of course, fireworks.

The Las Vegas valley appealed to the community with hometown parades attended by thousands of people in Summerlin and Boulder City, while cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other cities, small and large, held massive celebrations with big-name artists like Jennifer Hudson, Luke Bryan, and Carole King.

But when it was all said and done, the one thing people anticipated the most was the fireworks.

Here are some fireworks displays that lit up the sky across the Las Vegas valley and the country:

4th of July fireworks across the Las Vegas valley

Happy Independence Day from Cleveland, Ohio

Happy 4th of July from Fort Lauderdale, Florida