PHOTOS: Independence Day fireworks light up the nation's skies

A fireworks display follows the "Salute to America" ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation featured armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Americans celebrated their nation's 243rd anniversary of independence on Wednesday, with concerts, parades and a voracious display of hot dog-eating prowess in New York, as many cities and towns held fireworks displays after sundown.

Here's a look at some of the fireworks celebrations across the country.

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Sadie Portillo, 7, left, her brother Santos, 6, right, and their cousin Adrienne Jaramillo, 6, wave American flags and came dressed to celebrate the Fourth of July and watch the fireworks display with their family at JeffCo stadium on July 4, 2019 in Lakewood, Colorado. (Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Joey Chestnut stuffs his mouth with hot dogs during the men's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (Photo: Sarah Stier/AP)
A trumpeter who went only by the name Lenny plays a tune during the Santa Monica Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)
A woman with a red, white and blue umbrella is seen on the National Mall while President Donald Trump gives his speech during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
From left to right, Caleb Cobb, Bryan Querrey, Alexx Cobb and Eric Voiers, of the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church, prepare to portray the Iwo Jima flag raising photo for the annual Independence Day parade in Ripley, W.Va., on July 4, 2019. (Photo: Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Miki Sudo, right, reacts after eating 31 hot dogs to win the women's competition of Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, July 4, 2019, in New York's Coney Island. (Photo: Sarah Stier/AP)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Two and a half year old Zacky Kaplan rides his scooter while draped in the American flag as he makes his way along the parade route during the Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2019 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)
President Donald Trump speaks during an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence and others stand as the US Army Band performs and the US Navy Blue Angels flyover at the end of an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
President Donald Trump looks up during the military flyovers at the Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial,July 4, 2019, in Washington. The Washington Monument is in the background. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Washington Monument is visible as the US Navy Blue Angels flyover at the conclusion of President Donald Trump's Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)
Fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, July 4, 2019. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP)
Fireworks seen from the Lincoln Memorial explode over the Potomac River for Independence Day, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Andrew/AP Harnik)
Fireworks seen from the Lincoln Memorial explode over the Potomac River for Independence Day, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)
Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, July 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall, during the Independence Day celebrations in Washington on July 4, 2019, after President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' remarks at Lincoln Memorial. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)
People on the east side of Manhattan watch a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities, July 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/AP)
People watch fireworks light up the Brooklyn Bridge during the annual Macy's fireworks show on the East River from Manhattan July 4, 2019 in New York City. This is the 43rd annual July 4 display by the retailer. (Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Fireworks spell out "USA" as they explode over the Lincoln Memorial during the Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the night sky over Brooklyn on July 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the night sky over the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse as part of an Independence Day celebration, July 4, 2019, in St. Louis. (Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP)
People on the east side of Manhattan watch a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities, July 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/AP)
A person watches Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial, July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP)
People watch Independence Day fireworks celebrations from the Liberty Memorial on July 4, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP)
Fireworks are seen over the Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2019. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)