From Reagan's Patriotic Picnic to Obama's Star-Studded Bash: White House Fourth of July Parties Through the Years
Barack Obama's final Fourth of July celebration in office was perhaps the most star-studded one to date, featuring performances from Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe — and the president himself!
At one point, Obama took the stage to serenade his daughter Malia Obama with a rendition of "Happy Birthday."
The father and daughter duo are pictured here hugging as Kendrick Lamar (left) and Janelle Monáe (right) look on.
Malia celebrated her 18th birthday on July 4, 2016. This year she will turn 21.
President Barack Obama, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and military service members, thanked "the extraordinary men and women of America’s military" in remarks delivered from the Blue Room Balcony.
"Because of you, we’re safe, we’re free," he said. "We depend on you for our way of life, and the sacrifices you make are extraordinary."
No White House Fourth of July celebration would be complete without fireworks!
First Lady Michelle Obama (left), Malia Obama and President Barack Obama are pictured here watching the fireworks show from the roof of the White House.
Obama's red button-down was no match for this baby's very patriotic ensemble.
The adorable photo op came as the then-president and first lady Michelle Obama greeted members of the military and their families during a Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marched along to the music in the Blue Room of the White House before delivering remarks to military families.
In his 2010 remarks, the president expressed joy that families across the country were coming together to celebrate the holiday.
"Just like here today," he said, before joking: "Now, of course, I'll admit that the backyard is a little bigger here."
First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama enjoyed a romantic moment watching the fireworks over the National Mall from the roof of the White House.
In 2009, the South Lawn of the White House was filled with military families enjoying the holiday, including this little boy playing with an oversidzed volleyball.
President Bill Clinton paused for a patriotic photo op as he headed off for a holiday weekend round of golf.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan were decked out in red, white and blue as they watched the fireworks at the July 4th Independence Day Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House.
Hundreds gathered on the White House South Lawn to celebrate the holiday with President Jimmy Carter and his family in 1980.
In 1969, some of former President Richard Nixon's White House staff members took in the Fourth of July fireworks from this spot on the White House lawn.
President John F. Kennedy was in Philadelphia on July 4, 1962, where he delievered an Independence Day address during the Governor's Conference at Independence Hall.
Crowds flocked to watch fireworks on the National Mall during the Dwight Eisenhower administration.