2018 Independence Day Reception

Ambassador Grenell cutting July 4 birthday cake

U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted some 2,500 invited guests from the German business, cultural and political sphere, as well as members of the diplomatic corps and other international guests at an Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Tempelhofer Feld. The celebration marked America’s 242nd birthday, and gave Americans in Germany and German citizens the chance to engage in the traditional American revelry and cheer surrounding the holiday. The crowd joined together for live music, dancing, food, drinks, and fireworks to mark the occasion. Artists included the USAREUR Dixieland Band, singer and songwriter Anthony Evans, singer and entertainer George Frederick Takis and the embassy’s own DJ Shelly Shel. Both German and American based vendors supported the event making sure the guest didn’t go home hungry.