U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted more than 2,500 people at an Independence Day celebration July 1st at Templehof Field. The celebration marked America’s 240th 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 Ingrid Arthur 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.