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By Elizabeth Murray

The Fourth of July is the perfect time for barbecuing, watching fireworks, relaxing by the pool and spending time with friends and family. And as they proved on Instagram, celebrities were no exception.

Taylor Swift threw a celebrity-filled party at her Rhode Island home with guests including Calvin Harris, Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas, Martha Hunt and Haim.

And a guest appearance from Ed Sheeran.

Reese Witherspoon celebrated at a barbecue with fried chicken.

While Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello enjoyed steak.

Britney Spears headed to Disneyland with her children.

And Neil Patrick Harris' kids were, well, adorable.

Jessica Alba posted a photo of her daughters in red, white and blue.

And plenty of celebs, from Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus and January Jones, wore the stars and stripes.