President BidenJoe BidenLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenJill Biden redefines role of first lady Biden faces criticism over push to vaccinate teachers Overnight Health Care: Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: 'Neanderthal thinking' | Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra |Over 200K sign up for ACA plans during Biden special enrollment period MORE looked on from the White House at a massive fireworks display as Katy Perry closed out a star-studded TV special to cap his Inauguration Day.

The 46th president and his wife could be seen gazing from a White House balcony at the immense show of lights on Wednesday evening while Perry sang her 2010 hit "Firework" during the "Celebrating America" prime-time concert. The TV special aired live across major networks, including CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC.

As Perry belted out the chorus of her song, fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument.


The president put his arm around his wife as the pair both sported face masks while they looked on at the extravagant-even-for-D.C. fireworks display.

Vice President Harris, who like Biden delivered remarks earlier in the televised program, stood beside husband Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffEmhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this 'I would not be married to Kamala Harris' Biden leans into empathizer-in-chief role Biden mourns 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus MORE at the Lincoln Memorial to watch the spectacle.

The fireworks offered a bright and blazing wrap-up to the TV event, held instead of the traditional inaugural balls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A slew of A-listers, including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, John Legend and Jon Bon Jovi, all appeared at Biden's inaugural celebration.