On July 4, 2021, the U.S. Mission in Spain commemorated the 245th anniversary of independence of the United States of America with a ten-minute drone show in the night sky at the Madrid Hippodrome. A recording of the event can be found on Embassy Madrid’s YouTube channel.
The performance was comprised of 150 drones, making it the largest drone show carried out in Spain to date. The drone formations featured messages and images that highlighted the strong bilateral relationship between Spain and the United States and the values that both countries have shared since the birth of our nation.
The annual July 4 celebration was carried out in a virtual manner for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following the success of the video mapping show at Madrid’s Puerta de Toledo in 2020.