Aug. 07, 2016, 10:08 a.m. (ET)

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games started with a bang Friday night as the Opening Ceremony offered attendees and viewers a dazzling firework display, breathtaking visuals and plenty of Brazil-inspired entertainment. In the parade of nations, Team USA was led by swimmer Michael Phelps, who was selected as the nation's flag bearer by his fellow American athletes. Relive the memorable night, and the start of the Rio Olympics with these 22 photos.

1) Fireworks
Fireworks explode as dancers perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

2) Fireworks
Fireworks explode above the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

3) Michael Phelps and Team USA
Flag-bearer Michael Phelps leads the U.S. Olympic Team into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

4) Gisele Bündchen
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen walks as The Girl From Ipanema during the Bossa segment of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

5) Gisele Bündchen
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen takes part in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

6) Vanderlei de Lima
Olympian Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

7) Sam Dorman and Rickie Fowler
Sam Dorman and Rickie Fowler celebrate at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

8) Fireworks
Fireworks explode to form the Olympic Rings at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

9) Fireworks
Fireworks explode to form the Olympic Rings at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

10) American Flag
A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

11) Performance
A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

12) Performance
A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

13) Performance
A general view of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

14) Michael Phelps and Team USA
Flag-bearer Michael Phelps leads the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

15) Michael Phelps and Team USA
Flag-bearer Michael Phelps leads the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

16) Rio Fireworks
Fireworks explode at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

17) Demarcus Cousins and Carmelo Anthony
(L-R) Demarcus Cousins and Carmelo Anthony enter the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

18) Michael Phelps and Team USA
Michael Phelps carries the flag into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

19) Performers
Dancers perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

20) Team USA
Members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team enter the stadium of the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

21) Stadium Overview
The Olympic Rings are formed in green foliage at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

22) Stadium Overview
A general view of the Olympic Cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.