I've never seen anything like my town on the Fourth of July.
Personal fireworks are illegal in most of the state, but they are legal in my town, and people drive from all over to blow up fireworks in the park on the Fourth. In fact, personal fireworks are such a huge deal that the town always holds its firework display the weekend before the Fourth.
I'd always heard about how big of a deal fireworks were in our town, but last year was the first time I saw it in person. I went to the park to take pictures and got some really awesome ones. The picture below is pretty much what you would see if you stood in the middle of town and turned in a complete circle. It's absolutely nuts, and it goes on for hours.
This year a group of us had a cookout in a friend's house a few miles down the road, so the display wasn't as intense as being in the park. But from their backyard we could still see some of the craziness.
To be honest, I kept seeing pictures on Facebook and Tweets from people at the lake or the beach or up in the mountains, so I was feeling kind of lame about staying home this weekend. I was thankful to have friends to hang out with on Friday night. It was fun!
Are fireworks legal in your town?
Anyone else get any good firework or sparkler pictures this year?