Around here our celebration starts with sparklers.
Swirls, streaks, letters.
And then because we live in a state where you can light your own fireworks we set off a few in the driveway.
I remember this one being really loud.
This one was MUCH smaller than it looks in the photo, I managed to capture it at just the right moment.
Then we settle in with extended family and watch the show at the fairgrounds from our back deck.
They really do a great job!