Of course, The Marine Band just cannot be beat in my opinion. We sit on the lawn at the Masonic Temple and they set up the bandstand right in the street.
They of course play the famous marches when the fireworks are going off and this is without a doubt the best fireworks display I have ever seen.
This is a way better shot of some of the balloons we watched. This is also an event I do not like to miss. Sometimes, the weather makes it impossible to happen of course, but this year we got lucky. They go up four times.
I tried to get a good picture of the piggy bank balloon especially for Joni, who loves piggys, but this was the best I could do. It sure is a very cute balloon and is sponsored by our bank, Huntington. There is a coin going into his back. I googled to get a better picture the pros took, but it wouldn't let me download it.