The venue was different, but the fireworks were just as spectacular. Many were delighted as they watched the sky light up from the John E. Cox Memorial Bridge.
Downtown traffic was bustling and before the fireworks set off, restaurants were packed. Servers scrambled to keep up with the high volume of demand and ensure food and drink didn’t stop.
The fireworks were far from the only thing delighting people downtown Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, the sun finally broke through as music Tees and the Gents and Xtine and the Intents served as a soundtrack. Street performers added to the atmosphere, while trucks serving food and beer offered a preview of Folk Festival to come.
Mayor Sokhary Chau and City Councilors Paul-Ratha Yem, Corey Robinson, Erik Gitschier, and Council candidate Corey Belanger handed out 500 American flags.
The only question is, should the change in venue be a permanent one? Cast your vote: