Despite 90-plus degree temperatures and the fact it was a Tuesday, crowds still gathered atto kick off the Independence Day celebration.
Concessions were on hand to feed the hundreds of families, many who arrived by mid-afternoon to start the festivities. Others brought grills and served up brats and burgers to serve up their own supper.
The Water Bugs began their shows at 6 p.m., and kept folks entertained as they waited for the fireworks presentation at 9:25 p.m. The 25-minute show capped off the evening and was not preceded by any other lakeshore fireworks, given the recent fireworks ban enacted by the city on Saturday.