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Fireworks Dazzle Spectators In Downtown Bay City

July 2, 2016
By: Stephen Kent

Kids were putting their hands over their ears, adults were dazzled, and everyone was cheering. The Bay City Fireworks Festival hit another high point as the river came alive with the lights and booms of a fantastic display.

In a recent Second Saturday presentation at the Bay County Historic Museum, Festival founder Terry Watson gave some of the histories of the festival, which has been going on for many years. In the early days, Terry got the job of coordinating the show almost by accident. It started as just a typical fireworks show and was run by local police officers. Over the years it grew... and Grew, AND GREW!

Today that little fireworks show has grown into a full-fledged, three-day festival and extravaganza... with a budget to match. Terry told of his many "stunts" to raise money for those early shows. He sat on top of buildings and almost froze to death spending all night in the middle of the river in the middle of winter.

This year the show was three days, as it's been in recent years. Thursday and Friday nights were short... about the size of what many communities call their "big" show. Saturday saw the main event.

This year the big show was a little shorter, but that was fine because they blew off as many, or more, shells in the time. Most folks were appreciative because it was a non-stop finale. There was hardly a pause and the sky was filled. When the real finale came, it was amazing... and really loud!

As always, MyBayCity was on hand to take some pictures. Enjoy the show again and send a link to this article to your friends who were not able to make the show.


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