Thousands witness fireworks at Heritage Landing in Muskegon

Posted at 11:59 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 00:02:15-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- As the Fourth of July comes to a close, thousands celebrated across West Michigan to see fireworks in the sky.

The gathering at Heritage Landing in Muskegon was no exception. Muskegon Rockstock, a tribute band playing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," kicked off the night with a rock show.

Law enforcement was also present, especially after what happened Monday night in Grand Haven, where hundreds of people fighting forced police to evacuate and shut down the park. No disturbance of that magnitude was reported at Muskegon.

But the main event came at dusk: the fireworks.

"Every year we come here for fireworks," said Karen Advek, an attendee who says she never misses Rockstock. "It just makes it beautiful to watch it over the lake."

The fireworks show itself was slated to last 20 minutes.

"The big boom. Beautiful colors. The red, white and blue" said Amy Calderon, another attendee. "The scenery is beautiful. And I love the people,."