WATCH IT AGAIN: NBC4 Presents Red, White & BOOM! 2017

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Half a million people headed to downtown Columbus Saturday to celebrate the 37th annual Red, White & BOOM!

Some attendees got to the riverfront early to stake out a good spot and enjoy the day.

This beloved event began in 1981 when 30,000 people gathered in Bicentennial Park to watch a small fireworks display. The excitement of the downtown Independence Day Celebration has boomed into what is now the largest single day event in Columbus and features the most recognized firework display in the Midwest.

This year’s show featured 48,750 pounds of fireworks.

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