Fireworks Hiccup!

United States
July 4, 2017 11:42pm CST
My fiancé and I went to a nearby local park to watch the fireworks. We didn't go to the main park where they're actually launching the fireworks but 9pm rolled around and no fireworks were to be found. 9:00 pm. 9:01 pm.. 9:02 pm... They are usually very prompt with timing and we were just about give up and head to a different location until we finally heard fireworks at 9:03pm. Due to the hiccup, we were actually granted an extra 5 minutes of fireworks. Instead of 15 minutes, we had 20 minutes. There were some bugs but other than that, the fireworks were lovely. How long does the fireworks usually last in your area? Did you get to see the fireworks today for Fourth of July?
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@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I did not. They're usually about the same 15-20 mins. But seemed longer tonight (could hear but not see), but didnt watch the time so who knows.
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• United States
5 Jul 17
Darn. At my parents' place, I can see the fireworks from afar. Same at the park it was just a block away. Still far but visible.
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@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
5 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby trees covered them here
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@andriaperry (116877)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Jul 17
We stayed home and watched the fireworks in D.C and in New York, then out local but they sucked as usual.
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• United States
5 Jul 17
The fireworks were so/so, just decided to take advantage and watch them. They're not as beautiful as the ones in TV in different cities.
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@cahaya1983 (11121)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 17
I enjoy watching live firework shows too, but only when it's not too crowded
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• United States
5 Jul 17
I am not a fan of crowds so we were further but still witnessed the live fireworks.
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@moffittjc (117688)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Jul 17
Our "big city" fireworks only lasted 15 minutes. But there is a small nearby town whose fireworks seemed to have gone on for about 30 minutes. In fact, they label their fireworks show as the "largest small-town fireworks show in the nation." People drive from all over north Florida to see them! Interestingly, in most places the fireworks shows usually start around the 9ish mark, just as yours did, but our fireworks show is always scheduled for 9:45pm, and usually kicks off around 10:00pm. They do that to avoid all the afternoon/evening thunderstorms. And even with such a late start, we've had a couple of years where they couldn't do the fireworks show because of severe thunderstorms and lightning.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Ours was 20 minutes this year Ohhhh that would suck if there are thunderstorms or rain, being Florida it does happen huh? Some states have their fireworks later because the sun sets late too! Interesting how everywhere varies in time for fireworks. I did hear fireworks for like thirty minutes the day before. I should research where to watch fireworks instead of my area next time ;)
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• United States
9 Jul 17
@moffittjc That is pretty scary to have a lot of thunderstorms, but I am sure you're all used to that right?
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@moffittjc (117688)
• Gainesville, Florida
8 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby Yeah, thunderstorms are a big problem in Florida. Our daily summer afternoon thunderstorms can strike anywhere between 3:00pm to as last as 9:00pm. Just depends on the heat, humidity, and sea breezes as to when exactly the thunderstorms will build up and unleash their fury.
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@teamfreak16 (43451)
• Denver, Colorado
6 Jul 17
They always say ours start around nine, but we have to wait at least a half hour or more for the sky to get dark enough.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
So they shoot at 9:30pm? It is dark here already by like7:45pm? 8pm.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 Oh I see, it is the waiting game. :)
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@teamfreak16 (43451)
• Denver, Colorado
6 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby - It was honestly probably closer to ten last night.
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@Neiltarquin (1062)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
23 Jul 17
Last time I saw fireworks was a year ago. New year's eve.
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• United States
24 Jul 17
Do you like fireworks?
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• United States
28 Jul 17
@Neiltarquin Yes they are sure amazing!
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• Rass, Saudi Arabia
24 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby i love em...
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@snowy22315 (166608)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Oh gosh I don't know I never timed them. I didn't go to see the fireworks this year though.
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@celticeagle (156255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jul 17
They last about three hours. That is all together. I watched ours on the tv. Saw Macy's which were nice.
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@vandana7 (98157)
• India
5 Jul 17
Will you believe 3 to 5 days...don't pity Indians...we know how to waste monies...while sending our begging bowls around.
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@vandana7 (98157)
• India
6 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby ... It is not seeing..it is all bang bang..if you know what I mean.
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• United States
9 Jul 17
@vandana7 Yes, it can be very loud especially if you're nearby and the debris.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
WOW! Yes That is a long time to see fireworks. :)
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@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
5 Jul 17
No pictures? 3-minute delay is not too bad...
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• United States
5 Jul 17
No pictures. I decided to enjoy the moment. 3 minutes delay is a big one! Last time a couple years ago at the bay, there was a mishap and one boom and that was all people got for fireworks.
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@DianneN (246458)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Glad you saw them. Ours lasted 30 minutes last night and were beautiful!
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• United States
5 Jul 17
Wow! That's beautiful ! Do you have to drive to a park or can you see from your home?
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@DianneN (246458)
• United States
5 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby We drove to our son's house, parked in his driveway, and walked down the street to the beach. He wasn't home. lol
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• United States
6 Jul 17
@DianneN Heheheh. VIP parking :)
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@ridingbet (66861)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
during new year's eve, fireworks start at 11:30PM then end at 12:15AM.
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@princemaxp (2027)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
5 Jul 17
Hi
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Hi. How are you?
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@MsBooklover (3993)
• United States
6 Jul 17
I am not sure how long they last. I did not get to see them, but I am glad you did.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
5 Jul 17
I'm glad you got to see fireworks. =) We stayed home and watched some out of the window but they weren't done by professionals or anything.
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@silvermist (19706)
• India
5 Jul 17
Well,we do not have fireworks like that on our Independent's day.But there are occasions for fireworks and they almost last 45 minutes. I like to watch them from far far away.
• United States
5 Jul 17
What kind of occasions typically are fireworks launched? That is amazing how they last for 45 minutes long! I bet that is a beautiful scenery.
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@silvermist (19706)
• India
5 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby Mainly they are conducted at the end of celebrations in temples which lasts for 9 days.The final program is the Fireworks on the last day.
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• United States
5 Jul 17
@silvermist Oh I see, that is very cool and I am sure it is beautiful.
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@LadyDuck (451103)
• Switzerland
5 Jul 17
The fireworks of our National Day (August 1st) lasts from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, it depends the location. The best are those on the lake of Lugano.
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@Hari101 (1123)
• Chennai, India
5 Jul 17
Ah that's cool and I am happy that you enjoyed the fireworks. Here in my place fireworks are a common thing and you can able to see for almost all occasions even during marriage like @HAPPSINGH told.
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