The 28th annual community Fourth of July fireworks on Siesta Key Beach goes off with a bang despite rainy weather.
On Wednesday, thousands of people gathered at Siesta Key Beach to celebrate Independence Day. The sea of red, white and blue slowly dissipated as bad weather loomed over the beach in the late afternoon. Despite a downpour of rain a couple hours before the big show, plenty of spectators made their way to the beach to witness the 28th annual Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July fireworks display. The half-hour show presented by Zambelli Fireworks dazzled spectators with a variety of colors, sizes and styles.
"The event ran smoothly thanks to combined efforts," said Ann Frescura, executive directors of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce. "We want to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to all of the local businesses and individuals whose generous donations made the fireworks possible."