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The fireworks show over Nathan Benderson Park went off after a delay for rain.

Soggy but spectacular

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

The fireworks show over Nathan Benderson Park went off after a delay for rain.

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Bradenton's Serena Velasquez and Kylee Untisz play games before the rain hit.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Bradenton's Serena Velasquez and Kylee Untisz play games before the rain hit.

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Sarasota's Megan Miller and Liam Miller, 5, brought their new puppy, Tallulah, to watch the fireworks.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Megan Miller and Liam Miller, 5, brought their new puppy, Tallulah, to watch the fireworks.

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Sarasota 5-year-old Madalyn Laperriere couldn't wait for the fireworks show.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota 5-year-old Madalyn Laperriere couldn't wait for the fireworks show.

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Sarasota 4-year-old Frankie Haines has her hands full with a rubber duck game.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota 4-year-old Frankie Haines has her hands full with a rubber duck game.

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Ellenton's Matt Neitzel and his 2-year-old son, Parker, are prepared for the rain.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Ellenton's Matt Neitzel and his 2-year-old son, Parker, are prepared for the rain.

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Bradenton's Becky Mannon, Linda Huffman and Sandy Snurr have high spirits despite the rain.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Bradenton's Becky Mannon, Linda Huffman and Sandy Snurr have high spirits despite the rain.

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Bradenton's Dave Snurr and Jerry Huffman made the same fashion statement.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Bradenton's Dave Snurr and Jerry Huffman made the same fashion statement.

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Sarasota's Bill and Tavia Ames wait for the fireworks with their children 6-year-old Thiery, 7-year-old Tinsley and 4-year-old Tascher.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Bill and Tavia Ames wait for the fireworks with their children 6-year-old Thiery, 7-year-old Tinsley and 4-year-old Tascher.

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The fireworks show at Benderson Park lasted for 17 minutes.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

The fireworks show at Benderson Park lasted for 17 minutes.

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Sarasota 2-year-old Josie Drost and dad, Jake, Drost take a selfie before the fireworks.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota 2-year-old Josie Drost and dad, Jake, Drost take a selfie before the fireworks.

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Sarasota's Kenna Haldane, 5, Nalia Haldane, 5, Scarlet Zacharias, 4, Cameron Ellis, 4, Kyla Ellis, 2, and Greyson Zacharias, 4, can't wait for the fireworks.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Kenna Haldane, 5, Nalia Haldane, 5, Scarlet Zacharias, 4, Cameron Ellis, 4, Kyla Ellis, 2, and Greyson Zacharias, 4, can't wait for the fireworks.

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Summerfield's Lisa Hage, 3, and Riverwalk's Samuel Danault, 3, munch on snacks before the fireworks.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Summerfield's Lisa Hage, 3, and Riverwalk's Samuel Danault, 3, munch on snacks before the fireworks.

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Lakewood Ranch 3-year-old Virginia Lanham has a great seat for the event on her dad, Craig's, shoulders.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Lakewood Ranch 3-year-old Virginia Lanham has a great seat for the event on her dad, Craig's, shoulders.

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The rain couldn't keep a solid crowd from attending the fireworks show.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

The rain couldn't keep a solid crowd from attending the fireworks show.

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After a delay, it was time for the fireworks.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

After a delay, it was time for the fireworks.

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Bradenton 1-year-old Raelynn Steinberger and her parents Michelle Steinberger and David Steinberger relax between music performances.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Bradenton 1-year-old Raelynn Steinberger and her parents Michelle Steinberger and David Steinberger relax between music performances.

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University Park's George Parker grills burgers before the fireworks show.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

University Park's George Parker grills burgers before the fireworks show.

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Sarasota's Kyle Becker, 10, loves baseball so much that he decided to get it painted on his face by Christine Stopa.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Kyle Becker, 10, loves baseball so much that he decided to get it painted on his face by Christine Stopa.

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Dasan Novo, a 10-year-old from Venice, participates in an eating contest.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Dasan Novo, a 10-year-old from Venice, participates in an eating contest.

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Greg Billings and his band get into their set, which was pushed back due to weather.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Greg Billings and his band get into their set, which was pushed back due to weather.

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Sarasota's Laurie Cleveland (white hat) dances along with the crowd during the Greg Billings Band set.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Laurie Cleveland (white hat) dances along with the crowd during the Greg Billings Band set.

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Siesta Key's Jackie Lee and Jeff Lee enjoy the music.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Siesta Key's Jackie Lee and Jeff Lee enjoy the music.

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There were 1,100 shells shot off during the show.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

There were 1,100 shells shot off during the show.

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Angela Murray from Sarasota captures some memories.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Angela Murray from Sarasota captures some memories.

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Sarasota's Phil Mancini, Kim Mancini and Renee Phinney, and Lakewood Ranch's Rebecca Blitz and Eric Fenton get ready to enjoy the fireworks show in the VIP section.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Phil Mancini, Kim Mancini and Renee Phinney, and Lakewood Ranch's Rebecca Blitz and Eric Fenton get ready to enjoy the fireworks show in the VIP section.

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Sarasota's Nik Wallenda and Mike Moran chat before the show starts.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Sarasota's Nik Wallenda and Mike Moran chat before the show starts.

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The rain didn't halt an outstanding fireworks display.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

The rain didn't halt an outstanding fireworks display.

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Fireworks light up the sky over Nathan Benderson Park.

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 |

Fireworks light up the sky over Nathan Benderson Park.

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