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Fireworks light up the sky in Burlington

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Right at 9:30 p.m. the first fireworks exploded patriotic colors into the night sky in Burlington.

Tens of thousands of people waited patiently for hours on the waterfront for the fireworks spectacular.

"Kind of just hanging around. Going on bouncy houses, eating cotton candy and things like that," said Cole Paquette, on how he stayed busy waiting for the fireworks.

"I'm just excited. I wanted to come last year and didn't get a chance to come down because of work so I'm excited," said Amanda Michaud. It's her first time at the event.

Cole Paquette had high hopes. "I'm expecting a big finale and lots of cool fireworks," he said.

And he wasn't let down. Neither was Donna Roche-- she scouted out her spot more than six hours before the show.

"I would say around seven it started to get more crowded," Roche said.

The park was nearly empty when she arrived, but by show time it was jam packed.

"There's a few sprinkles, everybody seems to be happy. A lot of eating of food," Roche said.

"We've been here three, four hours," said Pierre Cotton.  "We've eaten the food, played on the jumping castles, having fun with the kids and family."

Cotton says the iffy weather made him rethink his arrival time. He's been coming to the show for 12 years.

"Usually we get here around two or three in the afternoon, but today we didn't get here until six or seven," Cotton said.

The show packed in 3,000 fireworks in just 25 minutes and is the largest production in the state.

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