Thousands of people crowded into the La Crescenta Elementary School playground to catch a fireworks show on the Fourth of the July.
"It just wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks," Mary Lou Grove said. "We've been coming here for years, and it's always a great show.
"By the end of the night, they'll be packed in here like sardines," Grove said. "Wherever they can find a space they'll set up camp. It's an awesome show though and definitely worth it."
The Crescenta Valley Fireworks Assn., a nonprofit organization, has been putting on the event for four years now. Everyone in attendance was encouraged to be a kid again as they entered the elementary school's playground, lawn chairs and coolers in hand, to celebrate the holiday.
"The Fourth of July is a celebration of our country and our freedom," said Rick Dinger, committee member of the association. "It's a great tribute to those fighting abroad on our behalf, especially during wartime."