FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – As the sunshine faded, thousands of people on Fort Lauderdale beach danced to some American rock and roll.READ MORE: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
The band was quick to stop playing though, as the star of the party lit up the sky.
At 9 p.m. on the dot, fireworks started popping over the beach as they did across South Florida.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade, Broward Public Schools Planning 100% In-Person Instruction In The Fall
Earlier in the day, more revelers celebrated the U.S.A.’s 239th birthday on Las Olas Boulevard. And in Weston, a parade was held in America’s honor.
But it was “the finale” that left an impression on revelers.
“I loved it. I was actually completely surprised to be honest with you,” said celebrant Shelly Lane . “It was a lot more fireworks than I was expecting.”MORE NEWS: Sens. Rubio, Scott Say It’s Too Soon To Weigh In On Gaetz's Future
“The grand finale was the best. Very colorful. I love the bands, too. It was a great time,” said attendee Mary Sheppard. “America’s a great country.”