Crowds kick off Fourth of July weekend with fireworks in Meriden - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Crowds kick off Fourth of July weekend with fireworks in Meriden

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Crowds kick off Fourth of July weekend with fireworks in Meriden (WFSB) Crowds kick off Fourth of July weekend with fireworks in Meriden (WFSB)
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Even though July 4 is still a day away, it didn’t stop people from flocking to Hubbard Park in Meriden to enjoy the fireworks on Thursday night.

The fireworks have become a yearly tradition for many people in Meriden, and around the area.

For the last eight years the Lathams have made going to Hubbard Park for the Fourth of July fireworks a family tradition.

“We went grocery shopping at Stop and Shop. The kids all laid down took naps so that we could have a late night,” said Michael Latham of Meriden.

Before they arrived to Hubbard Park they made sure to get plenty of sparklers for the children.

“It's a good time. We love it,” Latham said.

The highlight of the night began around 9:20 p.m. when the fireworks started shooting off.

“I like seeing all of the different colors on the fireworks,” said 10-year-old Abrielle Benane.

The show of patriotism lasted more than 20 minutes but it will give many of the children memories that will last for a lifetime.

“They're just beautiful. I like all the different types especially the swirly ones ‎that come down. That's my favorite,” said Kirby Shields.

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