Monday, April 9, 2012

Photos from the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Below are some photos from Saturday's Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival. Except for some wind, the weather this year was perfect. Unfortunately, I was unable to get any photos from the events in the evening leading to the fireworks show.  If you have any photos from throughout the day, feel free to send them to

The "beach" area next to Kastles Stadium featured a beer garden and two food trucks.
The lifeguard chair at the beach.
Lines began forming early at the beach-area food trucks DC Slices and TaKorean.
The beach area was full all afternoon.  All 20 kegs of beer were sold out by 6pm.
There were free dragon boat rides offered all afternoon. At the end of the commercial pier is a large metal flame in the shape of a cherry blossom that was illuminated in the evening.  The John Glenn fire boat is in the background.
Kids were able to build small boats and sail them in a makeshift pond near the Gangplank Marina Stage.

MPD Officer Williams makes a t-shirt near the Gangplank Marina stage.
Balloon artists and windsock koi were given to children at the festival.
The Lavenia Nesmith Quintet performs at the 7th Street Landing Stage.
Crowds gather by the Lincoln vehicles on display by Kastles Stadium.
Update: Below are photos from the festival submitted by readers.

Kastles Stadium Stage, courtesy of Wizzyliz.

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