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Big Bang Boom tries to top itself again


Tens of thousands of people will be traveling to Northeast Nebraska Saturday night to celebrate an annual Independence Day event.

The 38th annual Boomfest presented by Big Bang Boom was held in Norfolk.

Event organizers say they estimate anywhere from 18,000 to 22,000 spectators will be at Skyview Lake to see the dazzling fireworks display.

Organizers will set off over 8,000 different shells in a show that features over 600 firework cues.

They say the challenge after 38 years is to keep topping themselves.

"It's a lot of hours for about 22 minutes of show, but it's a great time. When we hear the cheers in the crowd afterwards, that's what keeps us coming back year after year,” said Don Wisnieski, Big Bang Boom.

Boomfest has become an all-day event.  Visitors experienced helicopter rides, an inflatable midway, live music and food vendors in the hours leading up to the fireworks.


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