'Nice to have it open again': Fourth of July fireworks return to Milwaukee County parks

NOW: ’Nice to have it open again’: Fourth of July fireworks return to Milwaukee County parks

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Independence Day 2021 had a three-day weekend, and the traditional barbecues and fireworks were held all over Milwaukee -- including Humboldt Park and Wilson Park.

CBS 58 visited with families at both locations.

"We need to be out, we need to just enjoy the weather and people and that’s it, just get the Covid off our mind and move forward," said Alfredo Cuevas, who was out celebrating the holiday.

The Cuevas and Gonzalez families staked out their spot several hours before the show at Wilson Park, excited to spend the 4th together since last year was a bust. 

'Nothing was open. So it's nice to have it open again. Get back out here, enjoy the fresh air, put that 2020 behind us," said Elias Gonzalez. 

Monday was all about playing, eating and just having a good time with loved ones.

"Hi Grandma. I love you and I hope you have a great day," said Lily.

Crowds formed late in the day in anticipation of the fireworks at dusk.

"Just hanging out with family, eating food and playing games," said Noah Cuevas.

"I like the yellow ones that goes like dewwww and like spreads out," said Pharoah Norton Rhoden.

There were 10 shows in Milwaukee County parks this July 5 -- this after the main show was canceled again this year.

"I mean it's kind of sad because things don't get completely back to normal, but slowly, we're getting there," said Sandra Peres.

"Oh, they needed to have the main fireworks because that's where everybody gets together," said Julia Gonzalez. 

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