PEORIA, Ill -- For some the Independence Day celebrating is already underway.
Wednesday night, thousands of people enjoyed the annual Third of July Fireworks Spectacular.
The event takes place at the Glen Oak Park Amphitheatere and lagoon.
Festivities kicked off at 4:00 Wednesday afternoon with all kinds of entertainment from theatre to ballet.
Attendees say its family fun for all ages!
"We always come out to Glen Oak, it's the best fireworks show around, love the music. I sing with Morton Civic Chorus and we're singing with the municipal band tonight and we're always right here in this spot with our friends, so they know where to find us," said Peoria resident Jane Linman.
The event is put on by the Peoria Park District.