Holyoke fireworks are just the first of many displays in celebration of Independence Day in western Massachusetts.

Thousands of people gathered at Holyoke Community College Friday night for an aerial display of fireworks. The rockets went up just after it got dark at dusk.

Chicopee, Ware, and Westfield all have fireworks Saturday night.

Star Spangled Springfield happens on Wednesday, the Fourth of July from Blunt Park.

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