Residents react to firework displays across the Pioneer Valley

Many hadn't planned to celebrate a day late

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A lot of firework shows were postponed from the Fourth, to Saturday night. In case you missed it; 22News shows you how your neighbors were celebrating all across western Massachusetts.

All across the Pioneer Valley, people were celebrating at several different shows.

The Star Spangled Springfield is one of the biggest firework shows in our region. One Springfield native told 22News, it’s a July 4th family tradition that he plans to carry on through the generations.

“My moms been making me come since I was a baby, and this is actually my first time coming down myself,” said Ren Hernandez.

Springfield wasn’t the only city celebrating. In Amherst, hundreds of people packed behind McGuirk Stadium as early as 6 o’clock Saturday night.

Locals came out to try all the different food and listen to the great music that really embodies what Fourth of July is all about: celebrating an amazing country.

“This is the best place to live in the entire world. You can’t beat the United States of America,” said Dennis Pronowicz of South Hadley.

Although many residents had a great time celebrating the Fourth, on the fifth, it did throw a big wrench into a lot of people’s plans.

“I wasn’t expecting to spend my Saturday watching the fireworks. I kind of wanted to do it July 4th. That’s the whole purpose of it,” said Anthony Cruz of Amherst.

Nonetheless, the weather was beautiful, the sun shining, and it made for a great night for fireworks.

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