LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The streets were filled in Lafayette as thousands took in the sights and sounds of the Independence Day celebrations downtown.
It all kicked off at Riehle Plaza with a live concert featuring five different musical ensembles including the Purdue Summer Jazz Band and the Lafayette Citizens Band.
Patriotic music was featured including a salute to the various armed forces, God Bless America and the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.
It's an annual tradition for thousands of residents like Mel Anderson who come downtown, bringing their own lawn chair to relax and enjoy the show.
"It's just kind of fun to be here with friends and sit around and visit and enjoy it," says Anderson.
The Stars and Stripes celebration finished off with a 25-minute fireworks display set to music.
It's a tradition for the Greater Lafayette area that goes back more than 30 years.
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