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Rain doesn't stop '4th on Flagler' fireworks show, event celebrating 30 years

Posted: 9:52 PM, Jul 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 08:04:54Z

The Fourth on Flagler fireworks show was delayed only by minutes because of storms Wednesday night. The event not only celebrated America's birthday but also its own 30th anniversary. 

And strong storms didn't stop the show everyone was waiting for. Thunder and lightning scattered the crowd and sent some people home, but Simon and Nakayla from Atlanta said it didn't ruin their Fourth of July.

"Never. We had a nice day, we chilled at the beach and at least it was nice for the majority of the day," said Simon Pritchard. 

And right when they were about to leave, fireworks shot off into the sky. 

"That's what we were waiting for," said Pritchard.

Before the thunder and lightning, the event found a unique way to celebrate 30 years. One of the top 5 watercraft stuntmen in the world flipped 30 times to commemorate 30 years of the Fourth on Flagler.

"That was pretty cool," said Nicole Rivas.

Also, an indoor arcade was new to the event with games that go back 30 years, like PacMan and Operation. 

"I used to play this game all the time and I was a beast at this game," said Khaliq Gahkins. 

The city hopes to have Flagler Drive cleaned up and back open by 2 a.m. There may be some tents still up on the sidewalks and grass by the time morning commuters hit the road, but organizers say the road should be cleared by then.