LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The skies were lit up all over Southern California in patriotic red, white and blue Thursday night.

The biggest Independence Day fireworks show took place at the Rose Bowl, where revelers gathered for the 87th Annual Americafest in Pasadena.

“It’s amazing, ever since I was younger my mom would take me and my sisters here. I have always loved it,” spectator Erin Ford said.

Before the 30-minute show, guests enjoyed music inside the stadium, as well as a tribute to our fallen military heroes.

“We appreciate the country we live in. It’s just a day to appreciate it,” another spectator, John Ser, said.

KCAL9 and CBS2 were media sponsors of Americafest, with anchors Rick Garcia and Pat Harvey hosting the event.

The night of fireworks lit up skies above Studio City as well.

The 15th annual Fireworks Festival in Studio City’s CBS Radford Lot saw thousands of revelers gathered for an evening of food, music and entertainment that climaxed with a choreographed light show.

“Last year I saw them on the street. Now I’m inside the studio. It was amazing… I seriously cried. The ending was like a fairytale,” attendee Michael Belasco said.

Fireworks shows were also held in elsewhere in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties.


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