Tents fill the lakefront ahead of Sunday's fireworks
'You got to do it big or go home'
10:02 AM, Jul 3, 2016
MILWAUKEE -- Veterans park was filled with campers Saturday night. They've pitched their tents and laid claim to prime real estate for Sunday's big show. Beautiful weather has certainly had a hand in that.
"You got to do it big or go home," Natasha Lindo said.
First came the work. Lindo said it took her group three hours to set up their site .And then, it was time to relax.
"When you hit July it's really hot and humid but it's kind of perfect and with the lake breeze as well, it's really comfortable," Kiselicka said.
Nice weather helped things run smoothly at Jones Island where they are setting up Sunday's big fireworks display.
"There's a total of over 7,000 individual devices that will be lifted during the display in total between the three barges. The sizes of shells that will be shot on here range up to and including ten inches in diameter," said Matt Newhouse of J and M Displays.
"Where shells of similar types that compliment each other can be lifted from one time from multiple locations. I find a lot of satisfaction in hearing the crowd's reaction at the end of the display," Newhouse said.
A little advice, if you don't already have a spot staked out for Sunday, give yourself plenty of time to get down to the lake and consider carpooling or public transportation.