Spotted at the 2013 Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival -- part of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival -- were lighting up the skies near the waterfront Saturday.

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The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival -- part of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival -- lit up the skies near the waterfront Saturday.
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The festival had paddleboard and dragon boat excursions throughout the day, and plenty of games and activities for children. At dusk, floating lanterns illuminated the water.
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Hundreds of people headed to the waterfront for live music, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
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Happy smiles despite the long lines of cars near the backed up waterfront.
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7th Street landing: fresh seafood and beer.
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And more beer...
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A soldier near the Very Cherry Marketplace in Kastles Stadium featuring artists and market vendors.
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The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble jazzed up the Kastles Stadium.
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Children coloring a koi fish. Later on that night, a lighted swimming koi was seen making an appearance in the river.
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Waiting for the fireworks to begin.
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The fireworks started around 8:30 p.m. near 800 Water Street.
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The folks on this boat had a better view than we did.
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Before the fireworks, the Nen Daiko Japanese Drummers performed near the waterfront.
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These ladies watched as the Grand Lantern was illuminated.
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Boats were decked out in Pink Palooza finery.
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Model boat making and Japanese-inspired balloon art were all along the wharf. After the fireworks, people came to eat the seafood, again.
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