[Posted on Jul 11, 2018 | 418 views]
Capacity crowds filled Mathews High School grounds and more people gathered from miles around last Wednesday night to watch the 21st annual Mathews Fireworks Celebration. The Mathews July 4 fireworks show has developed a reputation as one of the best in the region. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Before the fireworks begin during the Mathews Annual Fireworks Celebration, there are family-friendly activities such as a parade and entertainment, and there is always food. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Children enjoy riding on one of the many floats that took part in the annual fireworks celebration in Mathews County on July 4. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Celebrating the 4th is always more fun with an Uncle Sam hat and a huge pair of star-shaped glasses. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Jeannie Elliott, right, of the Mathews Fireworks Committee, sells raffle tickets for one of the many prizes that were raffled off during the Mathews Fireworks Celebration on July 4. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Mathews residents Tom Karow and Cheryl Dale, from left, welcomed their fellow reenactor Ben during the Mathews Fireworks Celebration. The Karows appeared in the Judy Ward musical Crickets on a Hill as part of Revolutionary Week in Mathews. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Bubbles are a given at any 4th of July celebration--they're a great companion for the fireworks. Photo by Charlie Koenig
The fireworks at this year's Mathews Fireworks Celebration were spectacular, as always. Photo by Charlie Koenig

{image_1} Crowds at capacity for fireworks show

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