Rainy and chilly weather in Valdez for the 4th of July celebration. Folks turned out in force, anyway. It was a big production. Live music, free food, fireworks, and I especially liked this enormous fire for making smores. Quite a party! It never really was adequately dark for fireworks, but they shot off a big show, regardless. I personally considered it a great waste of fireworks (as about as dark as in the pictures shown here.