we are very lucky to live near the beach, and our beach has a playland, and the playland funds fireworks. nothing huge, but a small fireworks display every thursday night in the summer, right on the beach. that is pretty great. most summers several thursdays get canceled due to rainy weather, but this summer has been magical and treated us to fireworks every week but 2 i think. that is really good for new england weather. last night was this summer's firework finale. next tuesday school begins again. and that makes me sad for several reasons.