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People popped fireworks at Saxet Lake Park and took in the live music and fireworks show during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Katelyn Dodds, 7, asks Sammy Wenske for a glowing wand from a cart during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Preston Ebel, 23 months, of Victoria, sits on his grandfather, Steven Stiles' lap to watch the fireworks during Thursday's Miller Lite Blastoff in honor of the Fourth of July at the Victoria Community Center. Stiles came from Dallas to watch the first show, which is the first Preston can remember, with his kids and grandson.

Published on July 4, 2013

Two Tons of Steel perform on the stage during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Gunner Hobbs, 12, of Tennessee, hold a smoke grenade while he and his uncle light off fireworks Thursday at Saxet Lake Park. Hobbs is visiting his uncle in Victoria for the summer so they came to the lake to light some fireworks before watching the city's show Thursday night.

Published on July 4, 2013

Alexaivier Ramirez, 7, left, and Janae Mathis, 6, center, look on as Benjamin Rodriguez, 12, figures out how to light a firework Thursday at Saxet Lake Park. The fire department was on hand at the park so people could light their own fireworks safely and legally. .

Published on July 4, 2013

Kylie Littlejohn, of Fort Worth, chases after bubbles blown by Jennifer Ramon, of Victoria, while waiting for the fireworks to begin Thursday at the Miller Lite Blastoff at the Victoria Community Center. Ramon said that she likes the change of venue back to the Victoria Community Center. "The flow of traffic is better and there is more room for the kids to do stuff like this," she said.

Published on July 4, 2013

Bethany Martinez and her son, Corey, 4, play with light up toys before the fireworks Thursday at the Miller Lite Blastoff at the Victoria Community Center. The show was moved back to the community center after being held at the Victoria Mall for several years.

Published on July 4, 2013

Justin Buchman kisses his daughter Addison, 23 months, as his family prepares food at their camper at the Victoria Community Center during the Miller Lite Blastoff on Thursday. The family made home-made ice cream and played washers before the main fireworks event.

Published on July 4, 2013

Joe Bratton, center, attempts to light a snake firework as his nephew, Gunner Hobbs, 12, left, and wife, Brandee, with dog, Hattee, watch Thursday at Saxet Lake Park. The family came to the park to light some of their own fireworks before watching the city's show Thursday night.

Published on July 4, 2013

Jasser Ortiz, 14, center, lights a firework as Janae Mathis, 6, left, and Benjamin Rodriguez, right, prepare to run Thursday at Saxet Lake Park. The fire department was on hand at the park so people could light their own fireworks safely and legally.

Published on July 4, 2013

Preston Ebel, 23 months, of Victoria, sits on his grandfather, Steven Stiles' lap to watch the fireworks during Thursday's Miller Lite Blastoff in honor of the Fourth of July at the Victoria Community Center. Stiles came from Dallas to watch the first show, which is the first Preston can remember, with his kids and grandson.

Published on July 4, 2013

Spectators enjoy the fireworks show during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Spectators enjoy the fireworks show during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Spectators enjoy the fireworks show during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Cassi Hencerling, left, and Adam Ybanez watch the fireworks show together during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Cassi Hencerling, left, and Adam Ybanez watch the fireworks show together during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013

Preston Ebel, 23 months, of Victoria, sits on his grandfather, Steven Stiles' lap to watch the fireworks during Thursday's Miller Lite Blastoff in honor of the Fourth of July at the Victoria Community Center. Stiles came from Dallas to watch the first show, which is the first Preston can remember, with his kids and grandson.

Published on July 4, 2013

Fireworks during the Miller Lite Blastoff Thursday at the Victoria Community Center.

Published on July 4, 2013