INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers across the state celebrated the 4th of July Friday, and in Indianapolis more than 50,000 people gathered to do the same and watch the "Freedom Blast" fireworks display.
An added bonus for the evening? Unseasonably cool weather that kept the day enjoyable.
"I put on a full face of makeup," said attendee Valerie Stone. "If the weather was extremely hot, I'd be melting on my white dress. I call this the First Lady outfit. It's Independence Day, and I wanted to feel special."
Kirstin Grayson came down from Fishers with her 6-year-old daughter to enjoy the festivities.
"I love the community feel of it," Grayson said. "The fireworks are always spectacular. It's a fun way to spend the 4th. I like coming down here."
Police said there were no major issues at the Freedom Blast this year, though they did make several arrests in the surrounding areas for things like fighting.
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