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Thousands attend Dubuque air and fireworks show

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Dubuque knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July.

To kick things off for the two hour long airshow, the U.S. Army Golden Knights jumped from over 12,000 feet in the sky.

"Wonderful, it's just beautiful, (I) appreciate our military forces and what all they do for us and its amazing to see how they perform," said Marc Smith of Dubuque.

Organizers say this event takes a lot of prep work. "Well, starting tomorrow, we'll be planning next years show, so literally a years worth of planning," said Todd Dalsing, organizer.

Another eye catcher at the show was the Aerostar  Aerobatic team.

"I think it's really cool and my favorite was, the beginning before the parachute...before the guys parachuted...because the plane went faster than the speed of sound," said 8-year-old Sam Kennedy.

And of course, we can't forget about all the fireworks, over a couple thousand of them. "Well, we can't tell you what to expect, because then there wouldn't be anything to expect, we got some nice ring shells, hard shells, star shells. All the basic crowd pleasers," said George Egan, the technician.

Once started, the crowd was entertained by fireworks for over 40 minutes.

Organizers say over attendance 100,000 people were in attendance.

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