Spokane celebrates early 4th of July

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Fourth of July is just about here but the celebrations have already gotten started in Spokane.

At Riverfront Park, hundreds of people celebrated Independence Day a day early.

"It's kind of like everyone gets amped up for Christmas Eve, the 4th of July is tomorrow so we are having some of our eve festivities," Ty Reisenauer said.

The celebration included live music, swing dancing and fireworks. The city said they are able to put on two fireworks shows because of the event sponsors that pay for the cost.

"It happens to be my favorite holiday. I love the United States and I believe celebrating anything United States oriented is good," Reisenauer added.

In the sea of lawn chairs at the Lilac Bowl was Amanda Darr and her sons who were dressed in red, white and blue.

"It's fun to recognize our Independence Day more than one day a year and come out and enjoy the Northwest," Darr said.

The 4th of July celebrations get started in Riverfront Park Wednesday at 11 a.m. The fireworks go off at 10 p.m.