Photos: Crowds enjoy annual Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show

The Fourth of July kicked off with a bang on Sunday, as crowds gathered for the annual Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show in Long Beach.

Here are some of our best photos of the action.

Crowds cheer as the Sea Funk Brass Band plays along the Peninsula before the Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Crowds watch the fireworks show from the Peninsula at the Big Bang on the Bay in in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Fireworks light up a paddle board along the shore of the Peninsula in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Families watch as fireworks light up Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Gondolas and boats float near the Peninsula for prime viewing of the Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Families gather on lawn chairs to watch the fireworks show hosted by the Boathouse on the Bay in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

A boat cruises along Alamitos Bay decorated in patriotic colors in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Woman poses against the sunset before watching the Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

A man throws a football back to shore before the Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show begins in Alamitos Bay on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Airplanes put on a show above Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

A couple poses along the Peninsula in patriotic colors in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

A couple looks up to catch the air show before the Big Bang on the Bay fireworks show in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Friends play a game of paddle ball as they await the fireworks show over Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

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Sarahi Apaez is a Long Beach Post contributor who centers her reporting skills on photographs and videos. When she’s not focusing her lens, she’s focusing her balance as she bombs down the boulevards of Long Beach’s streets on her roller skates.
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