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UNDATED (WKZO) -- There were fireworks shows of every shape and size Friday night in West Michigan, but the big ones were the best attended.

There was a bit of a chill in the air as the sunset, and area fireworks shows sent chills thru the crowds as West Michigan celebrated the nation’s birthday with a bang.

In Battle Creek, at the Field of Flight it’s all choreographed to music and computerized for maximum effect.

Its more of a traditional show in Portage and it was just nice to have the fireworks back in Kalamazoo after several years without shows. They lit off the show after last night’s Growlers 7 to 4 loss to the Lakeshore Chinooks.

There were thousands of smaller backyard fireworks displays ranging from snakes and sparklers to shows costing hundreds.

If you missed the fireworks shows last night because you had to work or were too busy lighting your own fireworks and you still want to see how the pros do it, there are several shows in the area planned for Saturday.

They will be the grand finale for extended events in their communities.

150 to 200-thousand people are expected to turn out for the show in downtown Grand Rapids, concluding their Celebration on the Grand.

The Field of Flight event in Battle Creek had their traditional fireworks show last night, but tonight they plan a balloon allume, which is its own kind of light show, and then a night-time air show which involves lights and fireworks.

Bangor is having a three day celebration, and will light their fireworks at dusk this evening.

And Shelbyville in Allegan County will launch their fireworks over Gun Lake just after sunset this evening.