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Fireworks Are Only Illegal in Knox County in Theory

So this is the first time in several years that I have been in Knoxville for the 4th of July. This is also the first time in a few years that I haven’t been in Brazil for the 4th. Since my parents are up and I wasn’t sure what the weather was going to do, I just decided to stay home instead of meeting up with some friends at World’s Fair Park for the fireworks. We were treated with quite a display of local fireworks before the ones at World’s Fair Park began.

Unfortunately, pretty much every view around my house is going to involve powerlines. Here’s a sampling of what we could see. All the while, there were fireworks going off behind ya, and to both sides. This is one of those times a full frame camera with a fisheye lens could show just how many fireworks displays were going on at once. All this despite fireworks being illegal in Knox County. They say you can get a $50 fine if caught and a $200 fine if someone is harmed or if property is damaged. Since everybody is doing it, I would assume its too much for cops to go around fining people for shooting fireworks, so just make sure your safe and you should be fine.
Local Fireworks Display

This final picture just gives you an idea of what the fireworks display at World’s Fair Park looked like from my house. Not too bad, but if you really want to photograph them, you’re better off getting closer by going to World’s Fair Park.
World's Fair Park Fireworks Display

Here’s the rest of the pictures: Link

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