Thousands celebrate 4th of July at Channelside, security raised

Posted at 12:19 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 00:19:42-04

Thousands of people celebrated the Fourth of July at Channelside Bay Plaza.

Organizers said about 10,000 families attended their event tonight at Channelside Bay Plaza. The event started at 6 p.m. and lasted 4 hours.

Families enjoyed music, entertainment, food, fun, and fireworks. 

Organizers said they did not have any issues Monday night. They expected a larger crowd than last year, which is why they adjusted their security plan and added more security.