Slideshow: July 4th Fireworks Over Elbow Beach

July 5, 2014

Skies along the South Shore of the island were lit up with fireworks last night as July 4th celebrations took place in the east and west. Crowds of people lined the Elbow Beach in Paget to watch the show and the east end was also treated to a display with fireworks over the Mid-Ocean Club area.

The fireworks marked U.S  Independence Day Рalso known as the Fourth of July Рa holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 Рa decision which granted the USA  independence from Great Britain.

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  1. Double 7 Single Niner says:

    Thanks to all the people for leaving their trash all over Elbow Beach last night. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Unacceptable behaviour. The police should have been there and arrested you all trash leavers for littering. None of you will ever be members of BBIRYC since you all insist on harming our marine environment.

    • Double D says:

      Police were there – busy writing parking tickets to all the fireworks watchers

  2. Local Yokle says:

    Fireworks were great. Too bad people left tons of trash all over the beach – beer bottles, wine bottles, bbq’s, clothes, food containers, et, etc….. Way to go people!

    • Moojun says:

      Agreed people need to be personally responsible, but let’s face it, this event should not be a surprise to the local authorities. Hint: Put on a huge skip/dumpster so that the two usual oil barrels don’t have to cope with 800 people’s effluence on this well-known night of partying. And, maybe, just maybe, we could lay on a 6am clean up crew just once a year to handle this ridiculously predictable (non)problem.

  3. HeyBye says:

    Tax payer on the hook to clean up after these idiots.
    What would it take to bring a trash bag along and pickup after themselves and take it home for trash pickup.
    Maybe beaches showed be closed to such events until further notice and maybe they will Learn.

    • Creamy says:

      Of course. Let’s start with closing the beaches for Cup Match.

  4. amazing grace says:

    Thanks, pigs, for embarrassing a fellow Ami ex-pat. We carried in and carried out, as all should do. Way to be the proud Americans whom I must claim to be a part of.

  5. Coffee says:

    Two Bermudas . Pick up yah trash before you leave you lot ; say’s Mamma from back o town . Leave the trash where you drop it ;say’s Mamma from Tucker’s Town .

    • Moojun says:

      And yet, nothing compares to the mound of plastic trash I cleaned up from Chaplain bay after personally witnessing 5 young Bermudian mothers spend the day with their young ones on the beach. plastic bottles, packaging from water toys and Styrofoam food containers… all neatly discarded behind a nearby rock. Classy.

      • Coffee says:

        Of the five , how many were born in Bermuda ?

    • Redo says:

      Hmm….wasn’t any trash left on the beach at Tucker’s Point or Mid Ocean Beach Clubs so maybe your snarky jealous comment was a bit off?

  6. Coffee says:

    The U.S. Consul is in no position to tell the world about Bermudas dirty little greaseball secret again , without of course mentioning the trash left on an otherwise pristine pink sand beach by privileged Americans celebrating July 4th in beautiful Bermuda .

    • Creamy says:

      I don’t suppose you’ve ever seen the filthy stinking trash left on and near beaches by the campers after Cup Match. Plastic, cans, food, tampons, bottles. Filthy.
      By the way, plenty of the people on Elbow were Bermudians. Of course that doesn’t fit in with your childish little narrative about everyone there ‘piviliged Americans from Tucker’s Town’.

  7. Kindley says:

    Who left the trash? American tourists or Bermuda residents enjoying the fireworks display?

  8. Da plumber says:

    Some day there will be an independent bermuda and we to will be able to celebrate our Independence Day with fire works then it will be our trash our clean up crew instead of someone else’s mess it will be all our OWN SOME DAY

    • Redo says:

      Good luck with that. Holding your breath are ya?

  9. micro says:

    Government should bill the event promoter for the cleanup – they really should be the ones cleaning the area after their event anyway.

    Idk why people still insist on holding large events at Elbow beach anyway, there’s no where to park at all.