FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Thousands of people headed to downtown Monday night to watch the Fort Wayne fireworks display and celebrate America’s 240th birthday.

The fireworks were launched from the roof of the Indiana Michigan Power building.

People got viewing seats all over downtown. The Allen County Courthouse lawn and Parkview Field were two of the most popular viewing areas.

Mary Ladig got to the courthouse lawn several hours early with her husband.

“We come here every year, the same spot,” she said. “We can see the fireworks pretty good. We can meet a lot of people down here.”

Emily Croy rode her bike to the TinCaps game to meet her friends. She said Parkview Field has a great view of the fireworks.

“This is an awesome spot,” she said. “The stadium is really great. There’s lots of places to sit. People are down here. It’s going to be a really good time.”

Crews from Melrose Pyrotechnics put on the show. It was a $40,000 production. They set off 5,000 effects in 22 minutes.

Lutheran Health Network and Old National Bank sponsored the fireworks display.