Roanoke celebrates Fourth of July holiday

POSTED: 11:34 PM EDT Jul 04, 2013    UPDATED: 10:37 AM EDT Jul 05, 2013 
River's Edge Fireworks 2013
ROANOKE, Va. -

What would the 4th be without fireworks?

Hundreds are braving the soggy weather to enjoy those Independence Day sparklers.

A little rain couldn't stop die hard 4th of July fans from celebrating Independence Day.

People of all ages braved the rain and wind to make the most out of the holiday.

Gates opened at 5pm and plenty of people came out to enjoy the free festivities.

There was a fireworks display that started about a half hour ago.

People we spoke to were glad they were able to see some grea fireworks despite the last few days of bad weather.