WESTPORT — For another festive year the Westport fireworks went off with a bang.

An estimated 12,000 people piled in to Compo Beach Monday night for the 2017 Independence Day Fireworks Fundraising Show, which was hosted by the Westport P.A.L., aiding a variety of its programs.

Families put out large circle of chairs and even ropes starting in early morning to reserve space. Music, food and lots of frolicking earmarked the enormous community event.