The 25th annual Boomsday festival is in the books.
More than 400,000 people gathered at the waterfront in downtown Knoxville to watch the largest labor day fireworks show in the nation. Crews set off the fireworks from the railroad bridge west of the Henley Bridge.
The show lasted for twenty minutes, before onlookers got to see the show's trademark "fireworks waterfall" at its end.
"It's really fun and even though it's crowded, it's entertaining," said Boomsday attendee Kelly Boring.
A piece of Knoxville history also returned after a 2 year absence, as well. The switch was finally flipped to the historic JFG coffee sign, which is now located in a new location near the Kerbela Shrine on south Gay Street.
It has been out of service for some restorative work. Now, it is equipped with LED lights which will come on every evening.
"I think it's huge [and] very important," said Boomsday attendee Bonnie Kilgore. "I can remember as a little girl my dad working at TVA and seeing the sign growing up."
People started gathering near the waterfront for Boomsday much before the JFG sign returned to light up South Knoxville.
Starting around 1 p.m., visitors ate food, listened to free music and even watched live wrestling matches on Neyland Drive before the night's fireworks finale.
"It's the biggest fireworks display we know of and it's awesome," said Angie Harrison, who traveled from Williamsburg, Kentucky to see the festival.
Fireworks are expected to launch from the Henley Bridge in 2013. Organizers say they are already making plans for the 26th annual celebration.