Independence Day celebration kicks off with Bremerton Bridge Blast July 1 | Slideshow

Bremerton Bridge Blast 2017

BREMERTON — The first Bremerton Bridge Blast blasted off Independence Day celebrations in Kitsap County on July 1, with a fireworks show consisting of 8,562 fireworks.

The event shut the Manette Bridge down all day Saturday, July 1, in order to set up the show, which was the main event of a day-long celebration consisting of live music, vendors, food and air shows. The fireworks show included unique displays, such as the waterfall effect off the side of the Manette Bridge.

The event was organized by John Miller with Boomtown Productions and Halo Fireworks. Other sponsors and departments that helped organized the event listed on the website include Rebekah’s Pointe, ClearView Venture Group, Brothers PowerSports, Bremerton Fire Department, City of Bremerton, Corliss Painting, KCB Environmental, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Miller Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Viking Fence and West Sound Abatement.

For more information about the Bremerton Bridge Blast, visit All photos by Michelle Beahm.

Michelle Beahm is the online editor for the Kitsap News Group. She can be reached at