Every year, fireworks are set off at my old high school. The school collapsed a few years ago, but the fields and track are still used by the community. Across the street from the old school is the recreation center for the entire town. They have a skate park, a playground (it's still fun to play on at my age), soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, a big, red caboose, an indoor pool, and basketball courts. On top of all that, they have a big lawn in front of it all.
This lawn fills with people from town to watch the fireworks. Instead of just having fireworks, there is a band, fairground food, and spontaneous games everywhere. I see people from all my years there as they come back to visit their own families who are still there.