Fireworks in Iowa City are usually a disappointment. But this year is the exception. I am not sure if the Jaycees were making up for the flood problems this year. Perhaps it was the combination of the Jazz Festival and the fireworks both being downtown at the Old Capitol for breathtaking views. Perhaps it was the friends. I am not sure but it was a fun day and the fireworks were great. They seemed to be longer than ever and they had new ones I have never seen! It was a little on the loud side but we were inside the quad where we could not see everything but it was definitely quieter for the kids.