LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

If you want to get the best view of the fireworks from Riverside Park, you're already too late.

People started claiming their spots when the park opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

Tarps, folding chairs and many other ways to mark territory are scattered along the river.

For some, like the Denson family of La Crosse, it's a 20-plus year tradition that started with bringing their kids to the fireworks.

"I think the tradition is continued, because their children are coming down now when they're available," said Dave Denson.

The La Crosse Skyrockers' Fireworks Extravaganza is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Friday night.