As a kid, I loved fireworks. I'd make my parents brave the traffic every New Year's Eve to see the downtown display and we'd trek across the nearby field to watch the event held every July at a nearby school.
But admittedly, my opinion has soured since then. I'm not against the big public events. They're great, but having a highly reactive dog in a neighborhood with a lot of people who use backyard fireworks has definitely made me dread fireworks-heavy holidays.