The Bay Area celebrated Independence Day with a bevy of spectacular firework shows -- some of them legal, some of them on the sly. Here are a few of our favorites from 2013. Enjoy.

Illegal action in the Mission shot by rez1:

More glorious illegal Fourth of July fun at 25th & Harrison Streets in the Mission District, shot again by rez1:

The grand finale caught from the Marina Green by Greg Vidimsky:

YouTube user thedivine121 snapped the entire fireworks show from the Marina Green:

StephenBoBeffin captured the following illegal firework action in East Oakland:

Crucialcolin captured the fiery scene in at Cal Expo in Sacramento: