You can watch the stars come out Friday.

Twice.

Once when the sun sets and Mother Nature’s twinkles emerge in the night sky.

And again when Columbus Regional Health presents QMIX Musical Fireworks 27, “Star-Spangled Night,” at 10 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Airport.

Zambelli’s Fireworks of Pennsylvania reprises its role as the night’s Boomer in a far different vein than the Indiana Pacers’ noted mascot.

Brittany Gray, operations manager for QMIX 107.3 Radio and one of its on-air voices, can hardly wait to bring on the noise.

“As far as the actual fireworks go, the big booms are always what I like best,” Gray said.

“I like the idea of being able to feel those big noises deep in your chest.”

So let the thunder shake the heavens, providing it’s not of the inclement weather variety.

Oh — and let the portable radios boom as well as activities begin at 5:30 p.m. near Ivy Tech Community College on Central Avenue. On tap are games, face-painting for children, a Travis Easterling free magic show at 6 p.m., and plenty more.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.