The skies above Oak Bluffs will turn all manner of bright colors and shapes on Friday, August 16 at the annual Oak Bluffs fireworks.

For the faithful there is no substitute; for the uninitiated, welcome to the best fireworks display ever.

The show takes place in front of Ocean Park. Lawn chairs begin appearing early in the day to claim the best spots, but let’s face it: when the show is in the sky there are no bad seats.

Showtime is when darkness falls.