Did you hear that? All those loud booms and bangs coming from downtown Rockford this afternoon? I have the answer to your question!

This afternoon between 11:30 a.m. and noon there were plenty loud booms and bangs coming from downtown Rockford.

If you weren't aware of what was scheduled to happen today, you probably had quite the rude awakening.

Or if you live in the downtown area, you may get home from work to see a fecal surprise from your loving animal that was scared half to death while you were gone.

Today, according to WTVO, the loud sounds you heard were actually fireworks.

This year's 4th of July firework show may be at a different site this year, which is located at the 700 block of South Main. Officials were testing the area this afternoon. There were smoke bombs used to conduct the test.