2023 Fourth of July Events

Friday, June 30th

CELEBRATE AMERICA–REEDLEY  Enjoy vendors, live music, shopping, and fireworks from 5–9 p.m. Fireworks will be over downtown at dusk. 11th Street, Downtown, Reedley. 638-3548

Saturday, July 1st

FIREWORK SHOW & CELEBRATION–LOS BANOS  This all day event will feature food, music, entertainment, and fireworks. Henry Miller Plaza, H Street between 5th and 6th, Los Banos. 209-710-9022

FREEDOM FEST–PORTERVILLE  This festival showcases a spray zone, local food, and fireworks! Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk. $20 per car. Porterville Sports Complex, 2701 W. Scranton Avenue, Porterville. 791-7695

SHAVER LAKE FIREWORKS SHOW  Enjoy this tradition of family fun at the lake with the boat parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Shaver Lake. 841-3350

Monday, July 3rd

FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA–KERMAN  Enjoy a family fun zone with waterslides, food trucks, vendors, music, and fireworks! 5–10 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Tickets: $2–$6. Kerman High School, Football Stadium, 205 S. First Street, Kerman. 846-6343

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION  Families will enjoy food, drinks, vendors, baseball, fireworks, and more at this fun celebration. Free entry. 6 p.m. Granite Park, 3950 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno. 477-2977

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION–DINUBA  Families will enjoy food, games, entertainment, and fireworks starting at 5 p.m. at this free event. Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. Ridge Creek Golf Course, 3018 Ridge Creek Drive, Dinuba. 591-5940

KINGSBURG INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION  Old fashioned All-American patriotic celebration with fireworks, food, and fun! 6–9:30 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets! Tickets: $5, free for kids 3 and under. Kingsburg High School, 1900 18th Avenue, Kingsburg. 897-1111

SELMA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION  Food booths, children’s activities, entertainment, and more! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. No outside food. Bring your lawn chairs. Tickets: $2–$5. Parking $3. Selma High School, 3125 Wright Street, Selma. 891-2237

WOODLAKE JULY 3RD BLAST  Join for kids play, food vendors, and a patriotic show starting at 6 p.m. Contact the Woodlake Kiwanis for more information. Woodlake City Park, N. Magnolia Street and W. Lakeview Avenue, Woodlake. 308-0632

Tuesday, July 4th

4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR–SANGER  Live music, food, family fun, and fireworks at dusk! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. 5:30–9:30 p.m. Contact the Sanger Chamber for tickets $3 per person. Sanger High School, 1045 Bethel Avenue, Sanger. 875-4575

ATWATER 4TH OF JULY  Entertainment, food, and fun! The day kicks off with the parade at 9 a.m. in Downtown, the festival runs through 4 p.m. at Ralston Park, and the concert and fireworks show is from 6–10 p.m. at the Castle Commerce Center, parking is $15 per car. Atwater. 209-355-4912

BASS LAKE FIREWORKS & BOAT PARADE  Light up the sky with the annual, free fireworks show at Bass Lake. Boat parade at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9 p.m., but arrive early to claim a spot on the beach or in the water. Bass Lake. 642-3676

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW–FOWLER  Enjoy crafts, food, live music, a kids zone, and more! No outside food or drinks. Bring your lawn chair to watch this spectacular show. Free entry. Kids zone access $10–$15. Gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Fowler High School, 701 E. Main Street, Fowler. 834-3113

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR–MADERA  Enjoy games, live music, food trucks, and fireworks! Free admission. Fun begins at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. Madera District Fairgrounds, 1850 Cleveland Avenue, Madera. 673-1010

FREEDOM FEST 2023–CLOVIS  Don’t miss the biggest patriotic party in the Valley! Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5. Clovis High School, Lamonica Stadium, 1055 Fowler Avenue, Clovis. 355-2280

FRESNO GRIZZLIES  Take the whole family out to the ball game and watch your Fresno Grizzlies up at bat against the San Jose Giants at 6:35 p.m. Tickets: $13–$67. Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare Street, Fresno. 320‑TIXS

FRESNO’S FIRST EVER FIREWORKS SHOW  The City of Fresno invites you to a free fireworks show with food trucks, refreshments, and community resources available. Capacity is limited. First come first served basis. Free admission. 6 p.m.–9 p.m. McLane High School Stadium, 2727 N. Cedar, Fresno. 248-5100

VISALIA RAWHIDES  Take the whole family out to the ball game and watch your Visalia Rawhide up at bat against the Lake Elsinore Storm at 7 p.m. Tickets: $13 and up. Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings Street, Visalia. 732-4433

Other Ways to Celebrate

If your local Fireworks Shows has been canceled this year, that doesn’t mean you and the family can’t celebrate!

Check out the following articles for ways you can celebrate at home. And make sure to stay connected with your local Parks and Recreation Department for any updates that they may have on public shows.

7 Explosive Independence Day Traditions

Fourth of July Flower Pot

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Skewers

Fourth of July Pops

Patriotic Candles

Fourth of July Windsock

Fireworks Safety

“Bombs bursting in air” is an Independence Day tradition, but unfortunately, many family festivities are ruined when someone becomes seriously injured. It’s estimated that 9,600 people were treated for firework-related injuries in 2004, and a majority of the injuries from the legal “consumer” or family-type fireworks involved misuse rather than malfunction. However, illegal fireworks continue to be a serious problem. Over the past 10 years, 30–33 percent of the injuries associated with fireworks have typically been caused by illegal explosives or homemade fireworks such as M-80s, M-100s, and blockbusters—these are not fireworks, but rather federally banned explosives! To help you celebrate safely this Fourth of July, the National Council on Fireworks Safety offers the following tips:

  • Always read and follow label directions.

  • Have an adult present.

  • Buy from reliable sellers and stay away from illegal explosives.

  • Use outdoors only and always have water handy, like a garden hose and a bucket.

  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks.

  • Light only one firework at a time.

  • Never re-light a “dud” firework. Wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.

  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.

  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can.

  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.

  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

  • Always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.

Make sure to go over the rules with everyone who is present—even the younger kids. Talk to older kids about leading by example for the younger ones.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!