Fourth of July
2019 Fourth of July Celebrations
Monday, July 1st
FREEDOM FEST & COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY Families will enjoy this free event with food, games, giveaways, crafts, activities, water fun, live music, fireworks, and more! 6-9 p.m. Valley Dream Center, 1835 N. Winery Avenue, Fresno. 492-3324
Wednesday, July 3rd
3RD OF JULY FIREWORKS–TULARE Families are invited to this 54th annual show with food, entertainment, and more. Admission: $5. Kids 5 and under: Free. 6-10 p.m. Tulare County Fairgrounds, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Tulare. tularenoonkiwanis.org
FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT–KERMAN Entertainment, children’s activities, food and fireworks. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks after dusk. Tickets: $3-$6. Kerman High School Stadium, 205 S. First Street, Kerman. 846-6343
KINGSBURG’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Old fashioned All-American patriotic celebration with fireworks, food, and fun! 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $5. Kingsburg High School Bowl, 1900 18th Avenue. 897-1111
SELMA INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS Food booths, children’s activities, entertainment, and more! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. No outside food. Tickets: $2-$5. Parking $2. Staley Stadium at Selma High School, Selma. 891-2235
Thursday, July 4th
4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR–SANGER Live music, food, family fun, and fireworks at dusk! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $3 plus parking. Sanger High School Sports Fields, 1045 Bethel Avenue. Tickets: 875-4575
ATWATER 4TH OF JULY Entertainment, food, and fun! The day kicks off with the parade at 9 a.m. Ralston Park. Concert and fireworks at 6 p.m. at the Castle Air Base, parking is $10 per car. Atwater. 209-358-2260
FIREWORKS SHOW–BASS LAKE 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
FIREWORKS SHOW–EXETER The Exeter Lion’s Club presents the annual Fireworks Show at dusk for free at Exeter Lion’s Stadium, E. Rocky Hill Drive, Exeter. 592-2919
FOWLER’S FABULOUS 4TH OF JULY Food, entertainment, kids zone, and fireworks for the whole family. No outside food. Free admission. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Fowler High School Stadium, 701 E. Main Street. 834-5486
FREEDOM FEST–CLOVIS Don’t miss this amazing display of pyrotechnics, plus plenty of food and entertainment for all ages. Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission $5, Children 5 and under are Free. Lamonica Stadium at Clovis High School, Fowler and Barstow Avenues, Clovis. 299-0471
FRESNO GRIZZLIES Take the whole family out to the ball game and watch your Fresno Grizzlies up at bat against the Tacoma Rainiers at 6:35 p.m. Enjoy the fireworks after the show. Tickets: $10-$55. Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare Street, Fresno. 320‑TIXS
TACHI PALACE FIREWORKS CELEBRATION–LEMOORE Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy this celebration with live music, entertainment at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin after 9 p.m. Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, 17225 Jersey Avenue, Lemoore. 924-7751
Saturday, July 6th
CHOWCHILLA FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA Enjoy the food, festivities, and fireworks! Events include: Taco Truck Throw Down, Tractor Pull, and Firework Show. Gates open at 4 p.m. Free. Chowchilla Fairgrounds, Road 16 & Avenue 25. 665-8615
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
“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 fireworks-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, they’re 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 (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).
• If necessary, 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.
• The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body held over the firework.