Whether you plan on watching fireworks this Fourth of July at home or away, the Antelope Valley has a place for you.
Red, white and BOOM! at Clear Channel Stadium
If you are in the mood for some baseball between local rivals and a night of fireworks, the Lancaster Jethawks has a night for you. The Jethawks will be playing Bakersfield Blaze at Clear Channel Stadium starting 7 p.m., on Wednesday, July 3. The game ends with a fireworks display. Tickets range from $7 to $12.
For more information, call 661-726-5400.
All-American 4th of July at Lancaster Cemetery
Want to enjoy old fashioned pancakes and participate in a patriotic parade? The Friends of Lancaster Cemetery is hosting an early morning breakfast fundraiser at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, featuring pancakes and fruit toppings, served with juice and coffee.
Decorate your own wagon, bicycle, or buggy, join in on a children’s patriotic parade or listen to historical speeches and sing along to familiar tunes at this morning event. The breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. View more information here.
Fireworks Extravaganza at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
The AV Fairgrounds is offering entertainment, food, professional bull riding, and a fireworks extravaganza.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with live music, food and shopping. The professional bull riding competition kicks off at 7 p.m. with ticketed grandstand seats ranging from $5 to $20. The fireworks extravaganza starts at 9 p.m. with free fireworks viewing areas located outside of the grandstands. The event concludes with an after party dance featuring Jacob Nelson and the Tone Wranglers. View more information here.
Enjoy “Safe and Sane” fun at home.
For Palmdale residents who chose to celebrate with fireworks at home, remember to only purchase fireworks that display the “Safe and Sane” California State Fire Marshal emblem.
View a list of nonprofit organizations approved to sell “Safe and Sane” fireworks this holiday here.
The use of “Safe and Sane” fireworks or any other type of fireworks in Lancaster is prohibited, and offenders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, according to local law enforcement.
The Palmdale city council encourages residents to purchase legal fireworks only, and stay clear of items that explode in the air or move around on the ground. Illegal fireworks include bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, helicopters, palomitas, cherry bombs, M-100, M-80, and sky rockets.
To ensure that the fireworks being purchased are legal, look for the “Safe and Sane” emblem (view it here). The city of Palmdale has developed an interactive map that allows residents to enter their address to see if they live in a ‘no fireworks zone’ area where “Safe and Sane” fireworks are not allowed. Access the interactive map here.View the “No Fireworks Zone” maps here and here.
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