LANCASTER – In honor of Independence Day, the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale will host a joint Fourth of July fireworks celebration at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4. The show is expected to last about five hours. It will showcase free entertainment, the Rural Olympic Games, and a fireworks display.
A limited number of grandstand seating tickets will be available. Visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/july4 for a list of locations and events where tickets will be distributed. Seating outside of the grandstand arena is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own chairs and blankets to ensure you have a seat. Parking information may be found here.
“The city of Lancaster is excited to partner with the City of Palmdale to put on a celebratory event for our entire region,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Our community has been eager to take advantage of the warm weather and summer activities, so there is no better way to honor our great country and City than to gather as a community for this fireworks extravaganza.”
“This collaboration between our Cities is going to create what will be one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks shows this Valley has ever seen,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “With this display of pyrotechnical power and color filling the skies, there is absolutely no need and no excuse for anyone to waste their time and money on illegal fireworks that pose a threat to life and property.”
The use, possession, sale, and transportation of all types of fireworks are illegal in Lancaster and any of the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. In Palmdale, “Safe and Sane” fireworks are only allowed in designated areas. For a map of designated areas, visit www.cityofpalmdale.org. All other fireworks are illegal. To report illegal fireworks in Palmdale, call 661-267-5234. To report illegal fireworks in Lancaster, call the non-emergency number at the Lancaster Sheriff Station at 661-948-8466, or the Los Angeles County Fire Department at 888-654-3473.
[Information via news release from the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.]