Fourth of July Shows
Perris Launching 1st Annual Fireworks Event on Saturday
RIVERSIDE – Getting into the Independence Day spirit, the City of Perris is encouraging residents to congregate at Morgan Park Saturday evening for the 1st Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration.
The festivities begin at 6pm with arts, crafts & food. A presentation of the 1962 youth baseball film, The Sandlot, will begin at dusk, followed by the fireworks show at 9 p.m.
And there will be plenty of other options throughout the long weekend ahead of America’s 247th birthday.
The city of Coachella is scheduled to host a fireworks spectacular after sundown in Bagdouma Park on July 1, while the city of Desert Hot Springs will hold a celebration after dark on the same date at Desert Hot Springs Middle School on Two Bunch Palms Trail.
On July 2, The Shops at Dos Lagos Mall in Corona will host musical entertainment, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond, followed by a fireworks show after sunset in the Dos Lagos Amphitheater, 2755 Lakeshore Drive.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio and the Jurupa Area Recreation & Park District will hold shows at 9 p.m. on July 3. The Jurupa Valley spectacular will be held in Vernola Family Park on Wineville Avenue.
On the Fourth of July, events are planned at a string of venues countywide.
Corona’s traditional “Main Street U.S.A Parade” will begin about 9 a.m. at Ontario and Main streets, featuring law enforcement units, fire engines, marching bands, military hardware and show animals. The procession will travel about a mile, concluding at Olive and Main streets around noon. A fireworks show is set for 9 p.m. in Santana Regional Park.
Moreno Valley’s Fourth of July Parade will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at Alessandro Boulevard and Frederick Street, concluding two hours later on Towngate Boulevard. The celebration will continue at 2 p.m. outside the Civic Center Amphitheater on Frederick Street, where a “Family FunFest” is planned, complete with rock bands, a beer garden and kids’ activities. Fireworks are scheduled after sunset.
At 10 a.m., Temecula’s “Star Spangled Parade” will proceed, featuring the Temecula Valley Mounted Posse, Veterans of Foreign Wars, members of the American Legion, the Riverside County Fire Department, the Boy Scouts of America and other organizations. The parade will run along Old Town Front Street. There will be pyrotechnics in Ronald Reagan Sports Park after dark.
In addition to the above venues, fireworks shows are scheduled at the following locations, beginning at 9 p.m. on July 4:
In 2020, all but one public Fourth of July fireworks celebration was canceled because of the coronavirus public health lockdowns. The celebrations returned on a scaled-down level in 2021 and were back in full swing last year.
In Riverside County, private parties are prohibited from using fireworks except in Blythe, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs and Indio, where so- called “safe and sane” devices, certified by the state fire marshal, can be sold to the public.
They’re mostly pyrotechnics that don’t explode or fly, including sparklers, ground spinners, fountains, snappers and caps.
Under county Ordinance 858, which was amended by the Board of Supervisors in response to an outbreak of blazes in 2020, fines for illegally storing, transporting or setting off fireworks can range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Any person who triggers a brush fire due to the illegal use of fireworks can be held responsible for all suppression costs. Under the revised ordinance, property owners also face liability.
In Riverside, people can report illegal fireworks by calling the city’s hotline at 951-826-5311. Elsewhere in Riverside County, reports are fielded via the sheriff’s non-emergency enforcement line, 1-800-950-2444, or at https://www.riversidesheriff.org/555/fireworks.
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