Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals This 4th Of July Weekend

As far as Shasta County is concerned, there’s no such thing as “Safe and Sane Fireworks”. Although they may be purchased legally just across the county line in Cottonwood, fireworks of any kind are illegal even to possess in Shasta County. Citations will be written even for simple possession. If fireworks are lit, the penalty is greater, and if fireworks cause damage, there may be criminal charges and the person responsible -or their parents- can be held liable for all costs, both for damages and for fire suppression. There are some very impressive professional shows, including:

— Redding’s Freedom Festival on the 4th at the Redding Civic Auditorium is one of the largest fireworks shows in California with more than 1700 shells, funded by the McConnell Foundation. Vendors will sell food and drinks starting at 6PM and live music includes “Journey’s Edge”. The Sundial Bridge closes at 9PM. No smoking, no alcohol, & no pets.

— Anderson Explodes Monday July 3rd – at the Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5PM. Fireworks show after country music concert by Chad Bushnell. No outside food or drinks & no pets.

— Red Bluff Rotary and Elks will have a fireworks show on the 4th. Fireworks will be launched from the Elks Lodge and best viewed from the River Park.

— Weaverville will have a fireworks display on Monday the 3rd at the Weaverville Elementary School field.

— Burney Basin Days has a lot of events this weekend, including a fireworks display Saturday night at the Burney High School football field. Check the Burney Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for details on other events.