The personal use of fireworks is illegal. The City of Santa Clara also warns that they can be a concentrated contributor to pollution on our streets, waterways, and the general environment.
This year wow your family and friends with fun, safe, and sustainable ways to celebrate:
Host an outdoor movie night
Have a 4th of July themed dress-up day
Enjoy a picnic or fly a kite at your local park
Make a red, white, and blue snack spread
Plan an outdoor family game night
Have a backyard campout
Host an outdoor red, white, and blue DIY craft night
Celebrate with professional firework shows across the Bay Area or at California’s Great America
In a recent announcement, the Santa Clara County Fire Department warned residents that the danger of firework-caused fires is extreme.
“Vegetation is drought-stressed, dry, and primed to burn,” said Santa Clara County Acting Fire Chief Brian Glass. “It is absolutely critical that residents understand the extreme risk of fire at a time of the year when the weather is hot and vegetation is susceptible. We know that one spark can have disastrous consequences.”