This weekend we get to celebrate our freedom and independence with family time and maybe some fireworks. This weekend's festivities are a great example of events that can bring people together in safe celebration.
Around our North State, you have a few options on seeing fireworks displays that are in safe and controlled environments. Reminder that no lighting of fireworks is allowed anywhere in Butte County except in the city limits of Oroville and Gridley. There are also a variety of costs and locations depending on how you like to watch the bright lights and your budget.
Hignell Rentals lists what fireworks are in our area every year and here are 2 locations in Butte County.
Fireworks in Chico
The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds & Speedway, the only place in Chico that sets off fireworks, will be setting them off after their scheduled races!
You do have to purchase tickets to watch the races and the fireworks. Here are the prices and times!
Adult Ticket: $18.00
Seniors 62+ Ticket: $18.00
Military (with ID) Ticket: $18.00
Juniors Ticket: $15.00
Kids 6-11 Ticket: FREE!
Kids 5 & Under: FREE!
Pit Gates Open: 3:00pm
Grandstand Gates Open: 5:00pm
Racing Starts: 6:00pm
Don't want to purchase tickets? Find a good spot in the Costco parking lot or in the parking lots of Barnes & Noble or Michael's!
Fireworks in Oroville (Not at Lake Oroville)
In the past, Oroville has given amazing fireworks shows over Lake Oroville, but last year they made the switch to shooting off at the airport and that is how they'll shoot them off this year as well.
Where: Oroville Municipal Airport
When: Sunday, July 4 - Fireworks start 30 minutes after sunset
Click here to learn where all the optimal viewing places are (they are circled in red)!
Note: Fireworks will NOT be visible over Lake Oroville!
Looking for other fireworks within the North State? Click here.
Will you be visiting family in Redding or Red Bluff? Read their full article to see what will be going on in those towns.
We do a lot of work around the community fixing up houses, distributing much needed food, and spreading the word about community resources for those who need them. Our Esplanade House certainly has some young residents who are looking forward to a fireworks display.
It's our mission to provide hope to people struggling with poverty to help them become more self-sustaining and that hope can take on many different forms. One of those is a night looking up at pretty fireworks surrounded by our community and remembering that our country still has a lot worth celebrating. We wish you a lovely 4th of July weekend and enjoy your inalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.