Yucaipa’s Fourth of July fireworks display is expected to be one of the most spectacular in years, according to event planners.
“The show is going to be the best firework shows in our entire area,” said Lions Club Event Chairman J.R. Allgower. “I guarantee this year’s show is going to be good and I hope everyone has a great one.”
The Yucaipa Valley Lions Club is working in conjunction with the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District and the city of Yucaipa to put on the event. Gates open at 2 p.m.
The show will feature the national anthem and presentation at the main stage. DaBand Rocks will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to wear red, white and blue, as there will be a patriotic garb contest, complete with prizes.
The event will be held at Yucaipa High School, 33000 Yucaipa Blvd. Parking for the event is $5 per car. Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints volunteers will man the parking lots. There will be no parking at the former Rosie’s parking lot, adjacent to the high school. Parking restrictions will be in effect and all illegally parked vehicles are subject to tow.
Guests are allowed to bring in chairs, blankets, easy-up awnings and umbrellas. All umbrellas and easy-ups must come down at 8:30 p.m. Ice chests and food are also allowed.
July 4th road closures on Chapman Heights Road, from 10th Street to Sand Canyon Road, and 13th Street at Chapman Heights Road, will be in effect from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Yucaipa Fire Chief Grant Malinoski said, “Fireworks are not allowed in the city of Yucaipa. California sees twice as many fires start on the Fourth of July and thousands of people are injured, especially children. What seems like a fun time could have a disastrous outcome. Leave the fireworks to the professionals and go enjoy a sponsored display such as the fantastic show at Yucaipa High.”