RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A cluster of Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades
and other celebrations are scheduled today throughout Riverside County in
honor of America’s 246th birthday.
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 Avenue. The celebration will continue at 2 p.m. outside the Civic
Center Amphitheater, where a “Family FunFest” is planned, complete with rock
bands, a beer garden and kids’ activities. Fireworks are scheduled after
At 10 a.m., Temecula’s “Star Spangled Parade” will feature 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 at Ronald Reagan Sports Park after dark.
In addition to the above venues, fireworks shows are planned at the
following locations, beginning at 9 p.m.:
— Banning, Nicolet Middle School, 101 E. Nicolet St.;
— Beaumont, Stewart Park, Ninth Street and Orange Avenue;
— Blythe, Colorado River Fairgrounds, 591 N. Olive Blvd.;
— Canyon Lake, Holiday Harbor, 22-200 Canyon Club Drive;
— Lake Elsinore, Summerly Park, 18505 Malaga Road;
— Palm Desert, Civic Center Park, Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue;
— Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road;
— Rancho Mirage, Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive;
— Riverside, Ryan Bonaminio Park, 5000 Tequesquite Ave.;
— Riverside, La Sierra Park, 5215 La Sierra Ave.; and
— Temecula, Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway.
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.
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” fireworks, certified by the state fire marshal, can be
sold to the public.
The devices are mostly pyrotechnics that don’t explode or fly,
including sparklers, ground spinners, fountains, snappers and caps.
Supervisors last year in response to an outbreak of blazes in 2020, fines for
illegally storing, transporting or setting off fireworks can range from $1,000
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.
People can report illegal fireworks via the sheriff’s non-emergency
enforcement line, 1-800-950-2444, or at
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