Like so many other events and celebrations cancelled this year, 4th of July 2020 in Fresno will look much different with COVID-19.
With public health guidelines for social distancing and restrictions on large public gatherings of more than 10 people still in effect, most if not all of the Central Valley’s fireworks shows have been cancelled. (If you know of one still happening, please let us know about it!)
It’s not the same as experiencing the show in person surrounded by hundreds of your friends and neighbors, but here are some televised and streaming options for you to enjoy fireworks displays:
If running, jogging, or even walking in races is your thing, check out these virtual racing events scheduled for the 4th of July:
Public festivities may be cancelled or moved to a virtual format, but you can still celebrate Independence Day and have fun with your family and friends … keeping it safe by following public health guidelines for social distancing and limiting gatherings to under 10 people.
Parks and campgrounds are open (some with occupancy restrictions to comply with public health guidelines).
Celebrations at private homes, backyards, and neighborhoods should be limited to 10 people or less and/or follow social distancing recommendations.
And while public fireworks displays have been cancelled, it looks like sales of “Safe and Sane” fireworks are moving forward. Stands are set to open for business on June 28. To be considered Safe and Sane, the item must have the State of California Fire Marshal (SFM) seal. Fireworks without this seal are considered illegal.
However you choose to celebrate, make your 4th of July 2020 in Fresno memorable, safe, and fun!