Fireworks stands within the City of Turlock are legally able to sell fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday until July 6.
Only “Safe and Sane” registered fireworks, which are approved by the State Fire Marshall, are legal in Turlock and the State of California. Approved fireworks can be purchased at authorized booths in Turlock.
In addition to using legal fireworks, the Turlock Fire Department recommends the following tips for a safe holiday:
- Always observe local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
- Use good common sense and always read and follow the directions on each firework before using it.
- Have a responsible adult present whenever fireworks are used.
- Never point or throw fireworks at anyone.
- Only use fireworks outdoors away from homes, dry grass or trees. Never use fireworks in an enclosed area.
- Light only one item at a time and keep a safe distance.
- Never experiment with, or alter a firework.
- Never carry fireworks in your pockets.
- Put used fireworks in a bucket of water and have a garden hose nearby to extinguish flames if necessary.
Another safe way to celebrate Fourth of July this year is at the fireworks show at California State University, Stanislaus. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. July 4, with fireworks beginning at sunset.
For the safety of everyone, guests may not bring fireworks to the event.
The annual Downtown Turlock Independence Day Parade and Street Faire will also be hosted the morning of July 4. The street faire will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.