A safe and professional aerial fireworks show will take place at three locations across Lakewood on Friday, July 2 for 15 minutes starting at 8:45 p.m.
The city is sponsoring this show in place of the fireworks show that accompanies the Civic Center Block Party, which had to be canceled again this year due to COVID health precautions for large gatherings. (The Block Party requires several months of advance planning, and a decision on it was required well before the new state reopening guidelines were known. It’s hoped the Block Party will return in 2022!)
The city has chosen three locations for the July 2 show so that as many Lakewood residents as possible will be able to view it from their front yards or near their homes.
The locations will be:
- Holmes Elementary School in western Lakewood
- Lakewood High School in central Lakewood
- Artesia High School in eastern Lakewood
Public safety personnel will prevent people from congregating at those locations. Instead, please try to see the fireworks from your yard or neighborhood or a location a safe distance from a fireworks site.
People and owners of pets who can become agitated by explosions report that there is a big difference between a short, scheduled professional fireworks show that they can plan and prepare for (like this July 2nd show) vs. the unexpected sounds of illegal skyrockets and firecrackers in their neighborhood exploding all through the day and night.
The City of Lakewood encourages residents to enjoy this safe and professional fireworks show on July 2nd and enjoy “safe and sane” fireworks on July 4, during the legal hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. “Safe and sane” fireworks are sold by Lakewood community groups and are approved by the California State Fire Marshal. They do not explode or go into the air, and their sound does not travel far.