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Celebrating a real hometown HB 4th

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: June 29, 2020


Local fireworks stand found throughout the city


HUNTINGTON BEACH...Huntington Beach will be celebrating our country's Independence Day a little different this year. The city is returning to its roots by having a real hometown celebration.

There will not be a massive 5K run this year with runners taking up all the available closeup parking. There will not be a pier festival or a two-hour long parade along Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street of some 200,000 visitors. There will not be chalk marking spaces or staking out spaces along Main Street that remain long after parade day or visitors tramping all over Main Street yards. There won't be litterbugs leaving trash behind or huge firework program in the evening at the pier.

This year residents can have their own family fireworks on their neighborhood streets in Huntington Beach. As long as they are the safe and same type approved by the state and sold at local firework stands.

This year too more residents are participating in the home decorating of the outside and yards contest. It also lets more families joining into the Fourth of July event from south to north and from east to west Huntington Beach including Sunset Beach area, where as in the past, everything was in just the downtown area.

There will also be a small caravan of officials traveling throughout our city from 8:30 a.m. to Noon on July 4th. So show your a good American if you see them and give a big wave to the group.

This Monday, June 29th. the firework stands will be open for sale of safe and sane fireworks, with the profits going back in our schools, clubs, organizations and businesses.

So lets make this Independence Day a truly hometown day even if we must put up with the coronavirus COVID-19, masks, protests, and rowdy parties, becaue its celebrating your country's birthday and we may never have a chance to have a real city-wide family hometown July 4th again.

Here are the regulations of using fireworks that include:

  • Safe and Sane Firework sales allowed on July 1, 2, and 3 from Noon - 10 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.

  • Discharge of Safe and Sane Fireworks is only allowed on July 4 from Noon - 10 p.m.

  • Fireworks MAY NOT be discharged:
    • On any beach, wetlands, or public parks
    • All areas on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway (e.g. Sunset Beach)
    • Within 10 ft of any residence, dwelling or other structure or oil wells
    • Public Property, including public streets, highways and other publicly owned property, buildings or facilities (except residential sidewalks, alleys, and streets)
    • Properties located in commercial and industrial/manufacturing districts
    • Within 300 ft of a fireworks stand or within 100 ft of a gas station/flammable liquids
    • See ordinance and resolution for additional regulations

  • Improper discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks or discharge of illegal fireworks is subject to a $500 citation

  • Residents may discharge fireworks on their residential street, however, to help keep Huntington Beach clean, please properly dispose of spent fireworks properly! Do not leave them in the streets.


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