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Fourth of July Parades, Fireworks Shows Planned Countywide Friday

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Issue 27, Volume 18.
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RIVERSIDE - Parades and fireworks celebrating America's 238th birthday are planned throughout Riverside County on Friday.

Independence Day parades will be held in Temecula, Corona, Moreno Valley, and San Jacinto.

Temecula's "Star-Spangled Parade" will begin at 10 a.m. on Old Town Front Street at Second Street. Those expected to take part include the Temecula Valley Mounted Posse, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, the Riverside County Fire Department and Boy Scouts of America.

The Corona "Main Street U.S.A Parade" will begin at 10 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, winding up at Olive and Main streets around noon.

Moreno Valley's "Saluting Our Patriots of Liberty Parade" will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Alessandro Boulevard and Frederick Street. The celebration will continue at 1 p.m. in Morrison Park, at Dracaea Avenue and Morrison Street, where a "Family FunFest" is planned.

San Jacinto's annual "Fourth of July Community Parade" will start at 9 a.m. at Midway Street and San Jacinto Avenue, with tractors, classic cars, motorcyclists and members from each military branch participating. The procession will travel seven blocks, with a finale at Valley Wide Regional Park.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, fireworks shows will be held at the following locations:

-- Beaumont, Stewart Park, Ninth Street and Orange Avenue;

-- Blythe, Colorado River Fairgrounds, 591 N. Olive Blvd.;

-- Canyon Lake, Skipper's Island, 22-200 Canyon Club Drive;

-- Corona, Santana Park, 598 Santana Way;

-- Lake Elsinore, off the levee, Lakeshore Drive;

-- Moreno Valley, Morrison Park, Dracaea Avenue and Morrison Street;

-- Palm Desert, Civic Center Park, Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue;

-- Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road;

-- Riverside, Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery, 14th and Pine streets;

-- Riverside, La Sierra Park, 5215 La Sierra Ave.;

-- Riverside, Mt. Rubidoux Park, 4706 Mt. Rubidoux St.;

-- San Jacinto, Valley Wide Park, 901 W. Esplanade Ave.; and

-- Temecula, Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road.

In Riverside County, private parties are prohibited from using fireworks except in Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs and Indio, where so-called "safe and sane" fireworks can be sold to the public.

The devices, which must meet state fire marshal certification, are mostly pyrotechnics that do not explode or fly, including sparklers, ground spinners, fountains, snappers and caps. Municipalities can authorize fireworks demonstrations, and the county grants permits for fireworks shows in the unincorporated areas.

Under county Ordinance 858, fines for illegally storing, transporting or setting off fireworks can range from $500 to $1,000. A violation is a misdemeanor.

According to county fire officials, any person triggering a brush fire because of the illegal use of fireworks will be held responsible for all suppression costs.



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