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Rules & Laws Regarding Fireworks
All fireworks are illegal in San José.
 

The City of San José fireworks ban applies to all types of fireworks.
Illegal fireworks not only include large bottle rockets, roman candles,
and firecrackers but also the popular ‘sparklers,’ usually reserved for
younger children.

Sparklers can reach over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. They account for
50 percent of fireworks-related injuries to children under the age of five
and 10 percent of fireworks-related injuries overall.

Holiday Safety
Nationally, there are twice the number of fires and thousands of injuries, particularly for children ages 5 - 14. Gather with family and friends, and enjoy one of the many professionally performed fireworks shows available locally. 

The City of San Jose Municipal Code 17.12.940
 
Sale and use of Fireworks:
Except where otherwise expressly provided in this Code, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks. (Including Sparklers and Safe and Sane Fireworks)

2016 Independence Day Celebrations 
Rotary Fireworks Show, Monday, July 4
Discovery Meadows, Downtown San José

Join the Rotary Club of San Jose in celebrating Independence Day at Discovery Meadow. The downtown event is sponsored by the Rotary Club with support from the City of San José, Santa Clara County, the Knight Foundation, Adobe Systems, Arcadia Development and Core Companies.

The Independence Day celebration attracts 80,000-90,000 people annually since its return in 2014.

July 4th Family Fun Festival and Fireworks Show, Monday, July 4
Almaden Lake Park

More details coming soon...

San Jose Giants Independence Day Celebration, Monday, July 4
Municipal Stadium, 588 East Alma Ave., San José 95112
San Jose Giants vs. Modesto Nuts

There's no better way to celebrate America than baseball and fireworks! Come out to the ballpark for the 4th of July! The players will be wearing special Stars & Stripes jerseys and caps for the game. The Independence Day Postgame Fireworks show is presented by Comcast and will take place following the game. For more details, visit the San Jose Giants website.

Related Documents
Fines are Going Up for Illegal Fireworks (City Manager's Weekly Report, 4/22/16)
San José Steps Up Efforts to Curb Illegal Fireworks in City Limits (news release, 4/13/16)