July 2, 2018 – The Fourth of July means barbecues and fireworks. It may seem like harmless fun, but fireworks are explosives. Only professionals should handle them. Please remember that all fireworks, even Safe and Sane fireworks, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Nevada County, as well as within the city and town limits of Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee.

Between outdoor recreation activities and local parades or fireworks displays, there are plenty of ways to celebrate 4th of July safely. Here are a few family friendly activities for your holiday:

Celebrate at a 4th of July Parade

  • Downtown Nevada City at 11:00 a.m.
  • Downtown Truckee at 10:00 a.m.

Attend a fireworks display

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley at 9:30 p.m.
  • Donner Lake in Truckee at 9:30 p.m.

Find more information about these events on the Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee Chamber websites.

In addition to being fire safe while you’re celebrating, don’t forget to practice water and swimming safety too. Consider wearing a life jacket, avoid using alcohol around water, always keep an eye on children while around water, and be aware of your surroundings for slippery rocks and unsafe water currents.

As a reminder, all administrative County offices will be closed in observance for the 4th of July holiday. Public safety, Sheriff’s patrol services, and dispatch will resume as normal.

Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!