Fireworks in Santa Clara 2020

The Summer months bring hotter and drier conditions and with it increased fire danger. It is important to follow safety precautions during the summer season especially during outdoor barbeques. If a recreational fire is used, it must be in a designated fire pit. No other open burning is allowed.

During the latter part of June, Fireworks may be sold according to state code. Fireworks are only allowed in designated zones. The City has a map on the website with areas where fire danger is a concern and fireworks are not allowed. Fireworks are only allowed to be used on designated dates.

2020 Fireworks Sales & Discharge Dates

Sales

Class “C” fireworks can be sold the following dates:

June 24 – July 25

December 29 – December 31

2 days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve

Discharge

Between the hours of 11 am and 11 pm except as noted:

July 2 – July 5

(July 4 hours extended to midnight)

December 31

(11am – 1 am January 1)

Chinese New Year’s Eve

(11am – 1am the following day)

If New Year’s Eve is on a Sunday and the county, municipality or metro township determines to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the prior Saturday December 30), then a person may discharge Class C common state approved explosives on that prior Saturday within the county municipality or metro township.

TIPS FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON FIREWORKS SAFETY

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them!
  • Always have water handy (a hose or buckets of water).
  • Only use fireworks as intended. DO NOT try to alter them or combine them.
  • Never re-light a “dud” firework (wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
  • Use common sense when using fireworks. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the fireworks. The person lighting the fireworks should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix! Have a “designated” person light fireworks.
  • Only persons over age 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
  • DO NOT ever use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives; they can kill! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.

In addition, when conditions make the risk of wildfire extremely high, many areas will not allow firework use of any kind. Check for local restrictions before lighting fireworks.