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4th of July Fireworks Show

City of Torrance announces the return of

4th of July Fireworks Show

July 4, 2016 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center

**UPDATE: As of June 30, tickets are NO LONGER available for the Toyota Sports Complex. All tickets have been distributed. 

Seating will be available at Toyota Sports Complex (Gates open at 7 p.m.) and the Los Angeles County Courthouse Parking Lot (Maple Avenue, north of Torrance Blvd.)

Tickets (free) will be required for the Toyota Sports Complex viewing area. 

 

Click here for map of Civic Center area, parking and viewing areas for this event.

 

Torrance CitiCABLE will broadcast the show live on Time Warner Cable Channel 3, Frontier FiOS Channel 31, over the air on KNET 25.2 and online.


ROAD CLOSURES

4th of July Fireworks Show Road Closures beginning at 5 p.m.

Maple Avenue between Torrance Boulevard to California Street

Civic Center Drive between Madrona Avenue to Maple Avenue

Maricopa Street at Feldbar Avenue, Fonthill Avenue , Kornblum Avenue, Teri Avenue,  Cranbrook Avenue, and Hickory Avenue may experience impacts.

Please plan accordingly.

Toyota Sports Complex Information: (Gates will open at 7 p.m. and will close 30 minutes after the show ends.)
Prohibited items include:
 Food  Aluminum cans  Sharp objects
 Gum  Tobacco Products  Folding chairs with straight legs
 Candy  Fireworks  Motor vehicles
 Sunflower seeds  Open Flames  Bicycles
 Drinks  Tailgating  Scooters
 Liquids  Barbecuing  Stakes, spikes other pointed material for anchoring
 Alcohol  Catering  
 Glass containers  EZ Ups  

Ticket Information
Viewing Areas will be available on a first come first served basis, or free tickets are available for the Toyota Sports Complex.

**UPDATE: As of June 30, tickets are NO LONGER available for the Toyota Sports Complex. All tickets have been distributed. 

Schedule
Toyota Sports Complex gates open at 7 p.m. The entire city is invited to come and watch the fireworks show, which begins at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes. It will feature a patriotic sound track and more than 1,000 shells!

** UPDATED Fireworks Plot Plan Civic Center

Civic Center Map


Additional Resources
Background

For nearly 30 years the City of Torrance hosted an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration that culminated in a fireworks show. Since 2011, the City had to forego the celebration due to the economy. 2 years ago staff explored options to bring a fireworks show back at a reduced cost.

We've received your emails. We've listened to your requests.

We are happy to announce that in 2016, the beloved fireworks show will make its return in Torrance!

The City Council has approved a July 4th Fireworks Show to take place on Monday, July 4th, 2016. Staff has recommended the Civic Center as the safest,  cost effective, and secure location for the community to view a fireworks show. The internal Civic Center Parking Lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however the surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show. In addition, the Toyota Sports Complex and a portion of the Courthouse Parking Lot will be open for public viewing.

Staff has estimated a cost not to exceed $75,000 for the 2016 fireworks display.

COUNCIL ITEM:

Community Services - Consider a July 4th Fireworks Show in the Torrance Civic Center. Expenditure: $75,000.
Recommendation of the Community Services Director that City Council consider a 4th of July Fireworks Show to be held on July 4, 2016, in the Torrance Civic Center in an amount not to exceed $75,000, and appropriate $75,000 from unallocated capital funds.

STAFF REPORT

SUPPLEMENTAL