July 4 Fireworks
Torrance, Calif., June 28, 2018 – The privately organized fireworks show from the barge off the coast off Torrance Beach and Redondo Beach will not take place due to public safety staffing constraints. The City of Torrance and the City of Redondo Beach have shared concerns over the adverse impacts this privately organized show would have on public safety resources. The event organizer would like to approach any future such event as a regional collaboration and Torrance intends to participate in those discussions. The safety of our residents and visitors is our priority.
The City of Torrance is pleased to announce that a Fourth of July fireworks show will return to the City on Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. The 20-minute show will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells being fired.
There will be street closures in the area beginning at 5 p.m., including:
- Maple Avenue between Torrance Boulevard and California Street
- Civic Center Drive between Madrona Avenue and Maple Avenue
- Maricopa Street at Maple Avenue
- Felbar Avenue, Fonthill Avenue, Kornblum Avenue, Teri Avenue, Cranbrook Avenue, and Hickory Avenue will be open to residents only.
The public is invited to come and watch the spectacular show. Tickets are free, but required to enter the viewing areas at the Toyota Sports Complex at 555 Maple Avenue. For questions or more information on the City of Torrance’s fireworks show, please contact the Community Services Department at (310) 618-2930. Details including a map of the Civic Center, road closures, parking, viewing areas, and items that are prohibited at the Toyota Sports Complex can be found online at TorranceCA.Gov/Fireworks.
Torrance CitiCABLE will broadcast the show live on Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier FiOS Channel 31, over the air on KNET 25.2 and online at TorranceCA.Gov/Cable.
In anticipation of the holiday, the City of Torrance is also reminding everyone that within the City of Torrance, it is against the law to possess, store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, give, furnish, use, or explode any fireworks, including those fireworks defined in the California Health and Safety Code as safe and sane fireworks. The City asks that people attending the show be mindful and respectful of residents and businesses in the area, and to obey all traffic laws. The City wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day Celebration.