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How to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Pleasanton

Police ask those who are not attending the fireworks at the fair on 4th of July to avoid the area around the fairgrounds.

On July 4, the Alameda County Fair will be celebrating our country’s birthday with 
a fireworks show.

Related article: Alameda County Fair: Free Concerts, Advance Ticket Sale Discount, Fair Food 'SNACKDOWN'

This celebration is expected to bring a very large crowd, estimated to be in excess of 50,000 to the fairgrounds, as well as, the City of Pleasanton, specifically to the area around the fairgrounds and the south end of town.

With that large crowd coming to watch the fireworks it will mean that the roadways will be congested and driving in this area may be very slow. 

The Pleasanton police department would like to share some reminders... If you are able to avoid this area on the evening of July 4th, please do so.

If you come to town to enjoy the show:
  • There will be some streets that will be marked ‘no parking’. They are marked so for safety reasons; please respect the signs and find another place to park.
  • Please respect private property.
  • The State of California and the City of Pleasanton are currently in a severe drought. As such of the grass and other vegetation are very dry and present a serious fire hazard.  Please be very careful where you park your car. With the vegetation being so dry it will be very easy for the heat of a car 
  • engine or catalytic converter to cause a fire. 
  • Please consider all routes out of town when you are heading back home or towards the freeways. 
  • The City of Pleasanton prohibits the possession or discharge of any fireworks within the city limits. 
  • When the fireworks are being set off it is loud. Dogs are very sensitive to the loud noise. Read Fourth of July pet safety tips from Livermore Police: City Officials Issue Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips
Freeways can be accessed from Bernal Avenue, Hopyard Road and Sunol Blvd. 

Find out what streets will be closed due to the fireworks: Road Closures for Fourth of July Fireworks at the Alameda County Fairgrounds

Even 'Safe and Sane' fireworks can be very dangerous to people, animals and property. 

Related article: 
'Safe and Sane Fireworks' on Sale Soon in Dublin, Just Don't Bring Them to Pleasanton

This year these devices present even more of a danger with the severe dry conditions. The Pleasanton Police Department has a zero tolerance policy for these violations. fireworks and it can be very scary for them. Please be sure to have your dogs secured so they do not run away out of fear.

—Information submitted by Pleasanton Police

Are you planning on attending the fair fireworks this fourth of July? Tell us in the comments.

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