San Bernardino County Cities With Fireworks Displays

Cities in San Bernardino County that will move forward with their displays include Apple Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Twentynine Palms, and Victorville.

June 29, 2020
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As the Fourth of July approaches, many cities have cancelled or postponed their city-sponsored fireworks shows this year due to concerns over the growing spread of coronavirus, but not all of them.

Cities in San Bernardino County that will move forward with their displays include Apple Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Twentynine Palms, and Victorville, although without "public gatherings." Chino, Fontana, Ontario, Redlands, Rialto, Yucca Valley, and Yucaipa have elected to forgo fireworks this year. 

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"Safe and sane" fireworks are only allowed in San Bernardino County in Adelanto, Chino, Colton, Needles, and Rialto, along with specific locations in Fontana, Grand Terrace, and San Bernardino. The county encourages you to contact your local fire department for more info and to find out if they're permitted in your area. Elsewhere, including all unincorporated areas, fireworks are illegal. Any fireworks that explode, shoot into the air, or move along the ground are illegal. 

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With San Bernardino County facing a dangerous fire season, fire and law enforcement agencies are increasing their vigilance and conducting operations to stop illegal fireworks. Fines for the first offense can run up to $1,250 with the possibility of arrest, and property owners may be cited if they allow fireworks to be possessed, stored, or used on their property. 

“Residents play an important role in our fireworks investigations," noted County Fire Marshal Mike Horton in a press release. "If you see something, say something. Call the authorities or WeTip hotline at 1-800-47-ARSON to anonymously report illegal fireworks."

You can report illegal fireworks online here, or by calling the WeTip hotline at 800-47-ARSON. Be sure to note the date, time, and specific location of the alleged activity, along with any photos and videos of incidents. 

Update: On July 1st, the City of Big Bear and the Arrowhead Lake Association announced that they would postpone their fireworks displays. An earlier version of this article indicated that Big Bear's and Lake Arrowhead's fireworks would go forward as planned. You are encouraged to visit your city's social media sites for updates on fireworks displays.