No fireworks for Lompoc on July 4; community parade and picnic | Local News

July 4 in Lompoc will not include a community fireworks display this year, as fireworks have deemed Ryon Park an unviable location to hold such a spectacle, according to city officials.

Lompoc Parks & Recreation will host an Independence Day Picnic at the park which will feature live entertainment by The Fossils, food trucks and children’s activities. The daytime event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 4, following a community bike parade.

The Patriotic Bike Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust St., and end at Ryon Park in time for the picnic. All activities are free and open to the public.

In the evening, those wishing to hold their own safe and healthy fireworks block party on their authorized gated street should submit an application to Lompoc Parks & Recreation by Thursday.

For more information or to apply, contact the department at 805-875-8100.

A list of city-approved vendors from which to purchase so-called safe and healthy fireworks will be announced.

Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.

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