Independence Day fireworks planned on Las Positas College campus

Foundation for Livermore Area Parks & Recreation District sponsoring celebration

The Livermore Area Parks & Recreation District Foundation is sponsoring a return of fireworks in that city this year, with the celebration starting at 4 p.m. at Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore.

Live music will be provided by the Humming Birdz with their high octane blues and American Idol Contestant Jason "Wolf" Hamlin. The emcee for the event will be 101.7 FM KKIQ Radio Personality and Funny Girl, Faith Alphers

Food trucks and other food vendors will be there along with children's games and rides. Wine and beer will be available.

"We have amazing fireworks eyeglasses which will make the fireworks appear bigger and better than they already are," added Wendy Weathers, LARPD Foundation chairwoman for the event.

The eyeglasses will be available for a donation of $3 each or two pair for $5.

The fireworks display will be simulcast to music provided by 101.7 FM KKIQ.

The gates open to the fireworks show will open at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Advance tickets are available at or can be purchased for $25 per car at the gate. Those waking in will be charged $5. Wheels bus service on Route 12 will be available.

The fireworks event is also being sponsored by Flora Tech Landscape Management.


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Posted by William Teller
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

Good bless the good people of Livermore for showing some patriotism and a sense of civic pride, when most cities are scrapping their fireworks shows altogether.

It's too bad Pleasanton no longer has a fireworks display - I heard they cancelled it because of gang related shootings that happened during the fireworks show. Just another example of the urban thuggery in the East Bay ruining things for good upstanding, Tri-Valley citizens

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Posted by Randy
a resident of Mission Park
on Jun 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Yes its nice to know they were able to get some major funding for the event! Its too bad they moved the locution, as it will cause a lot of confusion for people that don't get the message or read it carefully.

Oh speaking of reading carefully Mr Teller you may have missed that Pleasanton, well its always been the Fair people, are doing three shows of fireworks this year rather than the one they usually do. This way with Livermore doing theirs you get 4 shows to see in the try-valley area!

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Posted by Cloudy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Except Randy, there was such thick cloud cover at that moement, I could not see them last week !! I was on the phone with a friend in
another part of town who was watching them just fine !! I don't think that's ever happened in all the years I've been watching from 'my spot'.

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Posted by Livermore Fireworks
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Got July 4th tickets?
Only a couple of days left for free shipping. $20 per vehicle. $25 the day of the event at the gate.
Web Link

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Posted by Jane
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:47 am

$25 to watch fireworks?? I think that is a mistake. I will be interested to hear how many people go, I'll guess not many.

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Posted by steven
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:54 am

[Post removed. Doesn't make sense.]

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Posted by Wronsutton
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

The "shooting incident" occurred 14 years ago. The COUNTY fireworks at the Alameda County Fairgrounds are missed by many Pleasanton residents who watched from all over the city. The "good" that came out of that incident and subsequent inability to get insurance for keeping the fair open at night on July 4th is that volunteers have, for 14 straight years with the event this year, a community based, old-fashioned picnic July 4, themed as Celebrating freedom and it's Evolution Since the Revolution, noon to 1:30, with over 60 minutes of music from our Pleasanton Community Concert Band, directed by Bob Williams. Lions and Raley will serve up grill-cooked hotdogs this year. A drink and a dog for $1. See you at Lions-Wayside Park across from the California Small Business of the Year, Meadowlark Dairy.

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Posted by Pete
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Urban Thuggery in Pleasanton ? LOL Yea, there's a lot of that going on here in our little white Hamlet.. In my 23 years of living here, those idiots that shot their guns at the fair was the only thing close to "Urban Thuggery" i've seen.. Our P.D. does a pretty good job of keeping our city safe, that day 14 years ago was just an unfortunate exception, we probably should have had metal detectors even back then, we just got complacent about our safety here. "So we Adapt and Overcome" We still live in Disneyland.. William your absolutely right though, Livermore has always put 4th of July celebrations at the top for all Tri Valley folks.. Even though it's not that much, it does bug me that they are charging for the fireworks.. Last year San Ramon put on a great Free picnic and fireworks... I guess a sign that things are NOT improving..

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