There’s a plethora of 4th of July fireworks to choose from in and around Napa Valley. Personal fireworks of any kind are banned, however, everywhere in the county except St. Helena.
For those interested in spending the 4th in St. Helena, “safe and sane” state approved fireworks can be purchased at the city’s well-known fireworks stand on Highway 29. Revelers can find a variety of fireworks that will satisfy their Independence Day rush but don’t explode, move along the ground or travel through the air.
Local fire officials are especially concerned this year due to the ongoing drought and are urging residents to be even more cautious when lighting legal fireworks.
“Especially this time of year, in the throes of fire season with high temperatures and low humidity, people need to be careful,” said Darren Drake, Napa’s fire marshal. “A simple sparkler burns at 1,200 degrees. The heat is a fire risk and can be a safety risk for children. Most fire departments view all fireworks, safe and sane or illegal, as an increased fire risk.”
Here is a list of 4th of July celebrations in and around Napa Valley:
July 3 at Silverado Resort and Spa
Silverado Resort and Spa will be having a BBQ bash and fireworks on July 3. Bring your own chairs and enjoy a view of the fireworks when the sun sets along Atlas Peak Road, or purchase tickets to attend their big BBQ bash inside the resort and get your very own table for 10 including food, wine, and front row seats to the fireworks. Find more details at the resort’s July 3rd celebration website page.
July 4 in Calistoga
The Napa County Fair is running through the holiday and will be having fireworks on July 4th. There will be a parade in downtown Calistoga that starts at 11:00 a.m., fair gates open at 12:00 p.m. Fireworks will launch at dark (around 9:30 p.m.). Pricing is $20 general admission to the fair and $15 kids 12 & under. Find more details on the Visit Napa Valley website.
July 4th in St. Helena
Centered in the middle of town, the fireworks show will be launched from Crane Park. The show will be visible to revelers throughout St. Helena, with a view of the fireworks from their lawn. Find more details and purchase your tickets at the website of Long Meadow Ranch.
July 4th in American Canyon
American Canyon will be capping off the night after a day full of activities with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Community Park II is the prime location for viewing the fireworks.
July 4th in downtown Napa
The City of Napa is having a festival downtown on July 4th. The festivities being at 12:00 p.m. with food and beverage vendors and a children’s play area. There will be live music performances at the Veteran’s Park and the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Many local wineries, hotels, and restaurants will be having special events all over the valley for 4th of July fireworks in Napa Valley. Need more information? How about a celebration of just living in this beautiful part of California Wine Country? If you would like to live in Napa Valley, don’t hesitate to contact me at 707-738-4820, email [email protected] or keep abreast of listings of private estates, wineries or vineyards in Napa Valley or Sonoma via my website. Perhaps next year you can celebrate from the grounds of your own personal vineyard estate!