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Fourth Of July Fireworks Show Will Return To Downtown Stockton


Stockton cancelled its Independence Day fireworks show in 2008.

After a seven-year absence, fireworks will light up the sky in Downtown Stockton for a 4th of July show for the public. The Stockton City council voted Tuesday night to join private donors to make it possible.

Now with the city out of bankruptcy and Stockton on a path to fiscal stability, the fireworks are coming back.

Mayor Anthony Silva found sponsors to raise $18,000 for an enhanced fireworks show with the Stockton Ports Baseball team.

And the council gave the go-ahead to add more than $13,000 to pay to cover the costs of police, fire, and staff. 

Silva says a veterans group will sell food to raise money to repair a damaged Vietnam War memorial downtown. 

"For this particular event if we can figure out how to get them the correct permits, raise that much needed money for their memorial monument, it would mean a lot to the city council," says Silva.  

The fireworks show is set for Weber Point  in Downtown Stockton July 4th.


Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio