This is the fourth year fireworks marked by the state fire marshal as safe and sane will be sold in Tracy city limits. Other fireworks — including any that explode or shoot off the ground — are still illegal.
Legal fireworks can be purchased from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
Fireworks can be set off between noon and 10 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and between noon and midnight on the Fourth.
Nine nonprofits, chosen by lottery, are selling fireworks this year at the following locations:
• Bread of Life, 2513 N. Tracy Blvd.
• Grace Baptist Church, 430 W. 11th St.
• Kiona Foundation Inc., 2994 W. Grant Line Road
• Knights of Columbus, 875 S. Tracy Blvd.
• Scoop Ministries Inc., 2005 N. Tracy Blvd.
• Sow a Seed Foundation, 3010 W. Grant Line Road
• South Side Community Organization, 1900 W. Grant Line Road
• Tracy City Center Association, 1122 W. 11th St.
• Traina Parents Club, 1801 W. 11th St.
All fireworks are illegal in Mountain House, Banta and other unincorporated areas of San Joaquin County.
• Contact Glenn Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-4252.
Fourth of July events in Tracy
• 6 AM: Hot-air balloon launch from Lincoln Park, East Street and Eaton Avenue;
Tracy Breakfast Lions Club begins pancake breakfast service
• 10 AM: Fourth of July Parade begins at the Downtown Plaza, Sixth Street and Central Avenue, and proceeds north on Central to Lincoln Park
• 11:30 AM: Opening ceremonies officiated by Mayor Brent Ives, Lincoln Park;
Carnival with games, rides for children and food open until 8 p.m.
• 3-5 PM: Musical performance by Blue-A-Fuse, Lincoln Park
• 6-8 PM: Musical performance by Fast Times, Lincoln Park
• 9:30 PM: Fireworks show, free viewing at Lincoln Park; tickets $2-$4 at Wayne Schneider Stadium at Tracy High School, gates open at 8 p.m.