DUBLIN, CA — Annual Independence Day sales of safe and sane fireworks begin June 28 in Dublin. But due to coronavirus concerns, this year's usage is limited to single-family homes, according to city officials.
In years past, Dublin typically opened three or four city parks on July 4th from morning to night for residents to picnic then stay to set off their fireworks.
"This was changed due to COVID-19," said city spokesperson Shari Jackman.
Fireworks sales, key fundraisers for local non-profits, will run from 12 p.m. June 28 through 12 p.m. July 5 at more than a dozen booths throughout town. Buyers can use the fireworks — on their private property in Dublin — any time during that timeframe, Jackman said. Residents who live within homeowners associations are advised to check to ensure such fireworks are allowed, she said.
Fireworks are not permitted at schools, businesses or such multi-family complexes as apartments, condominium or townhome neighborhoods, Jackman added.
Participating civic, school and sports organizations in this year's booth sales include the Dublin United Soccer League, Rotary Club of Dublin, Dublin High School Irish Guard Music Boosters and Dublin Gaels Athletic Boosters.
In keeping with social-distancing mandates, sellers must adhere to current public-health requirements with those working in booths, and those waiting to purchase fireworks, must maintain a six-foot distance from each other.
Follow this link for 2020 booth locations and sponsoring non-profit groups.
Go here to review the city's safety-reminder video for legal safe and sane use.