Where to Find Fireworks in Calaveras and More 4th of July Fun

Your Guide to Two Weeks of 4th of July Fun!

Here in Calaveras, we take Independence Day very seriously. That’s why we start our Independence Day celebrations early—in June to be exact. Read on to find all of the best parades and places to find fireworks in Calaveras and more 4th of July fun throughout the county in June and July.

⚠️Personal Use: Please remember that Calaveras County is a high fire risk zone. Possession or use of all brands and types of fireworks in the Calaveras County Ebbetts Pass Fire District is illegal. Leave firework displays to the professionals. Play safe, and have fun! ⚠️

Fireworks in Calaveras

Fireworks over New Hogan Lake | John Fernandez

Where to Find Fireworks in Calaveras County

Our Independence Day Fireworks happen early in Calaveras—in June to be exact. Looking for the best fireworks in Calaveras County? New Hogan Lake and Ironstone Vineyards put on the most popular shows in the region. Learn more about these fireworks shows (and other 4th of July fun throughout Calaveras County) below.

Local’s Tip: Make sure to come prepared with water and snacks and grab a seat early–these fireworks shows can fill up quickly!

  • Fireworks over New Hogan Lake – June 29th
    When: Saturday June 29th from dusk to 10pm
    Where:  New Hogan Lake near Valley Springs, CA I Explore Valley Springs tri-lakes area here.
    Cost: Free (unless you enter New Hogan Lake fee area).
    What: Fireworks over New Hogan Lake makes Independence Day celebrations even more magical. Here, you’ll gather on the shore or on a boat to enjoy beautiful fireworks overhead reflected in the lake. This event usually takes place on the Saturday closest to Independence Day and starts at dusk. It’s free to attend unless you enter a fee area of New Hogan Lake. Consider camping so you don’t have to leave after the fireworks are over.
    Learn more: View calendar of events listing here. 
  • Fireworks at Ironstone Vineyards – July 6th
    When: Saturday July 6th from 2pm to midnight; fireworks at dusk.
    Where: Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, CA. I Explore nearby Murphys, Angels Camp, Copperopolis and Arnold here.
    Cost: Adults $15, ages 6-12 $10.
    What: Live music, food, vendors, face painting, rock wall, fire jugglers, bounce house, fireworks at dusk.
    Learn more: (View calendar of events listing here.) 

Where to Use Your Own Fireworks in Calaveras County

Safe and legal public places to launch personal fireworks on the 4th: 

  • Angels Camp – Public Safe and Sane Fireworks Venue – July 4th from 6pm to 10pm
    Have fun while preventing wildfires in Angels Camp, CA. The City of Angels Camp Fire Department will be on hand from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bret Harte High School sports complex to ensure fire safety.  Please note, under onsite school policy, no smoking or alcohol is permitted at this location.
    More info: Find more details here.
  • Copperopolis – Public Safe and Sane Fireworks Venue – July 4th beginning at dusk
    Have fun while preventing wildfires in Copperopolis, CA. Beginning at  dusk, Copperopolis Fire Department hosts an annual safe and sane fireworks venue at 370 Main St. (across from the post office) in the Fire Department parking lot/helipad. While o alcohol is permitted, the public is invited to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
    More info: Find more details here.

⚠️Personal Use: Please remember that Calaveras County is a high fire risk zone. Possession or use of all brands and types of fireworks in the Calaveras County Ebbetts Pass Fire District is illegal. Leave firework displays to the professionals. Play safe, and have fun! ⚠️

Fireworks in Calaveras

Instagrammer @shandyw2 having fun with friends in downtown Murphys, CA.

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Fireworks in Calaveras

Mokelumne Hill Independence Day Parade I Courtesy of Instagrammer @edcasey.

Looking for places to cool off between the festivities? From lakes to rushing mountain streams to hidden swimming holes, we’ve got you covered. Click the link to learn more.

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