A Fourth of July fireworks show is returning to the Port of Redwood City this year for the first time since 2009, city officials announced Tuesday.
The fireworks will cap off a day of Fourth of July celebrations, including a parade in downtown Redwood City sponsored by the Peninsula Celebration Association that will be themed "Salute to Agriculture."
The pyrotechnic display, which was suspended for two years due to cost concerns, is being brought to the community through a variety of private sponsorships, including Sims Metal Management, Lyngso, CEMEX, Cargill, Recology San Mateo County, One Marina-New Redwood City Housing, the Pete and Paula Uccelli Foundation, an anonymous donor and the Port of Redwood City.
Starting at about 9:15 p.m., the fireworks will be visible from downtown Redwood City, on high-ground viewing points throughout the area, and anywhere west of U.S. Highway 101 with a clear view of skies above the port.
The port will provide a public viewing area along its waterfront off of Seaport Court, though limited parking will be available and vehicle traffic will be restricted once spaces are filled, officials said.
Alcohol will not be permitted at the port, and personal fireworks are not legal in Redwood City.
More information about the celebrations can be found online at www.parade.org.
-- Bay City News