Video: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Returns

Bursts of brilliant fireworks lit up the Redwood City sky on Fourth of July.

For the first time since 2009, the to to delight families and residents of all ages.

The Peninsula Celebration Association--the hosts of the various July 4th events including -- were able to round up enough sponsors to fund the explosions of color.


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Zeke Mead July 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Thanks Ralph, I haven't seen any exact recognition of who paid for it, would have expected to see some credit given. Thanks for being part of putting that together.
SabrinaC July 06, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I was really glad to see the fireworks back this year! Thanks to all that made it happen. I am really curious what happened out on the barge at the beginning, though, is there any way to find out what went wrong and if anyone was hurt? The video clearly shows the misfire, then there was a long pause in the show.
Regina Kipp July 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Thanks Ralph, you are right about who financed the fireworks. The PCA payed for the fireworks all the years before, but I think people really don't know about that.
Reality Check July 06, 2012 at 11:18 PM
A misfire, eh? So that's what happened. We got pretty bored just a few minutes into the show and went home. Everything had seen up to that point was underwhelming and way too much time was passing between "shots" (like they were trying to stretch a short show into a long one) ... also, very low in the sky and seemingly too far away to hear+feel much of the whump (launch) & pow (detonation) sounds the big shells make (we were on the bridge over Redwood Creek next to Toys 'R Us). I guess we're spoiled and impatient (although we must have waited a good half hour for the show to start).
Reality Check July 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Anyone that keeps up with local news would have known that. All the free rags around town and online-only Patch talked about it.


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