You bought t-shirts and raffle tickets, donated on-line, mailed checks, put change in collection boxes at Livermore merchants and ate at or to help bring back the Livermore July 4th fireworks and community celebration. Now your help is needed to get the word out - is the place to be on July 4th, 2012.
Tell all your friends and family that the afternoon’s festivities include live music, food and beverage booths, and family fun and games. KKIQ Radio DJ, Faith Alpher will MC as you enjoy the sounds of Jason "Wolf" Hamlin, The Humming Birdz, and Rock on Tap prior to KKIQ radio’s (101.7 FM) choreographed musical backdrop for the firework display.
Gates for the July 4th festivities at open at 4 p.m. and there is ample parking available at the college's 3000 Campus Hill Drive, location. The entry fee for cars is $20 per carload in advance and $25 per carload at the gate. Advance parking tickets may be purchased by June 27 from the Livermore Fireworks website (www.LivermoreFireworks.org).
If you prefer to walk or take public transportation, the walk-in entry is $5 per person. From 4 to 8 p.m., Wheels buses will stop every 30 minutes along the Route 12 stops.
Four of those stops are adjacent to ample parking:
- the Downtown Livermore Transit Station
- Railroad Ave and L Street
- the Park and Ride on E. Airway Blvd. in Livermore
- the East Dublin-Pleasanton BART station
At the end of the evening’s festivities, buses will be staged at Las Positas College to shuttle people for return routes. Visit the Wheels website to view the complete route. Bus fees are $2 for youth and adults, $1 for seniors, and children under 6-years-of-age ride for free.
The July 4th fireworks are returning to Livermore after a one-year hiatus through the of the Livermore Fireworks Community Committee, the , and . FloraTech Landscape Management stepped up as a presenting sponsor; additional sponsors include Al Phillips (CA Assembly Candidate), Carl's Jr., Stu and Cindy Gary, Laureen Turner, Ayn Wieskamp, Linda Jeffery Sailors and a host of media sponsors. Even with the financial support of the sponsors and community contributions, the parking and entry fees will contribute significantly to covering the cost of the day's celebration. If you want the Independence Day fireworks to return next year, help make sure the parking lots and stadium at are full this year.