City of San Clemente 4th of July Fireworks Show
City hosts fireworks show at the San Clemente PierCity of San Clemente will host its annual Independence Day celebration for the community featuring a spectacular fireworks display at 9 p.m. from the Municipal Pier. The fireworks show will last approximately 20 minutes in length. To prepare for this activity, the City would like to inform the public of a series of anticipated changes to traffic, trolley routes, and other pertinent reminders.
To help facilitate a safe Fourth of July Celebration, the City would like to remind visitors and residents of policies and regulations regarding the use of public space during this exciting holiday event. Be reminded, that overnight camping on the beach or at Parque Del Mar is prohibited. The San Clemente Municipal Code (SCMC) prohibits overnight camping in parks and on the beach; accessing the beach between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. is prohibited. Those in violation of the ordinance can be cited and may be asked to remove all belongings. Roping or blocking off portions of the beach for private use is not permitted. Unattended property left on the beach is not the responsibility of the City.
Beach users are reminded that smoking and the consumption of alcohol is prohibited on all City beaches and park sites. Members of the public are also reminded that SCMC states that no person shall take off, land, or operate an unmanned aircraft or ?drone? over any City-permitted events open to the public unless granted written or electronic permission by the City. Dogs are not permitted on the coastal beach trail on July 4th. Additionally, per SCMC 12.32.130, e-bikes are prohibited on the beach trail and beach at all times, this includes walking, pushing, or riding regardless of if the battery is actively being operated/utilized. Those in violation of these ordinances may be cited accordingly.All ocean access, including swimming, surfing, and wading, will be closed 1,000 feet in both directions from the pier from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The purpose is to protect people from the dangers of fireworks fallout. The show risks delays or cancellation if the public does not comply with the closure. The municipal beach and pier will be closed to the public immediately after the fireworks display until the morning of Tuesday, July 5th.
When leaving the beach, people are asked to take their trash with them. Any trash and litter remaining on the beach will end up polluting the ocean. Also, the City of San Clemente has ordinances prohibiting any fireworks, including Safe & Sane fireworks within City limits, and ordinances prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach and pier. San Clemente Police Services will strictly enforce these ordinances.