LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County is home to numerous fireworks shows during the Fourth of July holiday, many of which dazzle the skies over Clear Lake, illuminating the water’s surface.
The following is a sampling of fireworks shows and festivals.
For a complete listing, call the Lake County Visitor Information Center at 800-525-3743.
City of Clearlake Independence Day Festivities, Clearlake
Saturday, June 30
A lively parade (from Redbud Park to Austin Park), street fair, musicians, a car show, arts and crafts, food, a worm race competition, and children’s activities all beginning at 11 a.m. complement the evening fireworks show over Clear Lake at dusk. Admission is free. Information: 707-994-9752.
Maxine Sherman Memorial Fireworks Show, Clearlake Oaks
Wednesday, July 4
For a spectacular show, the best viewing area for the Maxine Sherman Memorial Fireworks display is on the water, anchored east of Rattlesnake Island, where the fireworks twinkle overhead and reflect off the waters of Clear Lake. From the shore, Clearlake Oaks Beach on Island Drive is a great spot. Show begins at dusk. Admission is free. Information: 707-998-9563, www.clearlakeoaks.org .
Lakeport Independence Day Festivities, Lakeport
Wednesday, July 4
An all-day street fair with music, arts and crafts, food, and beverages. The day begins with a cardboard/duct tape boat race and ends with fireworks over Clear Lake. Sponsored by the Lakeport Main Street Association and the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Library Park, between First and Third Streets. Festivities begin at 7:00 a.m. Admission is free. Information: 707-263-5092, www.lakecochamber.com .
Lakeport Speedway Auto Races & Fireworks Show, Lakeport
Saturday, July 7
A colorful fireworks show, sponsored by Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino follows a fun filled evening of auto racing. Admission ranges from $5 (students) to $12 (adults 18 and over) per person. Gates open at 4 p.m., racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks to follow conclusion of racing. 401 Martin St., Lakeport. Information: 707-279-9577, www.lakeportspeedway.com .