Cupertino cancels July 4th fireworks because of drought

Fireworks still planned in Livermore, Pleasanton Fairgrounds

Cupertino city officials announced Wednesday that they have canceled a Fourth of July fireworks show this year due to concerns

surrounding the state drought.

At this time, the fireworks shows planned in Livermore and at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton are still scheduled to celebrate Independence Day.

The annual show in Cupertino was scheduled to be held at the Cupertino High School fields, but the Fremont Union High School District is "reluctantly denying" the city's request to use the site because hosting the display would require spraying more than 100,000 gallons of water, city officials said.

The fields need to be watered "to prevent damage to the facility," according to the city officials.

The city was unable to find another site to launch the fireworks, city officials said.

There will be other events scheduled for the July 4 holiday including a morning flag-raising ceremony and children's parade at Memorial Park.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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Posted by joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm

good decision on cupertino's part. i'd like to see the annual fireworks sale in Dublin cancelled this year as well.

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