Elk Grove salutes July Fourth with big fireworks show

06/28/2013 12:00 AM

07/04/2013 12:22 AM

Elk Grove will hold its annual Salute to the Red, White and Blue fireworks show at Elk Grove Regional Park on the Fourth of July.

City officials advise motorists that the event will result in several street closures and detours in the evening.

Festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an opening ceremony, followed by live music provided by Innersoul, a Latin and R&B band. The fireworks show will light up the city's southeastern skies from the Kloss Softball Complex beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Those attending the event are encouraged to bring chairs, a blanket and a picnic dinner. Food also will be available from on-site vendors.

Admission is free and parking is $10 per vehicle. Gates open at 7 a.m. Motorists should enter Elk Grove Regional Park from entrances on Elk Grove-Florin Road.

Alcohol, personal fireworks and pets, except for service animals, are prohibited, according to a city news release. The dog park and disc golf course in the park will be closed during the Fourth of July festivities.

Special transit service to the park will be provided by e-tran beginning at 3 p.m. The city will offer free service to the park every 15 minutes on the Red and Blue line. The routes will run continuously until 9 p.m., then resume at the conclusion of the event. Service will end by 11:30 p.m.

Event transit routes and information are available online at www.elkgrovecity.org/rwb and www.e-tran.org.

Vehicle traffic will not be allowed to enter Elk Grove Park after 9 p.m. because of the fireworks show.

Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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