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Ventura 4th of July Fireworks Show & Family Picnic at Ventura College 2017

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Ventura College Athletic Fields

4667 Telegraph Road

Ventura, CA 93003

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The 4th of July Fireworks Show returns to Ventura College!

The Ventura Rotary's 4th of July Fireworks Show & Family Picnic is a celebration of family, community and country! Spread across several acres of beautiful lawn at the Ventura College Athletic Fields, the event includes a spectacular fireworks show, live music, special guestes, food trucks, a Kids’ Fun Zone, and the friendliest hometown picnic in America!

Now in its 23rd year, the Ventura 4th of July Fireworks Show is presented by the Ventura Rotary Club, and 100% of the event net proceeds benefit community programs right here in Ventura!

Gates open at 5 pm. Fireworks show begins at approximately 9 pm. Pre-sale tickets and lowest-rate "Family Pack" ticket options are available here. At the gate (and here starting at 5pm on July 4th), tickets are "gate price" of $8 adult and $6 child (individual tickets only.) So buy in advance to save some dough! Children 3 years of age and under are always FREE.

You may bring picnic items, including blankets, soft folding chairs, small coolers and food. Small umbrellas are allowed, however pop-ups and large umbrellas are not allowed. Any form of camp stove or barbecue are not allowed. Please remember: No glass. No alcohol. No pets. All bags and coolers will be searched at entry. (See FAQ below for more details)

The Kids Zone will feature a Giant Slide and several inflatable attractions, plus a few bounce houses just for toddlers. There will be free organized games for children such as sack races and 3-legged races, however the Inflatable Attractions require a wristband available for $5. This year, you may opt to pre-purchase the Kids Zone inflatable ticket here on Eventbrite.

In addition to live music and special surpirses, you can enjoy a tasty bite from several Ventura- and LA-based food trucks and food vendors! From burgers to burritos to delicious BBQ and more, the food vendors will be serving up delectable main dishes and plus tasty sweets and desserts too!

The fireworks show is a custom designed “Sky Concert” from the California-based experts at Pyro Spectaculars! Much more than a prepackaged show shipped from China and accompanied by some music, this “Sky Concert” will feature over 3,000 firework effects finely choreographed to a contemporary musical score. It's a celebration of community told through song and firework effects. You can expect many “oos” and “ahs” and an up-close-and-person view to an incredible fireworks show – oops, we mean “Sky Concert”!

This year will be extra special thanks to the dedication of our volunteers and the critical support of event sponsors. The biggest of thanks goes to our presenting sponsor, Community Memorial Health System, which will once again be making children smile with free face painting and glowsticks at their booth (while supplies last). We also thank Hofer Properties, the Ventura Auto Center, Aera Energy, Ventura Water, CBC Federal Credit Union and Ventura Environmental Sustainablity for their sponsorship, which makes this event possible.

Get your Red, White and Blue spirit ready because this event is going to be a blast, Ventura-style!




FAQs {Frequently Asked Questions)

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You can bring a picnic, including food, coolers, drinks (in plastic or aluminum), blankets and soft folding chairs. Small umbrellas are allowed, however pop-ups and large umbrellas are not allowed. You can bring games and activities like hula hoops. You can bring your dancing shoes and positive attitude. Food trucks and vendors will be available. Barbecues and stoves are NOT allowed. NO glass. NO alcohol. NO pets. All bags will be inspected at entry.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

To send us a message, visit www.VenturaFireworks.com and use the "Contact Us" form on the bottom of the page, or drop a private message on our Facebook page, Facebook.com/VenturaFireworks

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, your ticket is good for admission for the holder of the ticket. IDs/names are not checked. Also, the "Family Packs" are good for the indicated number of admissions, however all persons MUST enter the gate together. (For example, if you arrive at the gate with a "Family 5 Pack" ticket, 5 persons may enter at that time.) Children ages 3 and under are FREE. There is NO re-admittance after exiting the event (No in-out privileges.)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must either bring your printed ticket or have the ticket's barcode displayed on your mobile phone or tablet. Admission tickets will be scanned at the entry gates. Please note, tickets pre-purchased for the KIDS ZONE Inflatable Attractions wristband will be scanned at the booth inside the Kids Zone.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds. All ticket sales are final.


Why do you charge an entry fee for this event?

This event is NOT funded by the City or the College, though Ventura College is a truly gracious and invaluable partner in working with us! It's a beautiful campus and we are so grateful to hold this community event here. The event is put on by a 100% volunteer staff spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Ventura. Tickets sales do NOT cover the hard costs of putting on the event (a first class fireworks show isn't cheap and, well, the port-a-potties don't magically appear and disappear by themselves!) So the event is really made possible by you and the sponors. Any net proceeds from the event go directly back into the community in the form of support for many charitable and community programs. For example, last year's fireworks show helped to support Ventura's Coats for Kids project, the Dictionary Project for every 3rd grader in Ventura, Phoenix Scholarships at Ventura College, the Boys & Girls Club, and Project Understanding's food pantry, among others. So please know that your ticket purchase not only makes the event possible, it also supports your community. Thank you!

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