Sacramento to celebrate Independence Day with magnificent fireworks show

Sacramento to celebrate Independence Day with magnificent fireworks show

More than 15,000 people are expected to watch Cal Expo's Fourth of July fireworks show, which will mark the 239th anniversary of the Unites States' Declaration of Independence.

The highly anticipated Fourth of July pyrotechnic show is the biggest show both in the Central Valley and Sacramento region. Cal Expo has been organizing the magnificent fireworks show in celebration of the nation's Independence Day for the last two decades.

Cal Expo's Marketing Director Jennifer L. Castleberry revealed how fireworks will light up the sky. Castleberry said as many as 4,500 shells of aerial and low level fireworks would be set off to light the sky for around half an hour of music-accompanied pyrotechnic combinations.

Speaking about the fireworks show, Castleberry recalled, "Last year was my first year at Cal Expo involved in the fireworks display and I have to say, it was probably one of the best that I've seen, ever."

Castleberry added that Cal Expo's Project Manager Paul Gillingham worked in collaboration with pyrotechnic provider J&M Displays to select music and fireworks.

Planned festivities for this year have been planned and arranged by Cal Expo in collaboration with CBS Radio, and the City and County of Sacramento. The process began several months in advance with drafting of contracts. The budget for the fireworks show has been estimated at around $80,000.

Admission is free but limited reserved seats will cost $10. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with family activities, food and live music. The magnificent fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.

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