Lakeport, Calif – The City of Lakeport is encouraging everyone to enjoy a safe Independence Day holiday weekend. Please be advised that the Lakeport Fire Protection District and the Lakeport Police Department will have a dedicated illegal fireworks enforcement team working in the city to seize illegal fireworks and arrest or cite violators. Fire danger is expected to be very high; we will have zero tolerance for the use of any illegal fireworks.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lakeport cancelled its large professional fireworks display in order to protect the health and safety of residents. Normally this display would be viewed from City lakefront land including Library Park, the old Natural High School grounds and the adjacent Dutch Harbor.
Lakefront parkland will remain open for public use on Independence Day. However, we are asking that visitors practice social distancing and wear masks as directed by the county and state health orders. As we have learned over the past five days, COVID-19 cases are increasing in Lake County.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all public areas including the parks in the City of Lakeport.
Safe and sane fireworks sales in Lakeport will start on Wednesday, July 1 and continue through Saturday, July 4. Safe and sane fireworks can only be legally possessed and used within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Lakeport, except for all of our parklands where they are and have always been illegal.
The City of Lakeport is unable to set up any safe and sane fireworks discharge area as it has in past years during the community celebration and professional fireworks display.
Please contact the Lakeport Police Department with questions or concerns, (707) 263-5491.