On a clear night, the stars and the moon quietly shine over the peaceful Ramona valley. But once a year, starbursts of another kind illuminate the sky, announcing Independence Day with a bang during a fireworks display presented by Ramona Rotary Club.
The program runs from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School, with the fireworks grand finale at 9 p.m. Face painting and a kids’ zone will keep the youngsters busy through the afternoon and evening, and food, treat and merchandise vendors will be on hand.
“We’ll also have a DJ and music,” added Rotary President Kim Lasley.
The tradition of exploding fireworks on the Fourth of July goes back to the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and has come to symbolize the many freedoms that Americans hold dear. The event brings families, friends and neighbors together for a common purpose. In that spirit of community, the Ramona Fourth of July fireworks show is a grassroots effort, made possible by donations of money and time by local individuals, businesses and groups.
Lasley invites the community to come together as they, “Light up the sky on the Fourth of July!”