City of Concord California

News Release

June 28, 2017

Enjoy a safe July 4th holiday at family-friendly events in Concord

Bring the family to Todos Santos Plaza Tuesday for a series of Independence Day events which will include a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Police Officer's Association 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. and Concord's July 4th parade at 10 a.m. Festivities continue a few blocks away at 4 p.m. at Mt. Diablo High School with a family festival followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. For more information visit

To keep everyone safe this July 4th, consider the following tips in making celebration plans:
Fireworks: The sale, possession and use of all fireworks is illegal in Concord and in Contra Costa County. Please enjoy the public fireworks display at Mt. Diablo High School.

Pet Safety: More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Exercise your furry friends before the festivities and keep them inside as much as possible. If you need to take them out, ensure they have a tag with your contact information. Lastly, common Fourth of July items such as alcoholic beverages, citronella candles, and glow sticks can be toxic to pets and should be stowed out of their reach.

Grilling Safety: Keep the grill out in the open and far away from anything that could catch fire: the house, deck, tree branches. Be sure to use long-handled tools especially made for grilling to keep the chef safe. Make sure children and pets stay far away from the grill, and always supervise the grill when in use.

City of Concord offices will be closed on July 4th. Concord Community Pool will be open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and the Meadow Home Spray Park will operate from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the City Manager's Office, (925) 671-3150, or visit the City's website at

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