The City of Carrollton will host a fireworks show over Josey Ranch Lake (1700 Keller Springs Road) on Thursday, July 4 after sunset at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The 15-minute display for the surrounding community received a great response the last few years and is sure to entertain yet again. Should the ever-changing Texas weather present a problem, a rainout date of Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. has been scheduled.
Residents are encouraged to view the fireworks show from surrounding neighborhoods or from one of the available parking areas. There will be no on-site event.
Carrollton Fire Rescue reminds citizens that it is illegal to possess, manufacture, store, sell, handle, or discharge fireworks within Carrollton City limits. While all fireworks are illegal, Class C consumer fireworks include most over-the-counter items such as bottle rockets, roman candles, sparklers, spinners, and sparkle fountains.
According to the latest Fireworks Annual Report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for injuries related to fireworks in 2017, 67 percent of which occurred between June 16 and July 16. Children younger than 15 accounted for 36 percent of those injured. Each year, fireworks also cause an average of 18,500 fires and $43 million in direct property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Agency.
For more information about the fireworks display and available parking areas, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fireworks or call 972-466-3593.