Marysville celebrates 4th of July | News

Families gathered at Beekworth Riverfront Park Monday evening to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display. This marks the fourth consecutive July 4th fireworks display with support from Marysville and Yuba City.

Visitors are encouraged to bring barbecues and coolers or support local food trucks stationed in the park for the event. Many people brought tents, food and drinks, but were forbidden to bring their own fireworks. Food trucks like The Box are also set up to serve hot dogs, street tacos, popcorn and specialty drinks like boba tea.

The garden gates opened at 4:30 pm but the fire openedThe orks show wasn’t scheduled to begin until about 9:30 p.m. The areas surrounding the park between 5th and 10th Streets were closed due to controlled burns last week in preparation for the fireworks, the appeal previously reported.

Representatives from the Sapphire Marketing Group have been contracted by the Yuba City Council to organize the event. Marysville City Councilman Brad Hudson and Yuba City Council Member Mark Baumgarden have volunteered to organize the Fourth of July festivities since 2018, but have chosen to appoint separate organizers this year, said Jodi Brogden, junior partner with Sapphire Marketing Group.

The PR group previously organized the Marysville Peach Festival, but this is the first time the group has participated in the Fourth of July celebration.

“It was a great job for the municipality and getting everything organized,” said Brogden.

The fireworks for display were provided by Pyro Spectaculars. More than 1,000 fireworks were launched 500 feet into the air, making the display visible on both sides of the Yuba River. Brogden said some parts of the parking lot in the area have been blocked off to provide enough viewing space and reduce fire risk.

Organizers spent nearly $28,000 on a 25-minute screen. Employees of companies that sponsored the event such as Yuba Water Agency, Pape Machinery, Lakeview Petroleum and Recycling Industries were given access to a VIP car park and seating section to watch the fireworks display.

The Sapphire Marketing Group has also been contracted to hold a Fourth of July event next year where more vendors and activities will be available, Brogden said.

The event was free and open to the public. Organizers plan for next year’s event to keep it free and available to all community members.

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