Fireworks are unique here in Pacifica because this is one of only two cities in San Mateo County that allow fireworks to be sold and set off—as long they’re “safe and sane,” of course. San Bruno is the other city.
Here is a guide that will help you understand how fireworks work in Pacifica so that you can have the best Fourth of July ever.
When can I buy fireworks?
Fireworks will be sold at booths throughout the city from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through July 4.
How much do fireworks cost?
Many booths will likely have buy-one-get-one-free deals on some items. There are also good deals on the fireworks packages.
Can anyone buy fireworks?
Not quite. In Pacifica, you have to be 18 years old to buy them. Each vendor will ask for ID, so be prepared.
I’ve got my fireworks. Now I’m ready to go set them off.
Not so fast there. While safe and sane fireworks are allowed, there are only certain hours when you can set them off: noon to 10 p.m. from today through July 3, and noon until midnight on the Fourth of July.
Any other suggestions?
So glad you asked. When you’re setting off your fireworks, make sure to be safe, have a bucket of water and a hose handy, don't let children light them, keep a safe distance, be considerate and, of course have fun.
Also, take note of your favorite fireworks and which booth they came from. That way, you can go back and get them again next year.