BULLHEAD CITY–The Fourth of July holiday is a time for celebration with family barbecues, swimming, and fireworks. However, The Bullhead City Police Department would like to remind local residents of the permitted days fireworks may be used.
Bullhead City Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said the use of permissible consumer fireworks is only allowed from June 24 through July 6; and from December 24 through January 3.
Fireworks are not permitted in the Colorado River Nature Center.
“Our roadways and waterways are expected to be congested during the Independence Day Holiday weekend,” said Fromelt. “Under the partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, police officers and saturation patrols will be out in force to ensure people on the roadways are being safe and not driving under the influence of alcohol. Our waterways unit will also be patrolling the Colorado River.”
City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday and there will be no BATS bus service.
Fromelt also issued help tips to keep pets safe during the holiday and fireworks season.
- Keep pets indoors. Animals run away when scared by fireworks and are at risk of getting lost, injured or hit by a car.
- Make sure your pet is wearing a license and up-to-date identification. Check that your microchip company has the correct contact information on file.
- Ask your veterinarian about calming techniques.
- If you are enjoying chicken for your holiday meal, keep bones clear from pets. Chicken bones are very brittle and can get lodged in their throat.
Rockets over the River will be held along the riverwalk on Saturday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 4 starting around dusk. The Avi Resort & Casino will also display a borage of colorful fireworks at their July 4 show. All firework celebrations are free to the public.