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Where to see fireworks on the Mid-Peninsula?

Original post made by Frank, another community, on Jun 22, 2006

For years, we have seen fireworks in Redwood City. I read a few weeks ago that they had canceled this year's display because of the large numbers of people it draws. Now, according to this Web Link they are going to have them after all.

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Posted by John Hoag
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 4, 2006 at 11:04 pm

Redwood City did have fireworks tonight, but they were anything but spectacular. They started late, they were short (about 20 minutes, it seemed), and the finale was over in no time -- if you could call it a finale.

I'd have to say these were the lamest fireworks I've ever seen. Even tiny communities putting on displays behind the playgrounds of elementary schools do better than this. Almost anybody could do better than this.

Because of their location at the seaport, it's difficult to get close enough to see them well; they're surrounded by baylands without roads. But even relatively close, it was clear that there were better fireworks to be seen in Foster City, or across the bay, or further south at Shoreline.

Disappointing.

Next year, go someplace else if you want to see great fireworks.


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Posted by Frank
a resident of another community
on Jul 5, 2006 at 7:15 am

I agree! They were not spectacular. We were up on Crestview in San Carlos (and froze our toes off). They were small and short. The Foster City ones, although we really couldn't see them because of the trees, seemed higher, louder, longer and larger than those in Redwood City.

It was disappointing.