Fourth of July is next weekend, and while we want to celebrate to the fullest here in Central Oregon, we are experiencing record breaking dry and hot conditions, so whether you live here full time, or are just visiting, there are some crucial safety tips you should know before lighting off any and all fireworks you have without some prep first.

Clear Area- If you choose to light fireworks this year, be sure it is in a clear, open area away from any dead brush or grass, and be aware of any trees above, as a small spark or ash can float up and ignite trees above we often forget about. A large, open parking lot away from cars is preferable.

Water- Always have a hose close and ready when lighting off fireworks, and be sure to throw your fireworks in a bucket full of water, completely submerged overnight before throwing away in a garbage bin.

Always Outside- Always light fireworks outside, never indoors. It may seem like common sense, but you would be surprised.

Never Light in Hand- Keep fireworks on the ground and light, and be ready to get out of the way fast, never light in your hand, as they can explode. If a firework doesn’t seem to be lighting after a few tries, it’s probably malfunctioning, and should be thrown in the water bucket.

Never Point at Person- Keep fireworks on the ground, and never aim at a person.

Let Adults Handle- Never let children light them.

Illegal Fireworks- There’s a reason reason has banned certain fireworks, as they are a serious fire hazard and very dangerous, so go with only the legal ones here in Oregon.

Fun Fourth of July Events in Central Oregon-

Festive Photo Scavenger Hunt- This year, visit The Village at Sunriver invites you to participate in a photo scavenger hunt with your festive family (registration is required). For the $15 registration fee, participants receive a bag of swag. Participants also receive a list of places to take photos around The Village at Sunriver! Look for the signs and festive décor marking the photo spot at each location listed and snap a picture! Submit all of your photos via direct message on Facebook or Instagram @TheVillageAtSunriver or email to Completed submissions will be entered to win one of three prizes valued at $200, $100, and $50! Winners will be announced Monday, July 5th.

To sign up, visit website here.

Brasada Ranch- Enjoy good food, music and festivities for the whole family at Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte.

Pilot Butte Firework Show- Starts at 10pm, this massive firework show that goes off on top of Pilot Butte can be seen all over Bend.

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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