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Here come the fireworks!


July 4, 2015


Wednesday, July 4, 2012 

Our 6th Annual Crescenta Valley Fireworks show was another big success thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, policemen and women, firemen and our pyrotechnic crew.  About 25 minutes of fireworks lit up the sky and the crowd cheered for every one.  The finale was a barrage of shots both high and low with heart pounding intensity.  The crowd was screaming for more at the end of the show. 

This year's event was picture perfect with temps in the low 80's and a nice cool breeze all day long.  With a total of 6 food trucks , we had a wide array of food.  We are already figuring out how to add another one or two more for next year.  Kemsley Carnival Rides brought out a cool selection of rides for all ages and the laughs of children filled the air.  On the other side of the field, we enjoyed the sounds of Stinky Felix all afternoon.  The crowd really enjoyed the songs and most of the people turned their seats around for the "concert".  With a speech by Col. Worley and a spectacular Star Spangled Banner rendition by Dana Ryan, the fireworks began soon after 9 p.m. With Crescenta Valley High School as the back drop, over 20 minutes of oohs and aahs filled La Crescenta Elementary's field. 

On behalf of our entire volunteer committee, we thank you, your family and friends for attending.  Thank you for all the donations from residential sponsors and especially our commercial sponsors (listed below) who help keep this community event affordable for all.  We couldn't do it without them.

Please tell your friends about CV Fireworks. Remember to buy your tickets in advance of the event. We look forward to July 4,  2013 and seeing you again.  Have a great year!


 Event Photos and Video

The last 7 minutes of the show including the grand finale!

A tour of the field during the day of the event.  Kemsley carnival rides, Stinky Felix band, Food Trucks and lots of happy people!


The field before the event
Just in case you missed it Jean & Howard running the line Melinda and Mary @ the booth
First shot in the series below What everyone saw coming in Friendly Sheriff Volunteers
Second shot The Giant Slide is fun for all ages
Third shot Stinky Felix Getting patriotic paint
Last shot in the series Border Grill Frysmith
Fun rides keeping the kids smiling and laughing
Steve Pierce enjoying his grilled cheese after all his hard work No Tomatoes Let's Be Frank
Our esteemed president, Mike Shaar & family Filling up the spots Cotton Candy dreams
Getting creative with the camera Lake Crescenta?
Field Pano about 6 p.m.
Field Pano about 8:30 p.m.
Steve Goldsworthy working all day Lights and sounds Sun is down, fireworks near
View from the back of the field Lots of cameras on the field capturing all the action
CV Weekly - July 5, 2012

Video behind the scenes on top of the action






Montrose Patch - July 5, 2012





Glendale News Press - July 5, 2012

A neighborhood celebrates America


Crescenta Valley Fireworks display brings out the community's patriotic spirit

Not one hour after the gates opened at La Crescenta Elementary on Wednesday afternoon, locals had claimed their spots on the schoolyard with chairs and umbrellas five hours before the fireworks would begin.

Around 4,000 people were expected to view fireworks at the school nearby the launching place at Crescenta Valley High School. Many more would watch them from nearby homes.

The sixth annual event put on by the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Assn. cost $45,000 that mostly came from community donors and funds raised from last year’s event.

“It’s just everybody that makes this event wonderful,” said Steve Pierce, an association member. He said each year, many families will watch the show from their own backyards and will donate to the association.

“I would say we probably have anywhere from 75 to 100 donors that give money just because they watch the fireworks somewhere else,” he said.

This year, several rides attracted teens, adults and children in the early evening. Among the six food trucks, Pierce said the Grilled Cheese truck drew several people to the event before it had started.

Among the locals who came out for the event was Glendale resident Todd Amirkhani and his 2-year-old who would see fireworks for the first time.

“It looks like a lot of fun, especially for my young one,” Amirkhani said.

Pasadena resident Cloe Mayes Yocum was there not only for the fireworks.

She came mainly for the classic rock and Motown band Stinky Felix. While in high school in Pasadena during the late 1960s and early ’70s, Yocum saw them perform and only recently found them on Facebook.

“This is why I’m here,” she said. “I haven’t seen them in 42 years.”

Drummer Don Ross, a La Crescenta resident, said the group was slowly gaining the popularity it once had.

“We’re slowly building a crowd,” he said.

This year, the fireworks were dedicated to Army Spc. Nicholas Steinbacher, a former Crescenta Valley High School football player. Steinbacher was killed in late 2006 when a roadside bomb exploded as he was on night patrol in Baghdad. He was 22.

The fireworks would last for 22 minutes and synchronize at the very end with a live performance of the national anthem, sung by 9-year-old Dana Lee Ryan, a Mountain Avenue Elementary student.





2012 Official Sponsors


Grand Sponsors - $5000


   City of Glendale 



Patriot Sponsors - $1000 +

    Montrose Shopping Park Association


    Bob Smith Toyota - Scion

    Crescenta Valley Insurance  

    Crescenta Valley Rotary

    Glendale Firefighters Association

    J's Maintenance and Maids  

    Montrose - La Crescenta Kiwanis Club

    LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich


Yankee Sponsors - $500 +

    Pacific Outdoor Living


$250 Sponsors

    Kelly & Small CPA's

    SIG Property Management


In Kind Sponsorships (Goods/Services/Other Donation)

    Allied Waste

    Bonner's Party Rentals

    California Highway Patrol

    Crescenta Valley Chamber

    Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Arson Watch

    Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Volunteers

    Crescenta Valley Weekly

    Glendale Unified School District

    La Cañada Flintridge Outlook 

    Los Angeles County Fire Department

    UPS Store - La Crescenta


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Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association

2629 Foothill Blvd., #176

        La Crescenta, CA 91214



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