The highly anticipated Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner.

After two years of planning to bring back Independence Day festivities to Torrance, residents can once again enjoy watching the sky light up with fireworks. The City is giving away 2,000 tickets for the fireworks show, allowing each person to claim up to 12 free tickets for friends and family. Pick up tickets at the Cultural Arts Center Box Office now through Friday from 1 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets will also be up for grabs at the Community Services Department, located in the West Annex of City Hall now through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The fireworks show will be approximately 20 minutes and will feature a patriotic soundtrack. Firework show viewing areas are available on a first come, first serve basis. The ticket will reserve a spot at the fireworks seating area in the Toyota Sports Complex. Non-ticketed viewing areas include portions of the courthouse parking lot on Maple Avenue, north of Torrance Boulevard. The Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks. The following items are prohibited from the viewing area: food, gum, candy, sunflower seeds, drinks except for bottled water, liquids, alcohol, glass containers, barbecues, EZ ups, folding chairs with straight legs, scooters and bicycles.

Local law enforcement will be out in full force looking for anyone breaking the law during the Fourth of July weekend. Authorities are reminding the community that fireworks are illegal in the City of Torrance. Any possession, storage, all forms of selling, giving, and using fireworks are prohibited. Anyone caught will face a minimum first-time fine of $100. Enforcement across the City includes Torrance Beach.

For more information, go to TorranceCA.Gov/Fireworks.