Here are some tips on how to help your pet during firework shows from From a nationally renowned pet-health expert who lives in Redlands and owns the downtown shop Furry Face.

1. Do not leave animals outside AT ALL for the next several days to eliminate panic and runaways. Go outside WITH your pets, stay with them and, if necessary, take them out on a leash, even in their own backyard. This is not about how humans see it. This is about how animals see it and, to them, it’s terrifying, loud, unknown, smells dangerous (burning) and threatening. Even if it’s not close by, animals’ sense of smell and hearing is MUCH greater than ours.

2. If fireworks are close by or large enough, the concussive impact of the explosion can be felt by animals further increasing their fear. Animals will choose flight over fight instinctively so be sure they wear collars with tags showing CURRENT contact info!!!

3. Keeping a TV on a station or show that is loud to drown out outside noises. We prefer a TV over music because the images can help to distract the dog and interrupt focus. We carry something called a Happy Hoodie that is comfortable and they can wear over their ears.

4. We have a sale on a calming product called “July Third” thru July 3rd while supplies last. We have a lot of other calming products that come in liquid tinctures, chewables, capsules and powders. Also, we have CBD oil for high anxiety kids.

5. Crating is beneficial during this time because it helps the dog feel more secure.

6. As seen in this photo you can wrap a dog with an ace bandage, but any tight t-shirt will provide that same hugged feeling, helping the dog feel more secure.

This will be our 57th year, and it’s going strong!

Our full day of celebration starts at Sylvan Park where you will find live music, games, food, booths from Redlands staples, a parade and so much more! Join us as we come together and as we celebrate what a great city, community, and nation that we are privileged to belong. All activities are open by 9 am, live entertainment starts at 9:30 am, and the parade begins their route around the park at 10:30 am.

The Park Schedule is as follows:

9:30 – 10:30am / DaBandRocksss
10:30am / 4th Of July Parade
10:30 – 11:30am / Kevin Williams – Sounds From Parade
11:30am – 12:30pm / 4th Of July Band & Flag Raising Ceremony
12:30 – 1:30pm / DaBandRocksss
1:30 – 2:15pm / 4th Of July Band
2:15 – 3:00pm / DaBandRocksss

Moore Middle School plays host to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the  Inland Empire. Moore Middle school will open at 5:15 p.m. cul-de-sac on the north side of the field and at 5th Street West Baseball field gate.

• Flag Ceremony
• National Anthem by TBA
• 4th of July Band by Curtiss Allen Jr.
• Skydivers
• Airplane Flyovers
• Food Vendors
• Beergarten (must have ID 21 years and older)
• Live Music by DaBandRocksss
• Fireworks Show Presented by Pyro Spectaculars under direction of Jeff Martin

“All fireworks – including so-called “safe and sane” fireworks – are illegal in the City of Redlands.

While fireworks have been prohibited for many years within the City limits, with fines of up to $1,000 per violation,…More than 16,000 fires and almost 9,000 emergency room visits are associated with fireworks nationally each year, at the cost of more than $100 million. Between $15 million and $20 million in property loss occurs every year due to fireworks.” patch.com