For 6 years, over 25,000 people from across District 10 and San Jose attended the July 4th Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake to safely celebrate our country's freedom and independence. The festival was unfortunately cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


As the pandemic wanes, Councilmember Mahan is eager to bring back this beloved community event in 2022. A key roadblock stands in our way, however. The Santa Clara Valley Water District is planning an Almaden Lake Improvement Project which will separate the man-made lake from the natural river.  Work on the project is planned to start in 2022 and continue through 2024, preventing the fireworks show from taking place in 2023 and 2024 and possibly even 2022. 


Please join Councilmember Mahan and the District 10 Leadership Coalition in asking the Water District to coordinate the Almaden Lake Improvement Project in such a way as to allow the July 4, 2022 fireworks show to take place. After two years of an enduring pandemic, our community deserves to celebrate the 4th together.