UPDATE: Grassroots Effort Underway to Save Concord’s 4th of July Fireworks

April 14, 2014 13:10 pm · 14 comments


The plans are in place, a portion of the money has been raised, and we are excited to announce we are one step closer to having fireworks in Concord on the 4th of July.

As we previously reported, Calvary Temple Church in Concord has canceled their wonderful production of “The Singing Flag”, which entertained Claycord residents for 25 years during the 4th of July holiday.

When Calvary Temple made their announcement, the Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation, Inc. and Claycord.com stepped up, along with several Claycordians who promised to help financially. Even though we have a little under three months to pull this off, we know it can be done.

Although the final details are not complete, we wanted to share with you what we have planned. The 4th of July Hometown Festival & Fireworks  will be held at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord (same place as KidFest). We will have vendors, live entertainment on stage, a kids activity area,  and then fireworks at night to cap off the fun-filled day!

But, we still need help, and we can’t do it without your support!

Please help us raise the necessary funds to keep the fireworks tradition alive. We are looking to raise the needed $25,000 from the community and local businesses to light up the sky over Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza and surrounding area.

Here’s the deal: Donate $10, $20 or more. EVERY little bit helps and all proceeds will go towards the fireworks show. Nobody is making any money off this, because it’s a grassroots effort and all of us are volunteering our time to plan, organize and direct this show.

BUSINESS OWNERS, we have a few options for you, too. If you are a business owner who donates $100, we will give you a mention and a “thank you” on Claycord.com. If you are a business owner who donates $1,000 or more, we will give you a mention on Claycord.com (and the Claycord.com facebook page), and you will be listed in all promotional material for the fireworks show. Other sponsorship opportunities are available depending on how much is donated.


For event, vendor and sponsorship information please contact Tim McGallian 925-695-7268 or email at tim@timmcgallian.com

EdiBirsan April 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM

I have supported this from the start and put up $100 to help right away.
I urge my fellow residents and those in the area that like to come to see fireworks to also chip in and help out.

We can do this and make it happen.


Tamara Steiner April 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Count the Clayton Pioneer in for $100

Concord Resident April 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I might donate but need more info. Has this been approved by the city of Concord if the money is raised? Next, where does the money go if not enough is raised and this event does not happen?

Two Cents April 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Now that we have the Concord Pavilion back, would love to see the 4th of July Fireworks / Concert return as well!

Esthetician April 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Count me in as a business donor and mother who takes her kids every year!!! When is the deadline?

Rose April 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM

There was an offering, but it was refused.

Rose April 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM

mostly on my part…

Concord Sa ndy April 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Please folks! One night would be enough. The show is terrific but obviously expensive with three nights and fireworks, too. Give the people on the streets nearby a break. Folks leave their debris and then stick around afterwards with their illegal fireworks. Less money would be need to fund this event for just the fourth…like most cities do! Think about. I love the event, too!

Rose Garden April 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM

I hope people continue to support this event. It will be fun for Concord!

Every little bit helps. Hopefully businesses and large donors will tilt the campaign.

wweezygee April 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Thanks Tim McGallian and the TSBA for all your hard work!

2 cents Worth April 15, 2014 at 3:34 AM

This should be Great for the community 🙂

Ron Leone, Concord Vice Mayor April 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

I’m sorry to see the long time tradition of the Singing Flag end. My family has attended the Calvary Temple’s presentation almost every year during it’s 25 year run. I’m glad to see that the Todos Santos Business Association and Claycord.com have stepped up to assist in getting community support to host a 4th of July Fireworks show. I will be happy to contribute $100 toward their efforts.

Atticus Thraxx April 15, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Singing Flag is probably the signature event for Concord and I just know we will pull this out and have a stellar 4th. Dig in those pockets Claycordians lets get this done!

nicegal April 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Loved the Singing Flag. Sad to see it go. Love Calvary Temple Church. Love Concord. So glad to see the community pulling together.

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