But there wil be a big picnic on Rails to Trails
There will not be a public fireworks show in Taft this year for the first time in more than 20 years.
Several individuals and groups, working through the Taft District Chamber of Commerce, have managed to put on a show over the past decade after the West Side Recreation and Park District could not longer afford to do it.
But there was a lack of donations from the public, and big donors had to step in at the last minute to ensure that even a small show could be put on.
Not this year though.
So the biggest public event on July 4 in Taft is going to be the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic on Rails To Trails from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.