Ironstone Vineyard 4th of July Celebration

Happy 4th of July weekend!

I hope you are all having an amazing long weekend and enjoying every bit of it!

Yesterday, July 1st 2017, Ironstone Vineyard in Murphys California put on a phenomenal firework show. This is something they have been doing for quite some time and I was lucky enough to be able to go! The show started as sundown; however, you could get there early to claim your seats, listen to music, and enjoy the afternoon. The festival had different food vendors, some various booths, live music, along with beer and wine.

This Celebration was definitely the place to be. The place was packed to say the least. As far as the details... it was $15 per person to enter into the festivities. For this year they allowed dogs, but they did not allow you to bring in your food and drink (this includes no water). Be prepared for that.

(Just as a side note, if you are going to bring your dog to a firework show, be responsible as most dogs get scared of fireworks.)

Everyone brought chairs, blankets, and lots of laughs. There were large grass areas to set up your spot for the evening with plenty of shade. Some people even brought shade covers. This is a very family friendly place to be during the 4th of July. Talk about a great place to bring the kids and just relax.

It was so much fun and the firework show lasted an hour!!! A whole hour!! Talk about amazing :)  If you get a chance to make it out to their next firework show take advantage! Calavaras county and Tuolumne county are both counties that restrict fireworks. There are some great places to attend a good show, but let me tell you.... Ironstone Vineyard put on a fantastic show!

Here is a fair warning... Getting out of the parking lot after the event was crazy. It took over 45 minutes to leave the parking lot and get on the road. There is only one small road that goes into the gravel parking lot, one small road that exits the paved parking lot, and with that many people in one spot made for some major traffic. There was no one guiding traffic which made for a free for all. Just saying...

Ironstone Vineyards 4th of July Celebration  - Bessie Young Photography-Combined Gage 1.jpg

Are you wanting to learn more about how to take firework pictures? Check out this post with some great quick tips to get you started and ready to take pictures this 4th of July!

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Wishing you all a happy 4th of July!



P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here:

Kit Used:

Camera: Sony A7Rii:
Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master:
Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens:
Vanguard Tripod:

LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing:
Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom:
Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop :
Viva Video Pro for combining videos