fireworks.jpgIf you see bright lights or hear something exploding around Golden Gate Park a little after 10 tonight, it’s (probably) not end times, it’s just Giants fever!

According to an advisory just sent out by SFPD’s Richmond Station, we can expect a fireworks display between 10:15 and 10:25 in Golden Gate Park tonight, “in connection with a private welcome event hosted by the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball for out of town visitors and other guests.”

The SFPD says that “access to the music concourse and other areas of Golden Gate Park will be limited for the evening for safety reasons” so remember that if you need to pass through the Park this evening.

Update 4:50 PM: Just in case you didn’t catch on when we used the phrase “private welcome event,” let’s be clear — they don’t want you coming to the park to see the fireworks, celebrate the Giants, etc.

According to a note from Phil Ginsberg, GM of our Recreation and Park Department, forwarded to SFPD by Dana Ketcham, Permits and Reservations Manager, “the event is by invitation only.” So avert your eyes if you see those lights in the sky, THEY ARE NOT FOR YOU!

According to Ketchum, “(w)e want to alert the public but at the same time avoid having a lot of people come to the park as there is no viewing area for the public.” So stay out of the park, people, you’re not wanted there, at least not tonight.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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