Red, White & Boom

Need to know when and where to celebrate this Independence day?

Look no further...we've compiled an extensive list of local fireworks, parades, and events to help ensure you can celebrate this 4th of July... stress free.

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July or New Year’s festivities. This year we ask that you be especially safe by checking out our brief guide to fireworks safety.

To help you celebrate safely this Fourth of July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety offer the following safety tips:

  1. Always read and follow label directions
  2. Always have an adult present
  3. Only buy from reliable fireworks sellers
  4. Only ignite fireworks outdoors
  5. Be sure to have water handy
  6. Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks
  7. Light only one at a time
  8. Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks
  9. Never give fireworks to small children
  10. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place
  11. Dispose of fireworks properly
  12. Never throw fireworks at another person
  13. Never carry fireworks in your pocket
  14. Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers

Federally Banned Explosives:

Cherry Bombs, Silver Salutes, and M-80's have been banned by Federal Law since 1966 because of the large amounts of explosive composition they contain. If you find any of these items, DO NOT touch them. Immediately call your local police or fire service. If you are aware of someone selling these illegal and dangerous items, contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms immediately at 1-888-ATF-BOMB.