It is almost the biggest holiday for fireworks! It seems like people are already gearing up for the festivities.

Before you annoy your neighbors with loud fireworks, there are a few rules and regulations that you need to know about firework usage in Grand Rapids.

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Grand Rapids Fireworks Laws

You cannot simply light fireworks whenever you want to unless you do not care about any legal ramifications.

READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide To Having The Best Fourth Of July In Grand Rapids

The legal hours for lighting fireworks in Grand Rapids are from 11 AM until 12:30 AM! However, once 12:30 AM hits, you must silence your fun immediately.

The Parade Company/Canva
The Parade Company/Canva

Keep in mind that you cannot set fireworks off wherever you want as well.

You cannot light fireworks on public property, including parks, streets, or sidewalks. To keep the risk of trouble down, stick to your own private property.

The Grand Rapids Fire Department also shared a few firework safety tips that you need to know.

  • Read and follow all instructions and warnings on the fireworks' package
  • Never allow children to play with or light any fireworks. Sparklers may be considered "safe" but they are still dangerous for little ones.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy for any emergencies.
  • Be sure other people are out of the way before lighting fireworks.
  • Only light fireworks on a flat and smooth surface away from the house, dry leaves, or any flammable materials.
  • Never try to relight any fireworks that did not function properly.
  • Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one made of metal or glass.

If you want to read more, you can check it out here.

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Complete List of Holidays and Dates to Legally Shoot Fireworks in Grand Rapids

📷 Michael Smith
📷 Michael Smith

Unless you want to pay a civil fine of $1,000, you may want to write these dates down so you do not get into any trouble with officers or your neighbors.

New Year's Eve - 11 a.m. December 21 to 1 a.m. New Year's Day January 1

Memorial Weekend - 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day

Juneteenth - 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on June 19

Independence Day -  11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. June 29 to July 4

Labor Day Weekend - 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day

These Fireworks Are Legal In Michigan

Though some of these fireworks may be banned in other states, these are the fireworks you can set off with no worries. Firework categories come from the Fireworks General FAQ document from the State of Michigan. Note: Display Fireworks need to be specially ordered are only allowed to be used by professionals and are not covered in this gallery.

Gallery Credit: Tommy McNeill

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