Fireworks Information 2014

Fireworks Events, Sales and Bans 2014

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JULY 3  HOOD CANAL OYSTER CHALLENGE AND THUNDER ON THE CANAL
At the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union is traditionally on July 3rd.  Live music, champagne, beer, BBQ, Oyster-Eating Contest and a spectacular fireworks show. Admission is required for show and parking. Free for hotel guests.

JULY 3 CITY OF LACEY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
William A Bush Park vicinity
4400 Chardonnay Drive SE, Lacey

JULY 4  TUMWATER ARTESIAN FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Tumwater Valley Golf Course

JULY 4  SHELTON ELKS BBQ & FIREWORKS WATERMELON CRAWL
A celebration to Honor our Veterans and to Say Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.
Bring your Family and Friends BBQ and Games; Horse Races; Watermelon Crawl and Dance to a Live Band, Games and Food. Veterans are Free, Adults $10 Children under 12 $5. SE 741 Craig Road Shelton 360-426-2322

JULY 5 CELEBRATE HOODSPORT
Occurs the first weekend in July. (July 4-6)  The Hoodsport Community Events Association and area merchants host the annual Celebrate Hoodsport Independence Day Event.
The weekend celebration features a street fair with over fifty vendors, live auction and an amazing fireworks display at the Port of Hoodsport.

JULY 20 CAPITOL LAKEFAIR GRAND FINALE FIREWORKS
Capitol Lake / Heritage Park
Downtown Olympia


FIREWORKS BAN AND SALES INFORMATION

City of Shelton Press Release
The Shelton Police Department and Central Mason Fire and EMS would like to remind our residents that all sales, ignition, discharge and use or explosion of any fireworks within the City of Shelton are illegal with the exception of authorized public displays for which a permit has been issued. For more information about the ban on fireworks in the City of Shelton visit: www.ci.shelton.wa.us, tab to Shelton Municipal Code 8.64.

Mason County
These dates and times apply to fireworks discharged in unincorporated areas of Mason County.

  • 12 Noon to 11PM on June 28th.
  • 9AM to 11PM on June 29th to July 3rd.
  • 9AM to midnight on July 4th.
  • 9AM to 11PM on July 5th.

 

Tribal Lands

  • Sell whenever they want
  • If buy on tribal lands, have to discharge on tribal lands.
  • If take off tribal lands, it is illegal and subject to a fine and confiscation of fireworks

 

Statewide

Office of the State Fire Marshal Press Release
State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy

Fireworks Sales Begin June 28th

Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Saturday, June 28and continue until 9:00 p.m. on July 5. State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy reminds residents to “know the laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks,” and “only purchase legal fireworks.” This year 937 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued.

Statewide sales and discharge period allowed by RCW 70.77.395

Date

Sales Period

Discharge Period

June 28

12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

June 29- July 3

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

July 4

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

July 5

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

With fireworks sales just days away it is a good time to remind everyone that personal fireworks require personal responsibility. With a little care and planning you can ensure that your family has a fun and safe Fourth of July:

  • Check with your local fire or police department
    • Be sure the fireworks you purchase are legal to possess and discharge
    • Know the dates and times fireworks are allowed in your community
    • Only purchase legal consumer fireworks
  • Children should not be able to readily access fireworks in the home
    • Store fireworks in a secure location to prohibit access
    • Purchase the day intended to use the fireworks
  • Use care in selecting the area where you will be discharging fireworks
    • Follow the directions and warning listed on the firework
    • No fireworks without adult supervision
    • Summer weather conditions make grass and other vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire
    • Do not allow children to play with fireworks under any circumstances

 

Remember the three B’s of fireworks safety:

  • Be Prepared – Have water nearby and put pets indoors
  • Be Safe – Only adults should light fireworks
  • Be Responsible – Clean up fireworks debris

Attending a public display is a safe and fun way to enjoy fireworks. To learn about a community fireworks display near you, visit our website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm. For more information contact your local fire department, or the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3946.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington State’s firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.