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Fireworks Laws You Need to Follow

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The 4th of July is marked with reds, whites, and blues, barbecue food, and fireworks. This holiday, America’s birthday, is one of those few special times of the year that people can celebrate with fireworks, and it is the only time of the year to actually purchase them, believe it or not.


This 4th of July, make sure you are up to date on California’s fireworks laws if you plan on using them at your own party. The laws are easy to understand and follow, and will still allow you to have more than enough fun and excitement.


  • There are “Safe and Sane” fireworks and there are “Dangerous” ones. It is illegal for anyone to sell or purchase dangerous fireworks unless the person holds a special pyrotechnic license.
  • The only individuals who are allowed to purchase, own, and use “dang...

Basic Fireworks Laws in California

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Fireworks are a unique sight to see. They can be witnessed on certain occasions every year such as 4th of July, and New Year’s. They can be seen more regularly at certain locations like at Disneyland and baseball stadiums. For the 2 big national holidays, private individuals are allowed to discharge fireworks on their own at their homes, provided the proper safety protocols are followed. California has very specific laws when it comes to fireworks, and consequences are enforced when the law is not followed.


There are two categories of fireworks: dangerous, and safe and sane. Dangerous fireworks cannot be sold to the public. These are generally the ones that are used during the large, public, holiday shows that are organized by licensed operators...

California Fireworks Laws

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4th of July is close, and we have got all the do’s and don’ts of fireworks for you right here. These are not just safety tips, but actual California laws that you must follow, which are structured around safety.

  • “Dangerous Fireworks” are 100% illegal for the public to sell, purchase, and set off. Dangerous Fireworks include rockets, sparklers longer than 10 inches, torpedoes, roman candles, firecrackers, and more. Almost all fireworks, especially the ones that create a big boom in the sky. Dangerous Fireworks may only be sold to, purchased by, and set off by licensed professionals who organize the big, official fireworks show.
  • “Safe and Sane Fireworks” are the select few fireworks that the public may sell, purchase, and set off...

Prepping for The 4th of July

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Prepping for your 4th of July should take more effort than you think. You have already planned who you are hanging out with, where you will be, and what you are grubbing on, but do not forget about:

  • Planning transportation – Do not drink and drive. Use Uber, Lyft, or designate a sober driver. Remember the legal alcohol limit in California is 0.08% but even if you are under that, it is best not to get behind the wheel anyway.
  • Considering checkpoints – It is a 3-day weekend that will involve more alcohol for most people. There will be more checkpoints.
  • Having the right fireworks – if you are going to be at home and want to have your own small fireworks, fine, but make sure they are certified Safe and Sane fireworks, not Dangerous fireworks...

How This 4th Of July Will Be Different Than Others

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Your July 4th celebrations must be in the works already and this year, America’s birthday lands on a weekend, meaning the parties are going to last longer than ever! Whether you’re barbecuing, hanging at the pool, hitting the beach, picnicking, or engaging in some other fun activities that we missed, make sure to cap your night off on a fun, celebratory note. That means two things:

  1. Drink (and drive) responsibility. Better yet, call a taxi or have a designated driver.
  2. Only play with legal fireworks, if you will be playing with your own fireworks.

Celebrations in the past have been generally safe but some have gotten too out of hand. Let’s hope this year is even better. Ending your night in jail before the weekend would be pretty awful, don’t you think?

Nonetheless, if you or a f...