Fireworks Are Pricey and in Tight Supply Ahead of July Fourth Celebrations

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The Wall Street Journal 02 July, 2021 - 04:30am 12 views

Are fireworks legal in Michigan?

Michigan law allows fireworks from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. from now through July 4. Consumer-grade fireworks can only be lit on personal property. Fireworks cannot be used on public property, including streets and sidewalks, school property, or church property. FOX 2 DetroitViolating Michigan firework laws could lead to prison time, up to $10K in fines

Why is there a firework shortage?

Steve Houser, president of the National Fireworks Association (NFA), which advocates for its over 1,200 members that are fireworks manufacturers, importers and sellers, said that the shortage is due to the pandemic. Spectrum News 1'Shop now, don't wait': There's a fireworks shortage this Fourth of July

Will there be fireworks in Washington DC 2021?

When are the National Mall fireworks in D.C.? The fireworks will be set off from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Sunday, July 4, 2021. The Fourth of July display is set to begin at 9:09 p.m. and last 17 minutes, the National Park Service says. NBC4 WashingtonEverything to Know About July 4th Fireworks on the National Mall

Consumers can expect higher prices, as much as 25% higher for some items, as well as a more limited selection, according to retailers and industry organizations. In some regions, popular items such as artillery shells will be hard to come by. People who haven’t yet bought fireworks for the upcoming holiday weekend may have to visit multiple stores to find what they are looking for, or find new July 4th favorites, fireworks enthusiasts say.

It’s the latest in a year filled with shortages of many kinds, from sofas and lumber to the number of workers in restaurants and hotels.

Trevor Laporte, a water-damage technician based in St. Joseph, Mo., said he went to five different retail locations around Missouri and searched online to get fireworks for this weekend’s celebrations.

“I’m usually shopping at firework stores that are indoors rather than firework tents,” he said. “A lot of the fireworks tents that I have seen along the roads seem to be pretty picked over.”

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List: Where and when you can celebrate the Fourth of July across central Kentucky

LEX18 Lexington KY News 03 July, 2021 - 01:29am

(LEX 18) — If you're still making 4th of July plans, we've compiled a list of events happening across central Kentucky to help you out.

4th of July Celebration: Sunday, July 4th at 6:30 p.m. at Berea City Park Playground (located by Berea Community School off of Ellipse Street).

The celebration will include activities for kids, food trucks, and a free concert. Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m.

Parade: Saturday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in downtown Georgetown, rain or shine.

Fireworks: Sunday, July 4th at Brooking Park. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Music for the fireworks will be broadcast on 87.9FM.

Red, White and Boom in the Burg: Sunday, July 4th at Anderson Dean Community Park (1501 Louisville Rd.). Festivities start at 7:00 p.m., and fireworks will begin at dusk.

Fireworks: Saturday, July 3rd at Anderson County Community Park (1026 County Park Rd.). Fireworks are set to begin just at dusk. The rain date will be Sunday, July 4th.

Tomorrow, July 3, we’ll have our 45th Bluegrass 10,000 Race downtown, starting at 8 am, and amazing fireworks launched at @RJCormanRR downtown at 10 pm (park free in @CentralBankCntr parking lot off High St). Come celebrate the birth of our country! (2/2)https://t.co/pgqnV2IAbW

Patriotic Concert: Friday, July 2nd at the Moondance Amphitheater (1152 Monarch St.). The MetroGnomes will play a free outdoor concert at 7:00 p.m.

Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run: Saturday, July 3rd from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Fireworks: Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 p.m.

People are encouraged to come downtown and park for free in the Central Bank Center parking lot off of High Street.

More Fireworks: Sunday, July 4th at 10:00 p.m. during Proud Mary BBQ's "Rock Between the Bridges." The event starts at 2:00 p.m. and there will be live music throughout the day.

Sparks in the Park: Saturday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to dusk at Walter Bradley Park (399 Dudley St.). There will be live music, games, and activities for the kids, including a bounce house.

The City of Midway will be providing a free BBQ dinner as well as free ice cream served by Railroad Drug (while supplies last).

First Friday Market: Friday, July 2nd in downtown Mt. Sterling from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Fireworks: Friday, July 2nd near Silver Creek Restaurant & Bar (350 Silver Lake Dr.). Show starts at dark.

The Barnyard Entertainment Venue is also having its opening day. Several artists, including Sawyer Brown, will take the stage. Get tickets here.

Fireworks: Sunday, July 4th at RJ Corman Railroad Group Headquarters on US 27

Limited parking will be available on the R. J. Corman property near the launch site. Gates will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (or until reaching capacity) at the intersection of Wilmore Road (KY-29) and April Highway across the road from the Lone Oak subdivision entrance. Tickets will not be required at the entrance, and parking is free of charge.

Fireworks: Saturday, July 3rd at the Bourbon County Park-Legion Drive at the Fairgrounds.

4th of July Extravaganza at Lake Reba: Sunday, July 4th at 5:00 p.m.

The event will take place on July 4th, 2021 at the Ann L. Durham Lake Reba Recreational Complex. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., and live concerts featuring three bands will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Fireworks will take place at around 10:00 p.m. following the concerts.

Fireworks: Sunday, July 4th at the County Park (275 Beasley Rd.). The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include food vendors, a dance contest, and a DJ. The fireworks show begins at 10:00 p.m.

Parade: Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

The parade will leave from Wilmore Elementary School and head up E. Main St. and turn right on Lexington Ave. The best viewing areas will be downtown and in front of Asbury University and Asbury Seminary on Lexington Ave.

Festival: Saturday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the parade.

The festival will take place at the Wilmore Municipal Center located at 210 S. Lexington Ave. Parking is limited but there are other parking lots nearby, such as at the former Wesbanco, Mt. Freedom Baptist Church & Asbury Library parking lots.

Fireworks: Friday, July 2nd at Lykins Park (1601 Mt Sterling Rd.). Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m.

This list will be updated as we learn more information.

Where to watch fireworks this weekend in Western Pennsylvania

TribLIVE 03 July, 2021 - 01:29am

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Though many Fourth of July celebrations were nixed last year, fireworks are back throughout Western Pennsylvania this weekend.

Here are some spots to watch the fireworks and enjoy other celebrations during the holiday weekend:

The City of Pittsburgh is hosting a Fourth of July celebration on Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Point State Park. The celebration includes patriotic music and food vendors, followed by fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico, beginning at twilight (around 9:45 p.m.). The event will be broadcast on WPXI-TV.

“It’s time to get together and celebrate our life and independence — together,” Mayor Bill Peduto said. “After a year of suffering, there is no better way to do that than joining our neighbors for the most Pittsburgh of all things, which of course is a giant fireworks display.”

• Avalon: The 2021 North Boroughs Community Day on Saturday will feature live music, food and raffle drawings from 6 p.m. till dusk at Avalon Community Park. The festivities will conclude with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Brentwood will host a parade on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. and a fireworks display at Brentwood Park at 9:30 p.m.

• Carnegie: On Saturday, festivities — like concession stands, food trucks and live music — will begin at Carnegie Park at 2 p.m. The day will conclude with fireworks.

• Crafton: Events at Crafton Park on Sunday begin with the Thomas J. Witt Memorial Fire Cracker 5K Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. In the evening, a fire truck parade with Crafton Volunteer Fire Department will start at 6, followed by a band at 7:30 and fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

• Dormont: A Dormont Day celebration is slated for Sunday. The “largest fireworks display in Dormont’s history” will celebrate Independence Day — as well as the pool’s 100th anniversary. The pool will be open from 1 p.m. till 6 p.m. and the community is invited to celebrate with food and fireworks at the pool parking lot and hillside from 7:30 till 9:30 p.m.

• Findlay: Findlay Township’s Independence Day Celebration — which features entertainment like a DJ, balloon artist and free giveaways — will end with fireworks by Pyrotechnico around 9:45 on Saturday at the Recreation and Sports Complex on Route 30.

• Leetsdale: Though the parade and carnival were cancelled, a fireworks display will be held on Sunday at dusk.

• McKeesport: The Summer Concert Series will open at 7 p.m. on Sunday, featuring the Vogues. The show will be followed by fireworks around 9:45 p.m. at 3625 Jimmy Beaumont Boulevard.

• Monroeville: There will be a fireworks display at the Monroeville Mall Annex around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

• Moon: Moon Township will host a 4th of July Celebration on Sunday at Moon Park. The event begins with food vendors and family activities at 4 p.m. and will include performances, a flag ceremony and fireworks slated for 10 p.m.

• Mt. Lebanon: On Sunday, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. will follow a free concert at 7:30. Both will be hosted at Mt. Lebanon Main Park, with a rain date of July 5.

• Scott: The township is hosting fireworks at Scott Park around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

• Shaler: Shaler’s Community Day on Sunday at Kiwanis Park will feature a band at 7 p.m., a military recognition ceremony at 8 and fireworks at dusk. Monday will serve as the rain date.

• South Fayette & Upper St. Clair: South Fayette and Upper St. Clair are teaming up for a fireworks display on Sunday. The fireworks will be launched from Fairview Park and should be visible at several locations throughout the communities, including from Boyce Mayview Park.

• Saxonburg: The Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company is teaming up with New Life Christian Ministries to set off fireworks around dusk on Saturday at the Carnival Ground.

• Tarentum: Summit Hose Volunteer Fire Company is holding a fireworks display on Saturday at at Dreshar Stadium starting at 10 p.m.

• Champion: Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hosting a three-day weekend celebration. A fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday will cost $20 per car.

• Connellsville: Fireworks will be launched at 9:45 on Arch Street as part of the Dave Reed Rockin’ Rib Fest from 4 till 11 p.m. on Saturday.

• Farmington: At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, fireworks will be launched at the airstrip behind The Chateau and The Peak parking area at 9:30 p.m., with the Sunset Terrace show at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. It’s part of the resort’s Party in the USA celebration with a concert by Train.

• Hempfield: The Revolutionary War settlement and first county seat, Hanna’s Town, is hosting a free Independence Day celebration on Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Members of Proctor’s Militia will present living history displays and the Declaration of Independence will be read at 2 p.m. Visitors can also explore a new exhibit called “Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man,” which highlights the local and regional history of woodworking and carpentry, featuring historic woodworking tools, furnishings, photographs, documents and stories across centuries.

• Latrobe: A day of activities in the city on Saturday will conclude with fireworks at the Memorial Stadium Parking lot at 131 Irving Avenue at 9:45 p.m.

• Latrobe to Mt. Pleasant Township: The Westmoreland County Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of PA will hold its second annual Patriot Thunder ride on Saturday. The ride will begin at 11 a.m. at Latrobe Elementary School and end around 2 p.m. at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant Township. The cost for the ride is $10, with proceeds benefiting the Officer Dale T. Provins Jr. Memorial Scholarship at California University of Pennsylvania. Food, music and raffles follow the ride.

• Ligonier Township: Idlewild and SoakZone is hosting a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

• Mt. Pleasant: The Party in the Park event will include fireworks at Mt. Pleasant Gazebo, Washington and South Diamond Streets at dusk on Saturday.

• Mt. Pleasant: The first Mike Reese Memorial 5K Roast, Run & Family Fun Event will be hosted at Mammoth Park on Sunday. In honor of the late lawmaker, friends wanted to “help start the foundation (that Reese’s wife Angela) wants to create in his memory, as well as do something for families,” said Dawn Keefer, whose husband, David, was Reese’s frequent running partner. The 5K run will start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by an 11:30 a.m. pig roast and an afternoon of raffles, games and more.

Julia Felton is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Julia at 724-226-7724, jfelton@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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