Fireworks sales booming ahead of Fourth of July weekend


WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa. 02 July, 2021 - 05:23pm 37 views

Are fireworks legal in Oregon?

Oregon has restrictive laws, banning any fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air, even in areas without a weather-related fireworks ban. KGW.comLaws prevent statewide fireworks bans in Oregon, Washington

Where are fireworks banned in Washington state?

IT IS ALWAYS ILLEGAL TO: Discharge fireworks in any Washington State Park or Snohomish County Park. Discharge fireworks on federal land, including those managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service. snohomishcountywa.govFireworks

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

Nationwide, an estimated 15,600 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries, and at least 18 died, up from 10,000 injuries and 12 deaths the previous year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

At the same time, the American Pyrotechnics Association reported that consumer revenue from fireworks sales grew to a record-setting $1.9 billion, up from $1 billion the year before. That translated into 385.8 million pounds of fireworks, up from 248.9 million pounds.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission speculated the increases might be related to the cancellation of public fireworks displays in response to Covid-19 lockdowns.

In Los Angeles, where most consumer fireworks are illegal, trauma surgeon Dr. Kenji Inaba and his colleagues at LAC+USC Medical Center were so struck by the unusual volume of ballistic and burn wounds they treated last year that they counted them up.

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Go Fourth: With state health orders loosened, the Land of Enchantment gears up to celebrate Independence Day safely

Albuquerque Journal 02 July, 2021 - 09:28pm

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Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the country’s independence.

This year as state health orders have been loosened, communities around the state are prepared to host events – safely.

Of course, there are some firework restrictions in the majority of the state.


If shooting off fireworks personally, be aware of the fire risk. Here are some public events taking place around the state:

Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are partnering to take Independence Day fireworks displays to each quadrant of the metro area, giving people a chance to watch from near their homes and avoid mass gatherings in any one area.

The displays will be set to music broadcast on AM and FM radio.

Residents watch fireworks over the city from Pat Hurley Park on July Fourth last year. This year, the city will again launch fireworks from four locations. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

According to the city, as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of large events such as Albuquerque’s annual Freedom Fourth celebration at Balloon Fiesta Park, local leaders developed a plan to spread the fireworks displays across the metro area to give families a chance to enjoy a show from home.

“This is a different kind of summer for Albuquerque, but our city is working to keep our community’s traditions going in safe, meaningful ways,” Mayor Tim Keller says. “Launching fireworks in each quadrant of the metro will allow families to commemorate our country’s founding while keeping everyone safe and healthy.”

The four fireworks displays will launch from the Ladera Golf Course, North Domingo Baca Park, Los Altos Golf Course and Tom Tenorio Park.

There will also be an event at Balloon Fiesta Park. Those tickets are $20 per vehicle, and information can be found at

“Bernalillo County is proud to celebrate the Fourth by joining with the city in this great event,” Bernalillo County Commissioner Stephen Michael Quezada says. “We encourage everyone to get your grills going and enjoy a great night of food and fireworks fun from your own backyard.”

The sites will be closed to the public several hours ahead of the planned launch time of 9:20 p.m. (weather permitting), for safety reasons.

The city is strongly discouraging residents from gathering near the launch sites, and there will be personnel at each launch site. Street parking around each site will also be restricted in the hours leading up to the launch time and throughout the event.

Arizona-based band Gin Blossoms will perform a free show in Las Cruces for the city’s Fourth of July celebration. (Courtesy of New Mexico State University)

Multiplatinum-selling alternative rock band Gin Blossoms will headline Las Cruces’ annual Fourth of July celebration concert and fireworks display. At the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, on the New Mexico State University campus, the free concert will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 4, followed by the fireworks.

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats will open the show.

The annual Fourth of July celebration brings the Las Cruces community together with an Electric Light Parade on July 3 and a concert and fireworks show on the Fourth. For information concerning schedules, locations and event details, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575-541-2550.

The Socorro Rodeo & Sports Complex will be the venue to host music, dancing and more to celebrate the holiday.

Reservations are required for RV Camping ($30), tailgate and dry camping ($15) if you want to bring your own grill, and for-profit ($50) and nonprofit ($25) vendors. Tailgating requires a reservation and a tailgate space.

Entry to the rodeo arena is free and features live bands and space to dance, picnic area on the soccer fields where you can pitch a tent or shade structure, water slide and jump balloon and, of course, the spectacular fireworks.

Officials urge visitors to bring their own chairs, blankets, tarps and sunscreen.

Scheduled to perform are Suavecito, Blue Monday, The Murillos, Flat Note Society and the Socorro Community Band.

The city will hold its Fourth of July celebration at the Campus Park at City Center.

“Campus Park is the city’s new quality of life facility that builds on Rio Rancho’s cultural identity, and I couldn’t be happier to celebrate its opening with an unrestricted event,” Mayor Gregg Hull says.

The 44th Army Band will perform in Rio Rancho for Fourth of July. (Courtesy of

Campus Park, featuring the Sky Room outdoor performance space and amphitheater, will open to the public for some summer fun. Spectators will enjoy live music by the 44th Army Band and a the New Mexico Philharmonic. After the performances, a fireworks show will begin. Admission to these events is free. For those wishing to view only the fireworks and not wanting to attend the musical performances or visit Campus Park, ample parking will be available in the multiple lots surrounding City Center. Visitors may park in the lots and tailgate as they enjoy a dazzling fireworks display. Performances begin at 6 p.m., with the fireworks expected at 9:15 p.m.

All event start times are subject to weather and may be canceled due to such conditions as rain, wind, or lightning. Admission is free. Parking and park seating space are available first come, first served. Blankets, umbrellas and coolers are permitted.

Taos’ Hometown Fourth of July Celebration will be headlined by Los Lobos.

This year’s event is free and will be held at Kit Carson Park.

Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos will headline this years Fourth of July celebration in Taos. (Courtesy of Piero F Giunt)

Gates open at 4 p.m., and musical performances begin at 4:30 p.m., with Los Lobos taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. with their unique, boldly unpredictable sound that merges the diverse musical genres of rock and R&B, surf music and soul, mariachi and música norteña, punk rock and country honed over five decades. The all-ages event culminates with Fourth of July fireworks after Los Lobos. Reservations are required at

The city is collaborating with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Place Mall to celebrate the holiday.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road.

The free event will have face painting, live music and food truck vendors. The music lineup consists of Dream Noise, JJ and the Hooligans, Fun Addix, Sol Fire and Nosotros.

The fireworks display is expected to begin at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah 02 July, 2021 - 09:20pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Here's where to watch professional fireworks shows during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Remember, state officials are asking residents to hold off on lighting their own fireworks due to the possibility of starting wildfires during the current drought.

The following shows all take place SATURDAY, JULY 3:

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