As we lead up to the 4th of July in our country, it's important to be reminded of the rules that are involved in setting off fireworks.

It's July in the United States, which means there's going to be a lot of one thing in particular: fireworks. Private citizens, cities, towns, businesses, and more are going to be lighting and setting off fireworks for the Fourth of July in celebration of our Nation's independence. But as with most items that carry some potential danger to them, there are lots of laws surrounding fireworks.

Here's what you can expect when it comes to laws regarding lighting fireworks in Michigan;

When Can I Set Off Fireworks in Michigan?

There are only a few times in the year that Michiganders can legally light off fireworks. And while you can use fireworks to ring in the New Year, and to commemorate Memorial Day and Labor Day, we're going to focus on Fourth of July festivities.

For Fourth of July celebrations, fireworks can be set off every day starting June 29th and going through July 4th, technically July 5th if the 5th falls on a Friday or Saturday.

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Fireworks can be set off any time from 11 am to 11:45 pm. Keep that in mind, if you're someone who hates that fireworks are going off at ungodly hours, if it's before 11:45 pm, it's legal. The Bath Township PD nails it in their Facebook post.

Where Can I Buy Fireworks in Michigan?

In order to purchase fireworks, you need to be 18 years or older. However, that does not apply to "low-impact fireworks", such as sparklers, toy snakes, snaps, and poppers.

Otherwise, those old enough to purchase fireworks can do so at any licensed facility.

Where Can I Light Off Fireworks in Michigan?

If you're looking for a place to shoot off fireworks, that can be a little trickier. If you live in a suburb that is pretty densely populated, you may not have a lot of backyard space to light fireworks. Keep in mind, that even if that's the case, you CANNOT light fireworks on public property. That means streets and sidewalks are a no-go.

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So there you go, now you know the law of the land when it comes to lighting off fireworks this Fourth of July. Stay safe out there, I don't wanna hear any stories about people and missing digits after the holiday.

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