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Enjoy a Safe Fourth of July Holiday!


Whether you live in a city or unincorporated King County, watching a professional fireworks show is a great way to enjoy pyrotechnic fun on the July 4th holiday while minimizing the risk of wildfires, house fires or injury. Here are a number of fireworks shows planned in King County:


For do-it-yourselfers…Be sure to check the fireworks laws that apply to your area:


Unincorporated King County:  Fireworks may be discharged only on Thursday, July 4, between 9 a.m. and midnight. Use only approved, legal fireworks from reliable Washington State and King County Fire Marshal licensed retailers. Fireworks are not allowed on any King County Parks properties — except for authorized fireworks displays (see list above). Click here for details.


City of Snoqualmie Fireworks Laws: Hours of discharge of legal fireworks: July 4, 9 a.m. to midnight. No aerial devices are allowed in Snoqualmie. No fireworks may be possessed or discharged at any public park. All fireworks retail stands in Snoqualmie sell only fireworks that are legal in Snoqualmie. Some fireworks sold at state-approved stands and tribal reservations are illegal in Snoqualmie city limits, including possession and discharge. Click here for details.


City of North Bend Fireworks Restrictions: Only common fireworks are legal within the North Bend city limits and may only be discharged between 9 a.m. and midnight on July 4th. It is unlawful to sell fireworks to any persons under the age of 16 years. Sky lanterns are banned in Washington State. Click here for details.


King County urges those who choose to celebrate at home to follow the three B’s: 1) Be prepared before lighting any firework; 2) Be safe when fireworks are being lit; and, 3) Be responsible after fireworks are done. Additional safety tips include:

  • Use only approved, legal fireworks from reliable Washington State and King County Fire Marshal-licensed retailers.
  • You must be at least 16 years old, with photo identification, to purchase fireworks.
  • Always have a responsible adult light all fireworks.
  • Have a charged garden hose or fire extinguisher, and bucket of water, handy.
  • Use fireworks outdoors only—away from buildings, houses with wood exteriors, trees, and dry fields.
  • Avoid aerial fireworks.
  • Light one item at a time, move away quickly, and have everyone keep a safe distance.
  • If a device does not light or fire, an adult should wait at least five minutes before approaching it.
  • Soak used fireworks in water before disposing of them.
  • Keep pets safe. Use eye protection. Clean up all debris.
  • If it has a stick or fins and it goes up, or if it explodes, it is illegal in Washington State.


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Have a fun and safe holiday!