Celebrating our nation’s independence is a great time to enjoy family, friends and fireworks. As we prepare for the July 4th celebration, it is important to remember both the laws and safety tips that will ensure everyone has a fun and safe holiday.
What kinds are fireworks are allowed in Parker?
“Safe and sane” fireworks are permitted on private property only within Town limits. All other fireworks are illegal and are prohibited in Parker, including on private property. “Safe and sane” fireworks include fountains, wheels, spinners, illuminating torches, dipped sticks, sparklers, snakes and glow worms. Any fireworks that leave the ground or explode do not fall in the allowable "safe and sane" category and are illegal in Parker.
Does Parker have a professional fireworks show for the community?
The Town Parker puts on the annual Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration on July 4, which includes food vendors, family activities, live music and a fantastic fireworks show. We encourage residents to stay safe with the dry weather and come to our great event instead of setting off personal fireworks. If you are planning to set off fireworks, please keep fire danger in mind and take the safety precautions listed below.
Fireworks Safety Tips
Children should only be permitted to use fireworks under close adult supervision. Do not allow any running or horseplay. Be mindful that sparklers, often considered “safe” fireworks, burn at a very high temperature and can ignite clothing.
If you plan on setting off fireworks, do it outdoors in a clear area, away from houses, dry leaves or grass and other flammable materials.
Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them in water and throw them away.
Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
Never light fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.
Keep unused fireworks away from the firing area.
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Always check instructions for special storage directions.
Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework when lighting.