"Let's Celebrate Safely, Kitsap!"
Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people truly understand and recognize the associated risks—devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.
Let's all work together to have celebrate safely in Kitsap County.
You can set off fireworks on July 4, 2022 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm in unincorporated Kitsap County. Incorporated cities set their own rules and regulations regarding fireworks. Check with you City offices for information for City residents.
A message from the Kitsap County Fire Chief's Association…
The Kitsap County Fire Chiefs wish everyone a safe and happy July 4th . The July 4th holiday is a busy time for firefighters and EMS responders. We encourage you to leave fireworks to the professionals and take advantage of public fireworks displays this July 4th holiday.
Legal fireworks in Washington State are defined in RCW 70.77.126. See this flyer to help you choose legal fireworks for your celebration.
Firework stands and tents open noon, Tuesday, June 28. Sales continue through various times on the 4th. This is a list of approved fireworks stands and tents in unincorporated Kitsap County. Check with the individual cities for sales information in city limits.
There are two local fireworks displays in Kitsap County. Visit the websites provided for more information about these displays.
Kingston - Parade, Tiny Town & Fun Zone, music and fireworks. Go to www.kingston4thofjuly.com for more information.
Port Orchard - Fathoms of Fun Festival and Fireworks show. Go to fathomsofun.org for more information.
It is always best practice to discharge fireworks from your own property and assure that no part of the firework including burning embers leaves your property. Individuals and property owners may be held liable in civil courts for any damage caused to persons or property caused by firework discharge.
It is always illegal to:
Soak them in a bucket of water for at least 15 minutesWrap them in plasticPut them in your garbage
The water will contain heavy metals, so it is recommended that you dump the leftover water on gravel or grass – not down a sink or storm drain where it can pollute groundwater, streams, or Puget Sound.
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