Kitsap County Fireworks Information

***This page will be updated for 2021 as it nears July 4th***​

2020 Fireworks Information

Celebrate Safely, Kitsap!

"Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home" is the best advice for this Fourth of July, say fire officials

(KITSAP COUNTY, Wash.) -- In the wake of canceled public events and fireworks shows, local fire officials are urging Kitsap County residents to make safe choices as they look for alternate ways to mark the coming Fourth of July holiday.

As first responders, they see the results first-hand when things go awry. So, the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs Association has joined with the Kitsap County Fire Marshal to ask the public to celebrate safely. 

Kitsap County Fire Marshal David Lynam says, "The pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives, including how we honor the anniversary of our nation's birth.  With no professional fireworks shows available, we're concerned about more consumer fireworks use and the associated increases in fires and injuries." The same advice that's been offered throughout the COVID-19 event applies to the Fourth of July, too, notes Lynam. "Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home."

Consumer fireworks cause nearly 20,000 fires annually in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's latest annual report on fireworks says that these products caused over 9,000 emergency room visits in 2018.  The region's trauma and burn center -- Harborview Medical Center -- reported treating dozens for fireworks injuries in 2019.  Both nationally and regionally, children are the age group most impacted by fireworks.

Adding to fire officials' concerns are some long-range weather forecasts suggesting that local fire danger may increase significantly with rising temperatures and little rainfall predicted through June 30.  Escaped controlled fires are the leading cause of wildland fires except around the Fourth of July when fireworks spark the majority of these incidents.

To reduce the impact of non-emergency calls into Kitsap 911, persons concerned about fireworks use who aren't reporting immediate threats to life or property can call a special line -- 360-307-5811 -- between 8 a.m. on July 1 through 5 a.m. on July 6.

Kitsap County Fireworks Frequently Asked Questions

When am I allowed to set off fireworks?

You can set off fireworks on July 4, 2020 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm in unincorporated Kitsap County.

Is there a ban again on certain fireworks this year?

There are no bans on legal fireworks this year.  See below for a listing of fireworks that are illegal in Washington State.

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When and where can I purchase fireworks?

Retail sales begin 12:00 noon June 28, 2020, and end 10:00 pm July 4, 2020.  Fireworks can be purchased at the following stands in unincorporated Kitsap County:

Walmart #2317 - 6797 State Hwy 303 NE, Bremerton 98311

Safeway - 1401 NE McWilliams Road, Bremerton 98311

Fred Meyer - 5050 State Hwy 303 NE, Bremerton 98311

Crossroads Neighborhood Church - 7555 Old Military Road NE, Bremerton 98311

Chevron - 7968 Seabeck Hwy NW, Bremerton 98312

Silverdale Plaza - 2890 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale 98383

All-Star Lanes - 2772 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale 98383

Costco - 10000 Mickelberry Road NW, Silverdale 98383

When and where are the local shows in Kitsap County? 

There are no display shows in Kitsap County for the 2020 4th of July holiday.

Where can I set off fireworks?

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.  Remember, it is always illegal to:

  • Discharge fireworks in any Washington State Park or Kitsap County Park
  • Discharge fireworks on state or federal land, including those managed by the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Discharge fireworks on public property, including public streets, sidewalks, parking lots, or school property.
  • Discharge fireworks on private property without the owner's permission, and to discharge fireworks from private property onto public property

How do I dispose of my used fireworks?

  • Soak them in a bucket of water for at least 15 minutes

  • Wrap them in plastic

  • Put 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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