Kitsap County Fireworks Information


**This information was published for the 2021 4th of July season. This page will be updated for the 2022 season as it gets closer.**

"Let's Celebrate Safely, Kitsap!"

The Kitsap Sun published a great article July 1, 2021 regarding the upcoming 4th of July season.  Click here to read more: Kitsap Sun Article_0701.pdf

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Kitsap County Fireworks Frequently Asked Questions

When am I allowed to set off fireworks?

You can set off fireworks on July 4, 2021 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm in unincorporated Kitsap County. 

How do I report illegal firework discharge?

To report non-threatening firework complaints online, go to:

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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What is the process to ban fireworks all together?

Kitsap County Code Chapter 10.48.013 allows the Board of Commissioners, after conducting a public hearing, to adopt by resolution emergency limitations or prohibitions on the sale or use of fireworks if drought or other conditions pose a threat to public health, safety and welfare. The emergency limitations are temporary and reasons necessitating them must be clearly defined.  

Public hearings require 10 days advance notice and there isn’t time before the 4th of July holiday weekend to do this. 

How is Kitsap County fire danger monitored?

The Kitsap County Fire Marshal continues to monitor fire danger reports from the Department of Natural Resources and compares those to local conditions as well as consults regularly with county fire chiefs. According to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Kitsap County’s current fire danger level is moderate 

Kitsap County is currently under a Phase 1 Burn Ban, which prohibits all outdoor burning permits and all other burning except for recreational or cooking fires in approved devices and locations.  

When and where can I purchase fireworks?

Retail sales begin 12:00 noon June 28, 2021, and end 10:00 pm July 4, 2021.  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? 

See a joint statement issued June 29 from the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs Association, urging the public to forego the use of private fireworks to limit the accidental ignition of fires and prevent injury. 

Kingston - July 4, 2021 - Kingston 4th of July Celebration - Parade, music festival and fireworks

Bainbridge Island - July 4, 2021 - Grand Old 4th "Pandemic Edition" - No fireworks

Port Orchard - July 10, 2021 - Wave Broadband Fireworks Show over Sinclair Inlet

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.