Fireworks

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Dates Fireworks May be Sold

Fireworks may be sold from June 27 through July 4. For the 2023 year, aerial fireworks will not be sold in Wichita city limits.

Shooting Times

Shooting fireworks is allowed from 10 am to midnight. In 2023, aerial fireworks are allowed to be shot off July 1 through 4.

Allowed Fireworks

This year (2023), aerial fireworks will be allowed to be shot off within Wichita city limits from July 1 through 4 from 10 am to midnight. All non-aerial fireworks are allowed to be shot off from June 27 through July 4.

Firework Safety Tips

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses, and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire

Violations

  • First-time violations will result in a $1,000 fine and/or 50 community service hours, plus court fines.
  • Second-time violations will result in a $1,500 fine.
  • Third-time violations will result in a $2,000 fine.
  • Wichita firefighters and Wichita police officers will be patrolling throughout the fireworks season.
  • From June 30 to July 5, residents can make firework-related nuisance reports from 6 pm to 3 am at the non-emergency number, 316-290-1011.
  • Adults can be cited for juveniles violating the ordinance.
  • Property owners/occupants will be held responsible for violations of the ordinance on their property.
  • There will be increased enforcement focused on writing citations for violations and confiscating illegal fireworks.
  • Aerial fireworks can only be shot on July 1 through 4, from 10 am to midnight. Outside of these dates and times, citations will be issued.
  • Safe and Sane fireworks do not exceed 15 feet in height and can only be shot on June 27 through July 4, from 10 am to midnight. Outside of these dates and times, citations will be issued.

Contact

For more information, please email the Community Risk Reduction Division or call 316-268-4441.