What days of the year am I allowed to shoot off fireworks?



(City Code 15-9 b)


Fireworks may be discharged within the City limits on:


New Year’s Eve          -        10:00 a.m. to      12:00 Midnight


New Year’s Day         -        12:00 a.m. to        1:00 a.m.


July 4th                          -          5:00 p.m. to      12:00 Midnight


It Shall be Unlawful to:


It Shall be Unlawful to:


  1. Discharge fireworks on private property unless permission has been obtained from the owner.
  2. Throw or discharge fireworks from a motor vehicle whether such vehicle is moving or standing still.
  3. Discharge fireworks within 100 feet of any gasoline station or storage area where volatile liquids or gasses are dispensed.
  4. Discharge any rocket of over four (4) ounces.
  5. To release or cause to be released an untethered sky lantern.

Public fireworks display by organizations are permitted after obtaining a special permit from the Fire Chief.


** Each Year the governing body of the City of Evanston may designate City property to be used to legally discharge fireworks. **


Designated Areas for July 4th, 2021 are:

  • Centennial Valley Park Parking Lot, Overthrust Park Parking Lot, and Overthrust Ballfields Parking Lots.




The City of Evanston asks that you please clean-up your fireworks after discharging!

More information on fireworks can be obtained by contacting the Evanston City Clerk at (307) 783-6327.

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