Fireworks Selling Seasons by State

Gift shops or stores that handle and/or specialize in fireworks may be permitted to be open Year Round in some U.S. markets to sell you fireworks at any time.

Seasonal Retailers operate locations (stores, tents, trailers, stands) that are only open on a limited basis to sell you fireworks. This might run 1-2 weeks per selling season and can extend up to 30 days or 6 months, again depending upon the state and local ordinances.

The dates listed below are the sale and Consumer pick up dates allowed by State laws for Seasonal Retailers only. An asterisk “ * “ below indicates Seasonal Retailers are not restricted on selling dates. In these cases the opening and closing dates of June 24 - July 4 and Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 are used as generally accepted selling season guidelines:

State July 4th Christmas/New Year's Minimum Age Purchase
ALABAMA June 20 - July 10 Dec 15 - Jan 1 16
ALASKA * *  
ARIZONA * * 16
ARKANSAS June 20 - July 10 Dec 10 - Jan 5 12
CALIFORNIA June 28 - July 6 * 16
COLORADO * * 16
CONNECTICUT * * 16
DELAWARE      
FLORIDA June 20 - July 5 Dec 10 - Jan 2  
GEORGIA * *  
HAWAII June 27 - July 4 Dec 24 - 31 18
IDAHO June 15 - July 5 Dec 25 - Jan 1  
ILLINOIS * *  
INDIANA * * 18
IOWA * *  
KANSAS June 27 - July 5 *  
KENTUCKY * * 16
LOUISIANA June 25 - July 5 Dec 15 - Jan 1 15
MAINE * * 21
MARYLAND * * 16
MASSACHUSETTS      
MICHIGAN * * 18
MINNESOTA * * 18
MISSISSIPPI June 15 - July 5 Dec 5 - Jan 2 12
MISSOURI June 20 - July 10 Dec 20 - Jan 2 14
MONTANA June 24 - July 5 Dec 29 - 31  
NEBRASKA June 25 - July 5 Dec 28 - Jan 1  
NEVADA * *  
NEW HAMPSHIRE * * 21
NEW JERSEY      
NEW MEXICO June 20 - July 6 Dec 26 - Jan 1 16
NEW YORK      
NORTH CAROLINA * *  
NORTH DAKOTA June 27 - July 5 Dec 26 - Jan 1 12
OHIO * *  
OKLAHOMA June 15 - July 6 Dec 15 - Jan 2 12
OREGON June 23 - July 6 * 16
PENNSYLVANIA * * 18
RHODE ISLAND * * 16
SOUTH CAROLINA * * 14
SOUTH DAKOTA June 27 - July 5 Dec 28 - 31  
TENNESSEE June 20 - July 5 Dec 10 - Jan 2 16
TEXAS June 24 - July 4 Dec 20 - Jan 1 16
UTAH June 23 - July 27 Dec 29 - 31  
VERMONT * *  
VIRGINIA * *  
WASHINGTON June 28 - July 6 Dec 27-31 16
WEST VIRGINIA * * 16
WISCONSIN * *  
WYOMING * *