Fireworks in St. Clair Shores: What's Legal, What's Safe, and Where to Buy Them
Creating some sparks this Fourth of July? Here's a look at everything you need to know before lighting off that bottle rocket.
Will your Fourth of July be a quiet evening of barbecuing and chatting with family, or one filled with the "oohs" and "ahhs" of a fireworks show?
If your answer was the latter, here's what you need to know to have a safe, legal, fireworks-filled Fourth of July.
Know the Law: Michigan law now allows purchase and use of consumer fireworks, but St. Clair Shores ordinance laws on noise and nuisances also apply. Learn more about the state and local laws on St. Clair Shores Patch.
Where to Buy Them: St. Clair Shores has two locations selling fireworks.
Safety Tips: St. Clair Shores police will be on the lookout for violations–and the last thing anyone wants is an injury or a yard on fire. The St. Clair Shores fire marshal recommends these safety tips:
- Obey all local laws.
- Read and follow labels on the fireworks.
- Have a responsible adult present.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
- Use fireworks outdoors only, and at a safe and recommended distance from homes and other structures.
- Don’t apporach fireworks that do not go off.
- Nevery point or throw fireworks at people or animals.
- Light only one firework at time.
- Launch fireworks from a paved structure.
- Call 911 if someone is injured by a firework, or if an ember starts a fire.
How to Photograph Them: Don't spend hundreds of dollars for a show and then take blurry photos of it. A Patch photographer has crafted a handy visual guide to photographing your fireworks. Read it here.
Create Fireworks in the Kitchen: If booms, bangs and bright flashes of light don't suit you, just make sparks fly by cooking up something delicious in the kitchen or on the grill. A Patch contributor has provided some of her favorite recipes. Now you tell us yours.
Happy Fourth of July!
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