While Labor Day may not be considered a "fireworks holiday" by everyone, it is one of 10 national holidays on which the use of these colorful explosives is permitted by Michigan law.
Under the state's , residents can ignite, discharge and use consumer fireworks the day before, day of and day after a national holiday.
Although residents across Michigan have asked legislators to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, which was designed to increase revenue to the state and encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states, the law has been neither revised nor repealed to date.
Lawmakers have, however, started to review the law that removed the state ban on bottle rockets, aerial cakes, Roman candles and firecrackers.
St. Clair Shores in July which established general restrictions on the use of the fireworks including:
- Not allowing the ignition of fireworks within 20 feet of an open flame;
- Restriction of excessive use of fireworks for more than 20 minutes;
- No ignition, launch or discharge of fireworks with 50 feet of a residential building or vehicle;
- Fireworks can not be discharged from public property including schools, streets and medians.