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I’ve already heard a bunch of fireworks this year, and I’m guessing you have, too. Of course, if you want to set off fireworks, you want to make sure it’s within your rights, and Michigan has some very specific fireworks laws.

First of all, you’ll want to check your local laws. Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 (Public Act 256) was amended in December 2018 to give local government entities the ability to control the days and times for their residents to use consumer fireworks via a local ordinance.

That said, there are still some “safe haven” days and times for getting your fireworks on. Regardless of the local government laws, state law mandates requires that fireworks must be allowed on the following days, after 11:00 a.m.:

  • December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1
  • The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day, until 11:45 p.m.
  • June 29 to July 4, until 11:45 p.m.
  • July 5, if it falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
  • The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day, until 11:45 p.m.

Also, in Michigan, consumer fireworks are required to meet Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards. People 18 years of age and older are able to purchase fireworks from licensed facilities. Have fun, and be safe!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!