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Chances are, you’re going to hear fireworks at some point this weekend. So, when are you allowed to shoot those fire sparkles into the air?

Locally, your local government entity is allowed to restrict the days and times for their residents to use consumer fireworks with a local ordinance, according to Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 (Public Act 256), which was amended in 2018.

However, no matter the local restrictions, Michigan law overrides that to allow fireworks the following remaining days, anytime 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’s on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
  • The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day, until 11:45 p.m.

For more on the legislation and specifics on the kinds of fireworks that are allowed, go here.

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, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!