Fireworks safety

To enjoy fireworks safely, know the rules and see our safety tips.

Minneapolis fireworks rules

  • Your fireworks must be nonexplosive. Examples of approved fireworks include:
    • Sparklers
    • Cones
    • Snakes
  • Use your fireworks on your own property.
  • Do not use your fireworks on public property, including:
    • Roads
    • Alleys
    • Schools
    • Parks
Blue and pink fireworks in the night sky

Safety tips


  • Read and follow the directions on your fireworks.
  • Only adults should use fireworks.
  • Launch fireworks at a safe place outdoors.
  • Stay away from animals.
  • Stay away from anything that could easily catch on fire.
  • Keep fireworks away from children.
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.


  • Do not light fireworks inside a container, such as a bottle or can.
  • Do not consume any alcoholic beverages while using fireworks.
  • Do not relight fireworks that fail to work properly on the first try.
  • Do not take fireworks apart to create your own fireworks.
  • Do not bring your pets outside while using fireworks.

Contact us

David Carson

Community Risk Reduction Officer






Minneapolis Fire Department
350 Fifth St. S., Room 133
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Office hours

7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday