Personal fireworks are illegal almost everywhere - public shows in Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, and Kenmore

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kenmore fireworks over Log Boom Park

Personal fireworks are illegal almost everywhere around us, with some exceptions in Snohomish County between 9am and 11pm on the 4th.

Snohomish County (nearby areas)

Bothell July 4 between 9am – 11pm
Brier July 4 between 9am – 11:59pm
Edmonds Banned
Lynnwood Banned
Mountlake Terrace Banned
Woodway Banned
Snohomish County (unincorporated) July 4 between 9am – 11:59pm

Fireworks illegal in Lake Forest Park
They have even put up signs on the city entrances.

Lake Forest Park says, "It's time to remind everyone that fireworks of all types are prohibited in Lake Forest Park. A violation of the LFP Municipal Code, 8.32.020, could result in a fine of $200.00 or more. Let's all avoid an uncomfortable situation and instead attend one of the many public displays that are available in the area."

Fireworks illegal in Shoreline
"As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, it is important to remember that the sale, possession, use, or discharge of fireworks in the City of Shoreline is illegal. Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them. Shoreline Police enforce the City’s year-round fireworks ban.
"The sale, use, or discharge of fireworks in violation of Shoreline Municipal Code 9.15 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fin in an amount not more than $1,000. Each occurrence is considered a separate violation. A third violation in any three-month period is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine in an amount not more than $5,000. 
"If you hear fireworks in your Shoreline neighborhood, you may report offenders by calling 911 or the Police non-emergency line at (206) 296-3311."

Fireworks illegal in Kenmore
"Personal fireworks are prohibited in Kenmore city limits. To help ensure all have a safe and considerate Fourth of July, the City has a zero tolerance policy and will increase police enforcement the last week of June through the Fourth of July weekend and beyond if necessary. 
"Anyone possessing or discharging fireworks, of any kind, will be arrested and the fireworks confiscated. Fireworks offenses are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine. Nearby communities may have different regulations regarding personal fireworks, but personal fireworks are prohibited in Kenmore."

Fireworks illegal in Seattle
"The Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department would like to remind the public that fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle. 
"The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine."


Now the good news - there are local shows in Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace (the 3rd of July), Kenmore, and Kirkland. And of course, the big show at Gasworks Park on Lake Union in Seattle.

Kenmore's show is from Log Boom Park NE 175th Street and 61st Ave NE, 98028 and can be seen from vantage points all along Lake Washington.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the City of Kenmore by attending a professional fireworks show over Lake Washington. Fireworks will blast off from the Log Boom Park pier. While waiting for the fireworks show, spectators can enjoy park facilities, music, and other activities starting at 8pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. They'll have a couple of food trucks selling hot dogs and meat pies.

Edmonds 4th of July
Edmonds goes all out for the 4th of July with parades and an entire schedule of activities put on by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. The fireworks show is 10pm at Civic Stadium. From the right vantage point, you can see fireworks from Edmonds and Kingston across the water.

Kirkland has a fireworks show 10:15pm at Marina Park. If you find the right vantage point, you might be able to see some of the Kirkland and Kenmore fireworks.

Seafair Summer Fourth at GasWorks Park runs from noon to midnight, with musical performances for the entire time. Notorious for massive crowds, lack of parking, and the traffic jam after the event, this year they are offering reserved seats inside the park for $30 each.

If you are lucky enough to know someone with a balcony over Lake Union, get invited to their party and save all the hassle. Show starts at 10:20pm.

Mountlake Terrace is celebrating the 3rd of July. (see article).


Anonymous,  June 27, 2016 at 6:52 AM  

Shoreline Police, when we call you this year to report illegal fireworks use, please don't tell us that you don't have the staff to deal with it. If you have a law, enforce it.

Anonymous,  June 28, 2016 at 8:33 AM  

Yes, Police, leave that domestic violence issue to simmer a little longer until someone is hurt or killed but by all means rush to the fireworks issue that is really annoying.

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