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New Fireworks Laws in USA

There has been a massive overhaul of the laws regulating the sale and firing of fireworks in the state of Phoenix, Arizona recently. The Governor, Jan Brewer has created quite a stir as the laws have been changed to avoid the larger counties having a blanket ban on fireworks.

The basics of the new regulations are:

Small counties can limit fireworks sales and use during times of high fire danger.
Fireworks can be sold and only fired within a week-long window around the 4th July and New Year’s Eve.
The cities of Maricopa and Pima counties have been barred from disallowing fireworks.
Fines and penalties for setting off fireworks on preserved lands have been increased.
Tightened limits on the types of fireworks which can be used – No aerial fireworks allowed – that means that there can be no shells or rockets.
Last year, thanks to the tightening of the laws of firework sales/use, there were no reports of injuries from fireworks in 2013.

The regulations for the sale of fireworks in the USA vary from state to state. In fact, in some areas you are not allowed to buy fireworks but you are able to fire them but in the next state along, it may work in reverse where you can buy pyro, you just aren’t allowed to set them off.

However odd we may believe them to be, if you consider that July 4th is in the middle of summertime and more importantly, the temperatures in Arizona daily reach a staggering 94 degrees (we start wilting and moaning at around 80 degrees here in the UK) there are bound to be legitimate worries about the fire risk which under the circumstances is perfectly understandable.

We sincerely hope that these new statutes bring the continued advances in maintaining the safety of the general public and that they can still continue to enjoy fireworks for Independence and New Years celebrations for many years to come.

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Philadelphia 4th July Fireworks 2011

Philadelphia Fireworks 2011 (30)

WHAT: Independence Day Fireworks
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
WHEN: 4th July 2011
WHAT TIME: 10.30 p.m

This Fourth of July 2011, celebrate America’s independence with incredible fireworks in Philadelphia during the annual “Wawa Welcome America! 

Where to Watch the Fireworks on the 4th July:

There are several great places to watch the amazing fireworks.

– Lemon Hill
– Benjamin Franklin Parkway
– Boathouse Row
– Kelly Drive
– Martin Luther King Drive
– Schuylkill River Park

Time: The fireworks display is estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m

Where to Watch the Concert:

The best place from which to watch the concert is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Giant screens and huge speakers will broadcast the concert all along the Parkway.

Viewing Tips:

The early bird catches the worm – Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic. If you get to the Parkway early, you’ll be able to grab a great location for viewing the concert and the fireworks.

Concert Details & Performers
Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., July 4, 2011

The Roots will headline this year’s concert and curate the rest of the festival.

July 4th Parade in Historic Philadelphia, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 4, 2011
This year, Philadelphia’s main parade fittingly takes place in Historic Philadelphia. Don’t miss it!

Party on the Parkway Festival, 12 noon – 6 p.m., July 4, 2011
Bring your appetite and your red, white and blue apparel as an exciting, family-friendly festival stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway from The Franklin to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Insider Tip

Bring lawn chairs, drinks, sun cream, camera, a blanket and a picnic while you watch the parade. Then stay for the concert and fireworks. If you arrive early, you’ll be able to grab a great location for viewing all three.

Here is some video footage from 2010. Enjoy and God Bless America.

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Americafest 2010 celebrates 4th of July, Pasadena

Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena Ca

WHAT: Americafest 2010
WHERE: Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
WHEN: 4th of July
WHAT TIME: 9pm

Pasadena will celebrate Independence Day in the usual California style with a stunning display that is billed as the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California.

What better venue for such an event than the Rose Bowl Stadium? Built-in 1922 this historic landmark has played host to massive occasions such as NFL Super Bowl and the New Years Tournament of Roses Football Game (that’s American football for our UK readers).

A day for all to enjoy, Americafest at the Rose Bowl Stadium kicks of at 2pm with a family fun festival and food court. A Military Tribute to the Drum Corps International Performance at 7pm and the main event, the Americafest Fireworks Display at 9pm sharp. The Fireworks will be set off by PyroSpectaculars and is set to impress with a patriotic display fitting for the 4th of July, America’s birthday.

This will be a full day of entertainment and safe family fun. Music food and fireworks, what more do you need for the 4th July?

Get on down to the Rose Bowl, Pasadena on July 4th to witness one of the best fireworks displays in all of Cali.

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