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Keeping the Spark Alive: A Guide to Fresh Fireworks

Keeping the Spark Alive: A Guide to Fresh Fireworks

When it comes to fireworks, you may not think that you need to worry about how fresh they are but trust us, the fresher your fireworks are the better your display will be.

Whether you're gearing up for a spectacular event or a cozy backyard bonfire, knowing how to keep your fireworks fresh ensures that they'll light up the night with the brilliance they were made for.

At Epic Fireworks, we stock the largest range of fireworks in the UK, so we understand a thing or two about how to store fireworks in the right way.
That's why we've compiled this easy-to-follow guide on keeping your fireworks in their prime. So, let's dive into the art of preserving pyrotechnic perfection!

Why Freshness Matters

Before we jump into the tips and tricks, let's first understand why freshness is the cornerstone of a fantastic firework show.

Performance Excellence
Put simply, fresh fireworks deliver the goods. Their colours are more vibrant, their sounds are crisper, and their effects are more awe-inspiring.

Safety First
Storing your fireworks correctly not only maintains peak performance but also ensures their safety. Poor storage or dampness can lead to unpredictable results, and no one wants surprises when it comes to fireworks.

Getting What You Paid For
Fireworks are an investment in fun, and you want to get the most out of your investment. Keeping them fresh ensures that you're getting the full value of each and every firework you've paid for.

Now that we've got the why out the way, let's move on to the how!

A DIY display pack bundle of fireworks.

Tips for Keeping Your Fireworks Fresh

Store in a Cool, Dry Place
Fireworks whilst powerful, are also delicate little divas - and they have particular requirements for where they like to be before they put on their performance. A cool, dry place is their ideal 'green room'. Avoid dampness or extreme temperatures, which can lead to premature aging or even deterioration of their quality.

Use Airtight Containers
Ziplock bags or plastic containers with secure lids are your best friends when it comes to storing your fireworks and keeping them fresh. This keeps moisture out and ensures your fireworks stay in top-notch condition.

Avoid Exposure to Sunlight
Sunbathing is not for fireworks! Keep them away from direct sunlight. UV rays can degrade the chemicals and affect their performance. Store them in a dark spot and let them shine when it counts.

Handle with Care
Handle your fireworks with care. Avoid rough handling, and don't stack heavy items on top of them. Treat them like the VIPs they really are and they'll reward you on the night!

Rotate Your Stock
If you've got a stock of fireworks, remember the first-in, first-out rule and apply it to your fireworks stash. Use older fireworks before newer ones to ensure you're always working with the freshest stock.

Check for Damage
Before lighting the fuse, give your fireworks a once-over. Check for any signs of damage like broken casings or loose powder. If you spot anything amiss, it's better to be safe than sorry and not add the damaged firework to your display!

Follow Manufacturer's Instructions
Each firework is unique. Always make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions for storage and usage to get the best out of every single one.


Keeping your fireworks fresh is like preserving a piece of magic. With a little TLC and the right storage, your fireworks will shine brighter and make your celebrations unforgettable. So, gear up, get your fireworks in prime condition, and let the festivities begin!

At Epic Fireworks, we're here to make sure your fireworks are as epic as your celebrations. Explore our vast range of fireworks, all waiting to light up your night in a burst of color and sound. Here's to keeping the spark alive!

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