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Fireworks Laws and Regulations in the City of Walla Walla

Hours allowed for discharge of fireworks in Walla Walla:
  -  10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31/Jan. 1
  -  9 a.m.-midnight on July 4

Click here to view the City Municipal Code governing fireworks.

Questions? Contact the City of Walla Walla Fire Department at 509.524.4314.

Fireworks that are LEGAL in Walla Walla

         Novelties/Snap-Its                        Cone fountains

cone fountain

         Cylindrical fountains                   Hand-held sparklers


             Ground spinners                             Smoke devices

ground spinners



Fireworks that are ILLEGAL in Walla Walla 

  • Fireworks that travel more than 20 feet off the ground
  • Fireworks that travel more than 15 feet along the ground
  • Fireworks specifically designed to produce noise including whistles, booms, pops, crackles, and bangs
  • Bees/butterflies
  • Torches

             Parachutes                                Roman candles

 roman candles

      Air spinners/helicopters                   Cakes/shells/mines


Fireworks that are ILLEGAL in Walla Walla and Washington 

               Firecrackers                                    Bottle rockets


       Explosive devices                         Sky rockets/missiles


Click the images below to view additional fireworks information.

 Fireworks handout EnglishFireworks handout Spanish

Tips for firework safety

• Use only legal fireworks. Many types of fireworks, even when purchased at fireworks booths in Walla Walla County or adjacent cities, are not permitted in the City of Walla Walla.

• Only use fireworks outdoors, away from structures, vehicles, and combustile materials. No fireworks may be possessed or discharged in any public park. 

• Do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hands.

• Protect your eyes.

• Never tamper with or alter a firework.

• Light only one device at a time.

• Never attempt to relight a firework that fails to light or does not work the first time.

• Keep water close by, and soak fireworks after use.

• By Washington state law, firework sales are limited to people age 16 and older. Keep fireworks, matches, and lighters away from children.

• Clean up after yourself.

• Many animals become frightened; consider pets.