They’ve been banned in Spokane for 26 years. Their use can get you a fine of $536. And they tend to cause a lot of fires.
Fireworks are illegal to sell and use in most of Spokane County, and law enforcement asks that violations of the ban be reported to Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
However, there are some exceptions within the county:
Sales: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday
Discharge: 9 a.m. to midnight Wednesday
Sales: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. now through Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday
Discharge: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday
Sales: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday
Discharge: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday
If you buy ’em there,
keep ’em there
On the Indian reservations around Spokane, you can buy fireworks year-round. About 50 minutes driving from Spokane is Fightin’ Creek Smoke Shop in Worley, Idaho. The store sells many of the bigger fireworks: mortars, roman candles, artillery shells and bottle rockets.
But taking them off the reservation is illegal. The reservations, including Spokane, Colville and Coeur d’Alene, also have spots where people are allowed to set off the fireworks.
The Colville Reservation’s designated areas to light fireworks are Round Lake in Inchelium and Omak East Side Park in Omak, according to the Tribal Tribune.
for the Fourth
Fireworks shows are perhaps the best and cheapest way to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July. In Spokane, the main event takes place at Riverfront Park on Wednesday night, beginning at 10 p.m. Live music will be held in the park starting at noon.
Other licensed Fourth of July shows will be held in Liberty Lake, downtown Coeur d’Alene and Nine Mile Falls, and at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort and Hotel, Spokane County Raceway, and Avista Stadium following the Indians game against the Tri-City Dust Devils.
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