The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is when many celebrate our country’s freedom by enjoying fireworks displays, shooting off our own fireworks, enjoying an outdoor barbecue with friends, camping, and other activities. Considering the holiday falls on Tuesday this year, some have chosen to take Monday as a vacation day to enjoy a long weekend. Regardless, have a great time and be safe!
Here’s some information you may find useful to make sure your family stays out of danger – and that you don’t face any legal issues.
In Grand Rapids and neighboring cities, it’s illegal for city residents to shoot off fireworks over the weekend. You can enjoy the annual Amway Family Fireworks event on Saturday, but firing off your own on Saturday or Sunday could leave you facing legal problems. Better to enjoy the commercial fireworks display and wait until Monday to enjoy your own display, which you can legally do between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Continue reading