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Kitsap County Fireworks Information


"Let's Celebrate Safely, Kitsap!"

Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people truly understand and recognize the associated risks—devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.

Let's all work together to have celebrate safely in Kitsap County.


When am I allowed to set off fireworks?

You can set off fireworks on July 4, 2023, from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm in unincorporated Kitsap County. Incorporated cities set their own rules and regulations regarding fireworks. Check with your City offices for information for City residents.


A message from the Kitsap County Fire Chief's Association…

The Kitsap County Fire Chiefs wish everyone a safe and happy July 4th.  We encourage everyone to leave fireworks to the professionals and enjoy one of the public fireworks shows this season. If you choose to use fireworks, please be good neighbors and remember that fireworks may only be discharged throughout the county on the 4th of July.  The July 4th holiday is a busy time for firefighters and EMS responders – so let's be safe and give them a break.

How do I report the illegal use of fireworks?

SAVE 9-1-1 CALLS FOR TRUE EMERGENCIES: During the 4th of July holiday, only call 911 for a fireworks complaint if there is an imminent threat to life or property. 

To report a fireworks complaint that threatens life or property, call 911. Examples of these types of fireworks complaints are: 

• Someone is injured from a firework

• There is a fire started by a firework

• You witness someone attempting to start a fire with a firework

• You witness someone assaulting someone with a firework

NUISANCE FIREWORKS COMPLAINT:  If you wish to report this type of firework for these jurisdictions, you must do so online @

For more information on Kitsap County Cencom-911, please visit their website at Kitsap County 911.


Which fireworks are legal?

Legal fireworks in Washington State are defined in RCW 70.77.126. See this flyer to help you choose legal fireworks for your celebration. 


 When and where can I purchase fireworks?

Firework stands and tents open at noon Wednesday, June 28. Sales continue through various times on the 4th. This is a list of approved fireworks stands and tents in unincorporated Kitsap County. Check with the individual cities for sales information in city limits. 

1735 Village Lane SEWestern Fireworks
7978 Seabeck HWY NWWest Coast Fireworks
10315 Silverdale Way NW10315 Silverdale Way Holdings LLC
5050 State HWY 303 NEAbundant Hope Fellowship
1401 McWilliamsRodney Renfro
10315 Silverdale Way NWPhantom Fireworks
2772 NW Myhre RDSound Life Church
2890 Bucklin Hill RdFaith Fellowship Church
6797 State Highway 303Charley Tupai
7555 Old Military RoadSolid Rock Ministries


When and where are the local shows in Kitsap County? 

There are two local fireworks displays in Kitsap County. Visit the websites provided for more information about these displays.

  • Port Orchard (July 1) - Fathoms of Fun Festival and Fireworks show. Go to for more information.
  • Kingston (July 4) - Parade, Tiny Town & Fun Zone, music, and fireworks. Go to for more information.

Where can I set off fireworks?

It is always best practice to discharge fireworks from your property and ensure that no part of the firework, including burning embers, leaves your property.  Individuals and property owners may be held liable in civil courts for any damage caused to persons or property caused by firework discharge.  

How do I dispose of fireworks?

  • Soak them in a bucket of water for at least 15 minutes
  • Wrap them in plastic
  • Put them in your garbage

The water will contain heavy metals, so it is recommended that you dump the leftover water on gravel or grass – not down a sink or storm drain where it can pollute groundwater, streams, or Puget Sound.