What You Should Know: Fireworks in Cape Girardeau


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The most important things you need to know about fireworks are the safety precautions and facts:

  • The City restricts fireworks within so many feet of schools, hospitals, gas pumps, etc. Take a few minutes to review the ordinance linked from cityofcape.org/law.
  • Always have an alert adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Even sparklers burn at temperatures of 1,200 degrees or more – hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Find more safety tips online or “Like” the Cape Girardeau Fire Department on Facebook for more tips.

When Fireworks are Sold and Used

  • Fireworks can be sold from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day from June 27 to July 4.
  • Use fireworks between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the period from June 27 to July 3 and from 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4.

Which Fireworks are Prohibited

Fireworks Displays

Cape’s riverfront fireworks display on July 4 is on this year thanks to support from Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, the Southeast Missourian, and River Radio. Do you have another favorite display in the area? Comment below.

More Information: Read the related fireworks ordinances in Cape Girardeau

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