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 City of 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
- Do not use bottle rockets in Cape Girardeau city limits. Call 573-339-6330 or read the prohibitions online if you have questions.
Both Cape Girardeau and Jackson will have displays this year. Cape’s display is back on the riverfront 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.