Fireworks legally go on sale in Utah

Jun 24, 2021, 1:22 PM

fireworks officially on sale...

FILE: Amateur fireworks are seen from Rock Canyon Park in Provo on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Photo: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Fireworks officially go on sale Thursday, June 24 in Utah. But you cannot legally light them until July 2.

Related: Where can I light fireworks in Utah? Here’s a rundown of who’s allowing what. 

The window is July 2-5, July 22-25, and December 31-January 1.

Fireworks stands and pop-up tents have been setting up in advance of the first day of sales. But some vendors have faced shortages due to the pandemic and supply chain disruptions. They say they may sell out quickly.

And this year fireworks are banned in several more places.

You can see a map here.

Fireworks on sale, but not legal to light them yet

Anyone who discharges a firework outside of the legal dates or in a restricted area could face a class B misdemeanor.

And if you are found responsible for starting a wildfire, you could face fines and fees related to suppression costs.

Gov. Spencer Cox has said he does not have the authority to issue a statewide ban on fireworks, even under a state of emergency. But several counties and cities are issuing their own restrictions. Provo has asked people to go to certain parks, and be cautious.

Related: Provo fire marshal: ‘I absolutely want to scare people’

With the hot and dry summer, Gov Cox said maybe buy them from a small business owner, but then store them til the next window when it is safe to light them.

For more information on wildfire prevention, visit For further information on firework restrictions in Utah visit

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

2024 wildfire season...

Adam Small

Utah sees busy start to 2024 wildfire season, draws comparison to record-breaking year

The 2024 fire season is underway with 261 wildfires reported so far which is similar to the record breaking 2020 season.

2 minutes ago

The Utah Women & Leadership Project, based out of Utah State University in Logan, Utah, reports tha...

Simone Seikaly

Report finds fewer Utah workers experiencing sexual harassment

For the first time in years, the number of sexual harassment reports filed with the EEOC places Utah in line with the national average.

5 minutes ago

Blue-collar influencers...

Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Blue-collar influencers are making BANK on TikTok

Blue-collar influencers like plumbers and construction workers are raking in the cash. Some are earning high six figures!

33 minutes ago

Jack Walpole stays cool by sitting in his chair in the water as he and his family enjoy the day at ...

Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Fisherman catches the Big One!

James Kane has been magnet fishing in Queens since the pandemic. His tireless work paid off this week, when he reeled in a safe.

1 hour ago

A FingerPrint Pad and paperwork from Clean Slate Utah is laid out at Utah Support Advocates for Rec...

Eric Cabrera

Expungement clinic held today in Salt Lake City in honor of Juneteenth

Clean Slate Utah and the NAACP Utah is holding a free Juneteenth expungement clinic today.

3 hours ago


Eliza Pace,

‘Hazmat incident’ in Murray causes road closures and evacuations

Officials are responding to a hazmat incident in the area of 3900 South and 250 West.

3 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...


Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Fireworks legally go on sale in Utah