This Fourth of July, restrictions on personal fireworks are tighter than ever. Though, depending on where you live, some fireworks are still legal.

Before we dive in, though, keep in mind that any firework that leaves the ground is illegal in the state of Colorado. So if you are going to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family, make sure you are doing so in a safe and legal way. Now, we’ve already given you the lowdown on where you can watch professional fireworks in Colorado, but if you’re wanting to have little fireworks celebrations of your own, well, you’ve come to the right place!

Many (and we mean MANY) areas across the state have placed bans on all fireworks and even canceled their annual firework shows due to the recent wildfires. Below is a complete, albeit short, list of where fireworks are legal in Colorado. If your area has not been listed, well, we’re afraid you’re out of luck … However, if you’d like more information on your specific area, please contact your city or county officials directly.

Brighton

Fountains, ground spinners (some crackle and pop), smoke bombs, sparklers, and small toy cars/tanks with pyrotechnics/glow worms are legal.

Any fireworks that fly through the air, explode, or have flaming projectiles are illegal.

Broomfield

Sparklers, cigarette loads, trick noisemakers, toy smoke devices, trick matches, toy caps (that do not contain more than 25-hundredths of a grain of explosive compound per cap), and novelty auto alarms are legal.

Everything else is illegal.

Evans

Legal fireworks are “non-explosive” pyrotechnics that do not leave the ground, and they include cigarette loads, explosive auto alarms, ground spinners, sparklers, trick matches, cylindrical or cone fountains, glow worms, party poppers, toy smoke devices, and noisemakers.

Everything else is illegal.

Greeley

Cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, ground spinners, sparklers, dipped sticks, wheels, snake or glow worms, and illuminating torches are legal.

Bottle rockets, Roman candles, and any other fireworks that explode or leave the ground are illegal.

Lone Tree

Cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, ground spinners, sparklers, dipped sticks, wheels, snake or glow worms, and illuminating torches are legal.

Bottle rockets, Roman candles, cherry bombs, mortars, and any other fireworks that explode or leave the ground are illegal. May result in a fine of up to $1,000.

Loveland

Legal fireworks include sparklers, smoke balls, fountains, wheels, spinners, and any items that crackle or have strobe effects.

Sale or use of any fireworks that explode or leave the ground is illegal.

Thornton

Snap pops or confetti-filled items are legal.

Everything else is illegal and could result in a fine of $500 to $1,000.

Westminster

From 12 a.m. (July 3) to 12 p.m. (July 5), cigarette loads, cylindrical or cone fountains, explosive auto alarms, glow worms, ground spinners, illuminating torches, party poppers, snakes, sparklers, trick matches, and noisemakers are legal.

Any fireworks that fly through the air, explode, or have flaming projectiles are illegal.

What do you think of the restrictions on fireworks across Colorado this year? Does this ban affect your neighborhood? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, and let’s get the conversation started. And we hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

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