ALL fireworks, even so-called ‘safe and sane’ variety remain illegal in the City of Los Angeles,
the Los Angeles Fire Department reminds you.

Why should my family attend a Professional Fireworks Show?

All fireworks, even the so-called ‘safe and sane’ variety are illegal in the City of Los Angeles.
Those who use, possess or transport any type of firework may be subject to criminal prosecution
– or worse yet, painful and debilitating injury. Personal fireworks use is also known to terrify pets,
and can cause needless stress for combat veterans.

What is the law? 

All fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles, SEC. 57.55.01(A) Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC). It shall be unlawful for any person to use, give, possess, sell or discharge any fireworks. Fireworks are considered explosive devices, and they are extremely dangerous. Every year numerous children and adults are injured or burned as a result of playing with fireworks.

“Safe and Sane” fireworks have the State Fire Marshal’s seal stamped on the packaging. This seal indicates that the explosive substances contained in the firework have been tested and meet specific safety and performance requirements, but nevertheless are illegal in the City of Los Angeles.

What to do if you have fireworks: 

You may turn in your fireworks to LAPD – without penalty.

What is the City doing about fireworks? 

A citywide collaboration exists to educate, enforce, and change the culture about fireworks. The Los Angeles Fire Department is partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles City Attorney, MySafe:LA and other entities to help make people aware of the extreme risk they create for themselves and others should they use fireworks of any kind within the city limits (the risk exists wherever fireworks are used).

Potential injuries and fires are not the only reasons you should refrain from using fireworks:

  • Our patriotic veterans may have bad combat-related flashbacks
  • Our pets will be terrified, and nobody wants to have unhappy pets!
  • Older adults may be frightened and not know how to “turn the noise off”
  • Babies and small children will be scared and the noise will hurt their ears

So, join the team. Leave fireworks to the professionals. Be safe this 4th of July and all summer long.

Here is a list of FREE Public Fireworks Shows in the Los Angeles City Area – the safest and most enjoyable way to celebrate our nation’s independence.

2019 4th of July fireworks shows:


Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd Church: Americana-style music and children’s activities, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Doors open, 4:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. Food available for purchase or bring your own (no alcohol or glass bottles). Check website for parking tips (no parking on the church parking lot) and road closures in the area. No animals. 19700 Rinaldi St. 818-831-9333.

Saturday, June 29, 2019:

Sunday, June 30, 2019:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:

Thursday, July 4, 2019:

If you are outside the City of Los Angeles, in areas served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, please check their list of public firework displays or call (888) 654-FIRE.

What if I witness fireworks use in the City of Los Angeles?

Report illegal fireworks directly to the Los Angeles Police Departmentat any hour, by using a special web form at: – or call 1-877-ASK-LAPD

NOTE: The special web form assures the most efficient notification of Police Officers patrolling your community. Only call 9-1-1 for fireworks if someone is injured or there is an active fire.

What if I have fireworks?

You may turn in your fireworks to the Los Angeles Police Department without penalty. Please call them first at 1-877-ASK-LAPD to receive special guidance.

Join the conversation…

Look for and share safety tips, photos and information about public firework displays using the tag #Safe4th

…and help us spread the word:

For those outside the City of Los Angeles, in areas served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department,
please consult this list of professional fireworks displays, or call (888) 654-FIRE.