We are smack dab in the middle of fireworks season here in Boise, Idaho.  Most of us have no idea what's legal, where it's legal, and when it's legal.  Hopefully, this will give you some insight.

According to TheCityOfBoise.org, it is lawful to sell and use "Safe and Sane Fireworks"  beginning at midnight June 23rd until midnight July 5th and beginning at midnight December 26th ending at midnight January 1st.  It is not legal to use fireworks at any time in what's considered "the foothills" here in Boise.  Click HERE for detailed information as to what areas are considered foothills.

There are also fireworks that are considered dangerous and prohibited.  These are not legal for use at any time in the Boise area.

  • Fireworks containing explosive material that will burn or deflagrate when ignited.  (Examples include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, cherry bombs, M-80s.)
  • Fireworks that leave the ground of their own accord, or fly when tossed into the air. Examples include, but are not limited to, skyrockets, bottle rockets, mortar shells, Roman candles.
  • Fireworks designed for ground or near ground use that travel outside of a fifteen (15) foot diameter circle.
  • Fireworks designed for ground or near ground use that, as a means of propulsion, emit showers or sparks longer than twelve (12) inches.
  • Fireworks designed for use from a stationary position that emits sparks, showers, or flaming balls, vertically more than twenty (20) feet; or from which discharged material falls beyond a twenty (20) foot diameter circle.

Now that we've told you all the things NOT to do this 4th of July holiday season, go have fun.  Ha!  :)