Saturday marks the first possible day for consumer-grade fireworks sales in Independence, and a few tents in unincorporated eastern Jackson County have been allowed to sell since May 21.
In Blue Springs, first day allowed for fireworks sales is July 1, also the earliest day residents are allowed to set off fireworks.
Independence this year has allowed bottle rockets, though sparkler bombs, sky lanterns and altered or combined fireworks remain prohibited. Fireworks can be set off in Independence 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 3 and July 5 and 10 a.m.-midnight July 4.
In Blue Springs, fireworks can be discharged 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 1-3 and 10 a.m.-midnight July 4. Bottle rockets are not allowed.
In Grain Valley, residents can discharge fireworks until 11 p.m. each day July 3-7.
In Lee's Summit, the allowable time to shoot off fireworks is 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 2-3 and 10 a.m.-midnight July 4, though a free fireworks use permit must be obtained from a licensed fireworks vendor or City Hall. Bottle rockets, aerial missiles and sky lanterns are not allowed.
It is illegal to set off fireworks in unincorporated Jackson County.
Fire departments everywhere urge safety with fireworks every year, including storing them in a cool, dry place before.
Other basic safety reminders, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association:
• Only ignite fireworks outdoors, on a smooth, flat surface (or according to instructions) and away from structures and flammable materials.
• Keep a garden hose or water source nearby when setting off fireworks.
• Be sure others are out of range of fireworks, and light just one a time.
• Do not attempt to re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks.
• With sparklers, do not throw them, handle or light more than one at a time, hand a lighted sparkler to someone or stand close to someone with a lighted sparkler. Drop spent sparklers in a bucket of water.
Places for fireworks sales include:
• 13500 E. U.S. 40 (Hillcrest Ministries)
• 4545 S. Noland Road (Messiah Lutheran Church)
• 4201 S. Noland Road (CAPA)
• 3507 S. Noland Road (Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity)
• 2301 S. Sterling Ave. (Urban Life Ministries)
• 9150 E. U.S. 24 (Pop Warner Football)
• 16200 E. U.S. 24 (New Hope Baptist Church)
• 17515 E. U.S. 24 (Center Place Restoration Church)
• 4001 S. Bolger Drive (St. Mark's United Methodist Church)
• 16701 E. U.S. 40 (American Legion Post 21)
• 3844 S. Noland Road (Mill Creek Elementary PTA)
• 2411 S. Missouri 291 (Gospel Tract Society)
• 2301 S. Missouri 291 (New Covenant Ministries)
• 18801 E. 39th St. (Englewood Assembly of God)
• 1206 W. U.S. 24 (Group Against Childhood Hunger)
• 1420 S. Noland Road (Boy Scout Troop 173)
Blue Springs (starting July 1)
• 1100 S. Missouri 7, Price Chopper (Blue Springs Assembly)
• 3005 S.W. Missouri 7 (Blue Springs Parents Club)
• 1300 N. Missouri 7 (Dragons Booster Club)
• 2115 S. Missouri 7 (VFW Post 6603)
• 903 NW Woods Chapel Road (Guardians)
• 17172 SW U.S. 40 (VFW Post 30)
• 1305 N. Missouri 7, Price Chopper (Sunset Optimist Club)
• 1901 N. Missouri 7 (Plaza Heights Christian Academy)
• 600 SW Missouri 7 (Blue Springs South wrestling)
• 603 SW U.S. 40 (Lighthouse Church)
• 1515 NW Woods Chapel Road (Committee for Youth Development)
• 1215 N. Missouri 7 (Pointe of Hope Lutheran Church)
• 499 SW Missouri 7 (Odd Fellows Lodge 497)
• 301 SE AA Highway (Cornerstone Church of Blue Springs)
• 750 SW Clark Road (New Hope Christian Church)
• 1200 SE Adams Dairy Parkway (Jaguar Pride Band Boosters)
• 625 Missouri 7 (Friends of Golden Regiment)
• 8615 E. Truman Road, Kansas City (Wild Willie’s Discount Fireworks)
• 1605 Marsh Ave., Blue Summit (Big Mac's Fireworks)
• 8231 E. Truman Road, Kansas City (Independence Fireworks LLC)
• 4410 W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs (New Covenant Ministries)