Where can you set off fireworks in the Kansas City subway?

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A fireworks display in Pyro City at Lone Jack, a retail store owned by the Winco Fireworks Company.

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The 4th of July is right around the corner, which means it’s fireworks season. Depending on where you are around Kansas City, you’ll either be able to trigger them freely, or you’ll have restrictions on what you can light up with at night.

WHERE CAN YOU TRIGGER THEM?

It varies. Most places allow them on the 4th of July weekend, but only at specific times. Look where they are allowed and what you can detonate.

KANSAS

Leawood, Merriam, Assignment, Olathe and Prairie Village not all allow fireworks within the city limits. Here’s where you can light fireworks elsewhere in Kansas:

  • Bonner Springs: You can shoot fireworks on July 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but bottle rockets are not allowed.

  • Kansas City: You can shoot fireworks July 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but bottle rockets and flares are prohibited. It is also illegal at the KCK to shoot fireworks on a public road, lane, or sidewalk, within 150 feet of fireworks stands, or within 100 feet of a gas station.

  • Lenexa: Only novelty fireworks like snakes and smoke bombs are allowed.

  • land park: Snappers, snakes, toy guns with caps and toy canes with caps are the only fireworks allowed.

  • Roeland Park: You can shoot fireworks between noon and 10 p.m. on July 4 all over town, but they’re just basic firecrackers, sparklers, snakes, and poppers. You cannot set off other types of fireworks on streets or on private property, such as school parking lots

  • Shawnee: Bottle rockets, sky lanterns and M80s are prohibited, but you can light other fireworks on July 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

MISSOURI

Gladstone, grandview, Kansas City and Kansas City North do not allow fireworks within their city limits, but these cities do:

  • blue springs: You can shoot fireworks from July 1 to July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. Overhead lights and bottle rockets are not permitted.

  • Independence: Fireworks are authorized on July 3 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight.

  • Lee’s Summit: You can light fireworks on July 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. You will need to obtain a free fireworks permit from a licensed fireworks vendor or the town hall. The list of prohibited fireworks includes bottle rockets, Roman candles, flares, vane or rudder missiles, and single or multi-shot parachutes with nighttime effects.

  • Freedom: Fireworks are authorized from July 3 to 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can light aerial fireworks only on lands of three acres or more.

  • Parcville: Fireworks are authorized from July 1 to 3 and July 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. They are authorized on July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. The only fireworks allowed are ground-based devices like snakes, smoke bombs, etc.

  • Raymore: You can light fireworks from July 1 to July 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and they are allowed on July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. You must obtain permission from the city council to light fireworks on public land.

  • Raytown: You can light fireworks from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4 and from noon to 10 p.m. on July 5. You’ll need to get a permit from city hall or the fire department, and you can’t light bottle rockets, Roman candles, sky lanterns, or any form of stick missiles.

  • Riverside: Fireworks are permitted from June 26 to July 2 and July 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. They are also permitted on July 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. If you are going to shoot fireworks, make sure you are at least 600 feet away from churches, hospitals, medical facilities, public schools, libraries, or daycares.

If you are going to light fireworks, be careful.

Joseph Hernandez is a member of The Star’s duty journalism team. A native of Kansas City, Hernandez is a graduate of Cristo Rey Kansas City High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously wrote for the Columbia Missourian and The Pitch.

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