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Posted on: June 29, 2020

4th of July information and firework regulations

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The Annual Independence Day Celebration will take place on July 4, at City Park.

There will not be the traditional activities as in the past, in an effort to maintain social-distancing guidelines, but the park will be open throughout the entire day.

Fireworks will begin at dusk, or approximately 9:30 p.m.

There will be parking available within City Park on a “first come, first serve basis”. Handicap parking will be located at the Outdoor Pool parking lot area, with designated signs. Additional parking will be available outside City Park at the corner of Independence and Ash and in other City lots.

During the event, all City parking regulations will still apply. (Don’t park in No Parking zones or across other people’s driveways, etc…)

After the event, the Harrisonville Police Department will be on hand to assist guest with safely exiting the park. That said, please follow police directions when exiting. This will help to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you and that all are able to exit in a timely manner.

An important part of every Fourth of July celebration is safety.

City ordinances play a vital role in both personal and community safety of all people using fireworks inside City limits. Each ordinance can be found in Section 205 of the City Municipal Code.

Here are a few of the highlights of that section:

  • Fireworks can be purchased from a licensed vendor between the dates of June 20 and July 5.
  • Fireworks may be enjoyed within City limits from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 1st and 2nd. Fireworks may be enjoyed within City limits from 7 a.m. until midnight on July 3rd and 4th.
  • Lit fireworks are not allowed to be thrown from a moving vehicle.
  • Bottle rockets are prohibited inside City limits.
  • All fireworks exhibitions require both a permit and the payment of a fee. 

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