JOINT RELEASE: CITIES OF LACEY AND OLYMPIA, USE OF PERSONAL FIREWORKS REMINDER
Personal Fireworks Not Allowed in Lacey and Olympia.
Enjoy the Lacey Fireworks Spectacular, Thursday, July 3.
For Immediate Release
Release Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
The cities of Lacey and Olympia remind residents and visitors that the sale and discharge of consumer (personal) fireworks are not allowed in either community. Novelty devices such as snakes, glowworms, and party poppers are permitted; however sparklers and all other types of fireworks are not. Fireworks purchased elsewhere, such as at tribal stands or fireworks sales booths in other communities, may not be used in Lacey or Olympia.
A majority of voters in both communities approved propositions to ban consumer fireworks. Fireworks ordinances may be viewed on the cities’ websites: ci.lacey.wa.us/fireworks, and olympiawa.gov/fireworks.
Lacey continues its tradition of kicking off the area’s Independence Day celebrations with the Lacey Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday, July 3. In addition, new this year is the Freedom Concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Lacey Crossroads Shopping Center, 5500 Corporate Center Loop SE. The Fireworks Spectacular will be in the vicinity of William A. Bush Park, 4400 Chardonnay Drive NE, Lacey, beginning around 10:15 p.m. Another area tradition is the Tumwater 4th of July Parade, Artesian Festival and Fireworks Display on Friday, July 4. Olympia’s fireworks show is later in July as the Grand Finale for the annual Capital Lakefair celebration, Sunday, July 20 in downtown Olympia at Heritage Park/Capitol Lake.
Residents and visitors celebrating Independence Day are urged to do so in a safe and enjoyable manner that is within the law. With everyone’s cooperation, our residents and pets will be safe, and our fire and police responders can focus on non-fireworks emergencies.
- Cathie Butler, Communications Manager, City of Olympia; 360.753.8361; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Coppin, Community Liaison, City of Lacey; 360.438.2621; email@example.com