Fireworks Facts - Safety Guidelines

Consumer Fireworks Information
The sale, possession and use of certain non-explosive and non-aerial consumer fireworks is now permitted in Minnesota. Examples of legal fireworks include items such as sparklers, cones and tubes that emit sparks, and novelty items like snakes, and party poppers. A more detailed list is available at the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s online resource.

Rules / Policies
  • Consumer fireworks may not be used on public property (i.e. parks, roads, alleys, schools, government property, etc.).
  • Purchasers of consumer fireworks must be at least 18 years old and retailers are required to check photo identification of purchasers before selling these products.
  • Explosive and aerial fireworks are prohibited for public sale, possession and use. Prohibited fireworks include:
    • Bottle rockets
    • Firecrackers
    • Missiles
    • Mortars and shells
    • Roman candles
Noise Ordinance
We also ask that you adhere to Waconia's Section 740 Noise Ordinance (PDF).