Friday, June 30, 2017

Have fun this 4th of July but remember most fireworks are illegal in Florida

While you may be sorely tempted to shoot fireworks over the 4th of July holiday, we do need to let you know that the good fireworks are actually illegal in Florida.

Illegal fireworks include shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, rockets and firecrackers. 

Basically any firework that flies is illegal in the sunshine state though the state does allow various types of sparklers.

Using fireworks is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

There will be at least four professional fireworks shows this 4th of July holiday.

Saturday evening there will be fireworks over the Carrabelle River.

On Monday night there will be fireworks shows in Apalachicola from Riverfront Park.

And on Tuesday, July the 4th there will be a fireworks show off the St. George Island public beach as well as in Sopchoppy.

All of the shows will start just after dark.

And if you want to se the full list of legal fireworks in Florida – follow the link we've set up on this story at oysterradiocom and on the Oyster Radio facebook page.