Michigan Law Allows Labor Day Fireworks; Retailers Continue Sales Around Macomb

Under Michigan fireworks law, residents can use consumer fireworks on the day before, day of and day after a national holiday, including Labor Day.

While Labor Day may not be considered a "fireworks holiday" by everyone, it is one of 10 national holidays on which the use of these colorful explosives is permitted by Michigan law.

Under the state's controversial new fireworks law, residents can ignite, discharge and use consumer fireworks the day before, day of and day after a national holiday. 

Although residents across Michigan have asked legislators to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, which was designed to increase revenue to the state and encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states, the law has been neither revised nor repealed to date. 

Lawmakers have, however, started to review the law that removed the state ban on bottle rockets, aerial cakes, Roman candles and firecrackers.

While many of the fireworks tents that cropped up in local communities during the early part of summer disappeared after July 4, several storefront locations are still selling an array of fireworks.

Here are a few of these semi-permanent stores in the Macomb Township area:

Andrea’s Flower House

  • 38454 Hayes Rd., Clinton Township
  • The Clinton Township board of trustees granted owner Andrea Kanakry permission to sell fireworks in a tent outside her shop through Sept. 4.

Phantom Fireworks

  • 37002 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights 
  • This is a storefront location.

Black Diamond Fireworks

  • 38110 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
  • This is a storefront location.

Motor City Fireworks

  • 50 N. Groesbeck Hwy., Mount Clemens
  • Fireworks are sold out of the former Farmer Jacks Store at the corner of Cass Avenue.

bans the use of fireworks on all but the 30 days expressly permitted under state law.


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