July 4, 2022: Get ready to pay more for your fireworks

BENSALEM TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) – Everything seems to be more expensive these days and that includes the cost of the 4th of July fireworks.

The owner of All American Fireworks in Bensalem says the cost of fireworks has increased by about 10% because shipping costs have tripled.

Owner Anthony Odessa said: “Price is going to go up on top of everything.

Erica Hornan is gearing up for a BBQ in her own backyard and doesn’t mind paying a few extra bucks this year for fireworks people.

And fireworks won’t be the only thing that costs you money, with the U.S. Farm Bureau saying your cooking will cost about 17% more than last year.

In Pennsylvania, consumer fireworks are legal, but they cannot be launched within 150 feet of an occupied structure. Heavy fireworks, like the M80, are illegal.

Philadelphia can and does restrict fireworks in certain ways:

  • The Philadelphia Fire Code prohibits the use of consumer fireworks within 150 feet of occupied properties.
  • The Fire Protection Code prohibits anyone from setting off fireworks on public or private land without the permission of the owner.
  • Explosive fireworks known as Type M, such as the M-80, are illegal in the city.
  • Selling fireworks on the street or sidewalk is against the law.

In New Jersey, the use of hand-held and background fireworks, and novelty items, including party fireworks and snapper is allowed. All other fireworks will remain illegal in the State.

The law restricts the sale of fireworks to individuals 16 years of age and older.

Under Delaware law, people 18 years of age or older may purchase fireworks and ground-based items and are only sold in Delaware on the following dates: June 4 – July 4 and December 1 – January 1. January. Fireworks and ground items can only be used in Delaware on July 4, December 31, and January 1.

Click here for a complete list of fireworks displays around the Philadelphia area.

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Mike Fahey

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