Fireworks in Topeka 2019: What You Need to Know

When Can I Set Off Fireworks in Topeka This Year?

It is illegal to use fireworks within the city limits except for the following dates and times:

  • July 3rd, 10 am to 11 pm
  • July 4th, 10 am to 11:59 pm

Violations are misdemeanors with a mandatory minimum fine of $250 which shall not be paroled. Violations may be punished up to a fine of $499 and/or 179 days in jail.

If you would like to report a fireworks violation please call 785-368-9551 or 911. Enhance the joy of this holiday period by practicing Safe Sane and Sober fireworks life-safety habits. For more information regarding the rules and regulations on fireworks, consult Municipal Code 8.35.070.

Safety Tips

  • Keep a source of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.
  • A person under the age of 18 must be under adult supervision to discharge fireworks.
  • Ignite fireworks on a pave surface if possible. If not, select a dirt area with no grass present.
  • Never park your vehicle on dry grass or close to fireworks being discharged.
  • Never attempt to relight a “dud” firework. Wait 10-20 minutes, and then soak it in water.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Appoint a responsible person to be your designated igniter.
  • Wet down ignition and fall out areas before lighting any fireworks to minimize the chance of fire.
  • Never ignite or discharge fireworks into, under, or from a vehicle.
  • Be aware of wind conditions. If it is too windy, then wait until such conditions subside.
  • City ordinance prohibits the discharge of fireworks within 500 feet of the VA Medical Center at 2200 SW Gage Blvd.