Kenmore city officials remind residents personal fireworks are not allowed

The following is a release from the city of Kenmore:

The following is a release from the city of Kenmore:

As the Fourth of July approaches, Kenmore city officials are reminding residents that fireworks of any kind are prohibited in Kenmore. In 2004, Kenmore City Council adopted Ordinance Number 04-0204 prohibiting the sale, discharge or possession of any fireworks including those considered safe and sane fireworks (KMC 8.10.020). The ordinance became effective June 18, 2005.

The risks associated with private fireworks displays must be minimized for the sake of public safety. To help ensure all have a safe and considerate Fourth of July, the City has a zero tolerance policy and will increase police enforcement the last week of June through the Fourth of July weekend and beyond if necessary. Anyone possessing or discharging fireworks will be arrested and the fireworks confiscated. Fireworks offenses are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

The City of Kenmore organizes a professional fireworks display for your enjoyment. The Kenmore Fireworks Show presented by Frank Lumber blasts off at 10 p.m. on July 4 from the Log Boom Park pier (17415 61st Ave NE). Prior to the fireworks show, join in the festivities with fun activities and food vendors from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair. For more information, visit

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.