California Fireworks Laws

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California Fireworks LawsLike everywhere else in the United States, the California fireworks laws are unique to that specific state. Before using any type of fireworks such as wedding sparklers, it is very important to know all of the California fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.

Whether you live in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, or any other city in California, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though they are home to “General Sherman,” a 3,500-year-old tree, and a stand of bristlecone pines that are 4,000 years old and are the world’s oldest living things. Below we have list the current California fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.


State of California Fireworks Laws:

Permitted: Consumer Fireworks not prohibited (size limitations specified.)

Prohibited: Firecrackers, skyrockets, rockets, roman candles, chasers, surprise items, friction items, torpedoes, items resembling food, fireworks containing arsenic, phosphorus, thiocyanates magnesium (magnesium alloys permitted), mercury salts, picrates or picric acid, gallates or gallic acid, chlorates, (except those of alkali or earth metals), boron, titanium (except larger than 100 mesh), zirconium, gunpowder, and fireworks kits.

Selling Period: Noon, June 28, through noon, July 6.

Age of Purchase: 16 years old.


Other Facts About California:

Nickname: The Golden State

Motto: Eureka (I have found it)

Statehood: September 9, 1850 (31st)

Origin of State’s Name: Named by the Spanish after Califia, a mythical paradise in a Spanish romance written by Montalvo in 1510.

Largest Cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach

Border States: Arizona, Nevada, Oregon

Land Area: 155,973 sq. mi.; 3rd largest

State Bird: California Valley Quail

State Flower: Golden Poppy (eschscholtzia californica)

State Tree: California redwood (sequoia sempervirens)

State Song: I Love You, California

*Please note that while we always attempt to keep this section up-to-date with the latest California fireworks laws, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. This information is for reference purposes only, and you should check with the California state government before using wedding sparklers at your event. Wedding Day Sparklers is not responsible for errors in the information on this site, and will not be held responsible for any violations of the law.

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