Iowa Fireworks Laws

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

Whether you live in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, or any other city in Iowa, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even thought it features the shortest and steepest railroad in the U.S. (60° incline, 296 feet long) in Dubuque. Below we have list the current Iowa fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.


State of Iowa Fireworks Laws:

Permitted: Snakes and Sparklers.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, daygo bombs.

Selling Period: N/A

Age of Purchase: 18 years of age.


More Facts About Iowa:

Nickname: Hawkeye State / Corn State

Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.

Statehood: December 28, 1846 (29th)

Origin of State’s Name: From the Dakota Indian word “Ayuhwa,” meaning “sleepy ones,” referring to a tribe living in that area

Largest Cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo

Border States: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Land Area: 55,875 sq. mi.; 23rdlargest

State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch

State Flower: Wild Prairie Rose (rosa pratincola)

State Tree: Oak (quercus)

State Song: The Song of Iowa

*Please note that while we always attempt to keep this section up-to-date with the latest Iowa fireworks laws, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. This information is for reference purposes only, and you should check with the Iowa 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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