Pennsylvania Fireworks Laws

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Pennsylvania Fireworks LawsLike everywhere else in the United States, the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.

Whether you live in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, or any other city in Pennsylvania, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry. Below we have list the current Pennsylvania fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.


State of Pennsylvania Fireworks Laws:

Permitted: Sparklers, toy pistols, or other devices in which paper caps are used which contain .25 grains or less of explosive compound, and are constructed so the hand cannot come into contact with the cap when in place for the explosion. Also permitted are toy cannons which operate on the principle of mixing calcium carbide, weighting less that 1/10th ounce and water in the reservoir of the cannon, and in which ignition results upon the creation of a spark.

Prohibited: Any combustible or explosive composition prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation. This includes, but is not limited to, firecrackers, skyrockets, roman candles, aerial fireworks, or other fireworks of like construction, and any fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound.

Selling Period: N/A

Age of Purchase: 18 years of age.


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