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

Whether you live in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, or any other city in Connecticut, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it’s where the first American cookbook was written, published in Hartford in 1796. Below we have list the current Connecticut fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.

State of Connecticut Fireworks Laws:

Permitted: Hand-held and ground based sparkling devices that are non-explosive and non-aerial, and do not contain more than 100 grams of pyrotechnic composition per item.

Prohibited: All other consumer fireworks including multiple-tube sparkling devices that exceed 100 grams of total pyrotechnic composition.

Selling Period: N/A

Age of Purchase: 16 years of age.

More Facts About Connecticut

Nickname: Constitution State / Provision State / Nutmeg State

Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)

Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th)

Origin of state’s name: Based on the Mohegan word, Quinnehtukqut, meaning “Long River Place” or “Beside the Long Tidal River”

Largest Cities: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury

Border States: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island

Land Area: 4,845 sq. mi.; 48th largest

State Bird: Robin

State Flower: Mountain laurel (kalmia latifolia)

State Tree: White Oak (quercus alba)

State Song: Yankee Doodle

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