Like 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