Like everywhere else in the United States, the Louisiana 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 Louisiana fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.
Whether you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, or any other city in Louisiana, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it’s home to Mardi Gras and 98% of the world’s crayfish. Below we have list the current Louisiana fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.
State of Louisiana Fireworks Laws:
Permitted: Consumer fireworks as defined by DOT and the CPSC. Cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, illuminating torches, pyrotechnic wheel devices, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, toy smoke devices, sky rockets and bottle rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopter aerial spinners, roman candles, mines or shells, firecrackers, and multiple tube fireworks.
Prohibited: Cherry bombs, tubular salutes, 2” American made salutes, firecrackers exceeding 1½”in length or ¼” in diameter, repeating bombs, aerial bombs, torpedoes exceeding ?” in diameter, roman candles larger than 10 ball, and sky rockets larger than 6 ounces.
Selling Period: Noon June 25 through midnight July 5, and noon December 15 through midnight January 1.
Age of Purchase: 15 years of age.
More Facts About Louisiana:
Nickname: Pelican State
Motto: Union, justice, and confidence
Statehood: April 30, 1812 (18th)
Origin of State’s Name: Named in honor of France’s King Louis XIV.
Largest Cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Kenner
Border States: Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas
Land Area: 43,566 sq. mi.; 33rd largest
State Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
State Flower: Magnolia (magnolia)
State Tree: Bald Cypress (taxodium distichum)
State Song: Give Me Louisiana