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A Friendly Reminder About Fireworks

New Fireworks Regulations

The City of Tumwater reminds residents and visitors that fireworks may not be sold or discharged in our community. 

New fireworks regulations prohibit the sale, purchase, or discharge of fireworks in the City of Tumwater at all times of the year. A majority of voters in Tumwater supported a ban, similar to the fireworks bans approved by Olympia and Lacey voters.  This means fireworks may not be sold or discharged in the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater.

Fireworks purchased or sold in other communities, may not be used in Tumwater.

This prohibition does not apply to public displays or to the sale, use and discharge of small trick and novelty devices.

  • Novelty devices such as snakes, glow worms, and party poppers are permitted.
  • Sparklers and all other types of "safe and sane" fireworks are prohibited.
  • Fireworks purchased or sold in other communities, may not be used in Tumwater.

Residents and visitors celebrating the Independence Day holiday in the City of Tumwater are encouraged to do so in a safe and enjoyable manner that is within the law.

Leave the fireworks to the professionals! 

Enjoy one of these city public fireworks displays and festivals:

Tumwater Artesian Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show: July 4
Tumwater Valley Golf Course
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. | Fireworks start around 10:15 p.m.

Lacey Fireworks Spectacular & Freedom Concert: July 3
Rainier Vista Community Park
Fireworks start around 10:00 p.m.

Olympia Lakefair Grand Finale Fireworks: July 15
Capitol Lake Heritage Park | Downtown Olympia
Fireworks start around 10:00 p.m.

2016 Council Adoption of Ordinance to Prohibit Fireworks

At their regular meeting on December 6, 2016, the Tumwater City Council adopted Ordinance No. O2016-034, prohibiting the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks at all times within the Tumwater City limits. In accordance with State law, the effective date of the ordinance will be one year after its passage and publication.

This action followed an advisory vote of the citizens of Tumwater on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot in support of prohibiting the sale and discharge of fireworks within the City of Tumwater at all times of the year with the exception of public displays and the sale, use and discharge of small trick and novelty devices. 

View election results for Advisory Proposition No. 1 on the Thurston County Auditor's Office website. 

2016 Council Adoption of Ordinance to Prohibit Fireworks

At their regular meeting on December 6, 2016, the Tumwater City Council adopted Ordinance No. O2016-034, prohibiting the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks at all times within the Tumwater City limits. In accordance with State law, the effective date of the ordinance will be one year after its passage and publication.

This action followed an advisory vote of the citizens of Tumwater on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot in support of prohibiting the sale and discharge of fireworks within the City of Tumwater at all times of the year with the exception of public displays and the sale, use and discharge of small trick and novelty devices. 

View election results for Advisory Proposition No. 1 on the Thurston County Auditor's Office website.