Make sure youre up-to-date on firework safety,
Lets begin with pointing out where you can legally
discharge fireworks. We checked with the county Fire
Marshal Steve Deffibaugh, and he advises that most cities prohibit
the sell, possession and discharge of fireworks within their city limits.
There are a few in Collin County that do permit fireworks sales, so its
best to contact your local city government first. Weve included
links below to major cities websites on fireworks restrictions.
Also, make sure youre not in a citys Extra
Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) when you set off that string of firecrackers.
Heres a link to the county Fire Marshals web pages on fireworks
safety and restrictions in rural areas and lakes, and our Health Departments
advice on firework
safety. While there are no prohibited acts for unincorporated areas
on when fireworks can be discharged, keep in mind that some rural spots
can prohibit the discharge of fireworks. For example, Lavon
Lake is controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the sale,
possession and discharge of fireworks is prohibited. County Law Enforcement
Officers, such as the Sheriffs Lake Patrol, are authorized to issue
citations for any violations on Corps property.
City ordinances on fireworks prohibitions can be found
online for Allen,
For other cities contact information or websites, please go to our
City Online Services guide. Just
make sure you check with your local officials before launching that bottle
Many Collin County cities also host fireworks displays
along with parades, concerts, even a street dance here and there. We collected
some of the better-known events and posted links to these below. For those
who have gone to Myers Park for the
Forever Free event in past years, has been re-invented and moved to the
soccer complex at Craig Ranch in McKinney.
- Allens annual pre-Fourth of July Event: Allen
USA Celebration, noon to 11 p.m. at Celebration Park.
fireworks show at Founders Park, 9:30 p.m.
Freedom Fest, 4 p.m. until fireworks end, Frisco City Hall.
Red, White & Boom. Varied events at Craig Ranch and downtown
McKinney on July 4 and 5; main fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. July
All American Fourth of July, fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at Oak
Family Fourth Celebration at Breckinridge Park, 6-10:15 p.m.
Celebration of Freedom, 5-10 p.m., Melissa High Cardinal Stadium.
Star Spangled Fourth, from 10 a.m.-Midnight at Firewheel Town Center.