Fireworks approved for July 4 and Summer Celebration!

The City Council has approved the annual permit for Mercer Island Kiwanis to sell consumer fireworks from June 28 July 4 this summer in the Rite Aid parking lot. The fire department has reviewed the permit application and recommended approval of the permit.

The Kiwanis sale stops on July 4 at 11 p.m. According to Mercer Island law, it is illegal to use fireworks on any other day besides July 4, within the timeframe of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The City Council also approved a permit for Western International Fireworks to put on its annual 20-minute display for Summer Celebration!. This year, Western is requesting to provide a “barge display” on Lake Washington off the shore of Luther Burbank Park. Western has obtained approval from the Washington State Patrol/Fire Protection Bureau, state fire marshal’s office and Mercer Island Fire Marshal Rod Mandery. The show is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

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