Fireworks in Grays Harbor; Where, When, and How

State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy announced that the number of retail fireworks stand licenses issued in 2014 was up 5%, or 46 licenses, from last year. A state license is required before a city or county can issue a permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington.

Duffy reminds residents that the purchase of fireworks over the internet is illegal. In Washington, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand between June 28 and July 5. Orders for fireworks cannot be placed over the internet or posted on websites such as Craigslist.

A number of city and counties have restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks.

Grays Harbor


Event: Rich Hartman’s Five Star Dealership’s Splash Festival
Place: Morrison River Front Park
Date: July 4th
Time: 10:00 p.m.


Event: Spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza
Place: Grays Harbor Raceway
Date: July 5th
Time: After the races


Event: Booming Bay Fireworks Display
Place: Westport Marina
Date: July 4th
Time: Dusk


Event: Fireworks at the Port
Place: Port of Ilwaco
Date: July 5th
Long Beach


Event: Fireworks on the Beach
Place: off of Bolstad Ave. in Long Beach
Date: July 4th
Time: Dusk


Fireworks Ban or Restricted Sales/Use 

County/City Ban or Restricted Sales Period

Discharge Period

Grays Harbor None
Aberdeen Restricted July 1st, 11 a.m. to July 4th, 11 p.m. July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
Cosmopolis Restricted July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
Elma None
Grayland None
Hoquiam Restricted July 3rd to July 4th, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight
McCleary None
Montesano None


Restricted July 2nd to 3rd, 12 p.m. noon to 11 p.m.

July 4th, 12 p.m. noon to 12 a.m.




Restricted Sales Banned Discharge only along the beach

at Half Moon Bay, July 4th, 9 a.m.

to 11 p.m.

Pacific County None
Illwaco None
Long Beach None
South Bend None July 3rd, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4th, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight



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Image from Rich Hartman's Five Start Dealerships SPLASH Festival



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