Residents who have been hoarding fireworks since a burn ban was
enacted this summer will finally have the chance to make some beautiful
noise this weekend.

Residents who have been hoarding fireworks since a burn ban was
enacted this summer will finally have the chance to make some beautiful
noise this weekend.

According to Jane Longmeyer, public information officer for Dodge
City, the city is “strongly encouraging” people to use up all of the fireworks
that have been stored in garages and sheds based on resident safety.

Law enforcement officials can still confiscate fireworks from anyone who
is not using them properly, though. The city normally bans fireworks within
the city limits but temporarily waives the ban for the Fourth of July. But city
officials decided to keep the ban in place for the Fourth of July this year
due to concerns about low moisture and hot, dry weather.

Fireworks can legally be shot off within city limits from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
this Sunday, Nov. 11. The waiver does not apply to fireworks on public
property, including parks, school grounds and public parking lots. People
who want to set off fireworks on private property must first seek permission
from the owner.

In addition to personal firework displays, the city will hold it’s yearly
firework show at Memorial Stadium. The stadium will open at 7 p.m.; the
show will begin at 8 p.m. A tip for those looking to get the best seat- the
display will be shot from the field north of Memorial Stadium at First and
Morgan.

Music synchronized to the show will be played on KKJQ 93.7 FM.