With Independence Day quickly approaching, please note that fireworks and discharging guns to celebrate is not only dangerous but prohibited inside Fort Worth city limits.
“The sale, discharge or possession of fireworks in Fort Worth is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2,000,” according to a City of Fort Worth media release. “Any fireworks that are discovered will be confiscated and destroyed.”
The city is encouraging that violators be reported by calling 817-392-4444, not 911. Increased fire and police patrols are being put in place throughout the holiday period to target violators and reduce property damage and injures that could be caused by fireworks and firearms.
According to city officials, the Fort Worth Fire Department confiscated more than 1,000 pounds in illegal fireworks on or around Independence Day 2017.
Several professional firework shows are scheduled throughout the city for the July 4 holiday. Shows include:
Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks and Picnic at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Monday, July 2- Wednesday, July 4
Fireworks at Coyote Drive-In, 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4
Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion, Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.