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Can I Buy Fireworks in Minnesota?

Minnesota is known for its cold winters and beautiful lakes, but did you know that it is also a great place to buy fireworks? Minnesota has some of the most liberal firework laws in the country. You can buy fireworks, including bottle rockets, Roman candles, and mortars. However, it would be best to familiarize yourself with rules and regulations before purchasing fireworks in Minnesota.

First, it is essential to note that you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase fireworks in Minnesota; this is the exact age requirement for purchasing tobacco products and alcohol in the state.

Second, you can only purchase fireworks from a licensed retailer. You cannot buy fireworks from individuals or unlicensed businesses. Licensed retailers are required to post their license number in a visible location.

Third, you can only use fireworks on your property or with the property owner's permission. If you use fireworks on someone else's property without their consent, the fine amount to $1,000.

Fourth, there are certain types of fireworks that are banned in Minnesota. These include sky lanterns, firecrackers, and chasers. Possessing any of these fireworks can lead to a fine of $3,000. It is against the law to buy, sell or use fireworks without a permit in Minnesota.


There are also time limits for using fireworks in Minnesota. You can only use fireworks from June 1 through July 8 and December 26 through January 1. If you use fireworks outside of these periods, you could be fined up to $500.

Permitted Fireworks in Minnesota

·         Aerial spinners

·         Aerial shells

·         Chasers

·         Fountains

·         Ground spinners

·         Illuminating torches

·         Wheels

·         Mines and shell devices with a report

·         Missiles with a report

·         Roman candles

·         Skyrockets with sticks

·         Stickpins

However, fireworks are not permissible on all Minnesota lakes. Some lakes have bans or restrictions on fireworks due to nesting loons. If you plan on using fireworks on one of these lakes, be sure to check with the local authorities first.

These include:

·         Lake Superior

·         Lake of the Woods

·         Mille Lacs Lake

·         Vermilion Lake

Prohibited Fireworks in Minnesota

·         Sky lanterns

·         Firecrackers

·         Chasers

Overall, Minnesota is a great place to buy fireworks. Just be sure to follow the rules and regulations to avoid any fines.

Where To Buy Fireworks in Minnesota

To buy fireworks in Minnesota, you must be 18 years of age or older and purchase from a licensed retailer. You must buy fireworks from reputable sources to avoid any illegal fireworks. We recommend purchasing at Fireworks.US, as we are a licensed retailer and carry a wide range of fireworks.

At Fireworks.US, our prices are always competitive, and we offer discounts for larger purchases. We also have a loyalty program where you can earn points to use towards future purchases. Currently, we are shipping all legal fireworks in Minnesota from all the warehouses, so you can be sure to get anything you need.


If you have any questions about purchasing fireworks in Minnesota, don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in placing your order. Visit our online shop today.