America is about to celebrate her independence! July 4th will be full of family fun, BBQ parties, and fireworks - and you can start planning now. According to local seller John Powlus, who runs a stand in between Swensens and Jiffy Lube on Addison and Washington, fireworks stands will start selling on June 23rd through the 5th of July.

Stands are allowed to be open at midnight on June 23rd through midnight on July 5th. Firework stands will be allowed to sell what are called 'safe and sane' fireworks (meaning legal ones). Fireworks that shoot off the ground - bottle rockets and roman candles - are still prohibited and could come with a fine of $100.

Play it safe out there and enjoy the big firework shows around the valley.

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