If you have a box full of fireworks that you can't wait to set off, you might want to check out the Michigan fireworks law first.

Michigan has a fairly clear cut law when it comes to lighting off backyard fireworks. It is only legal to light the fireworks on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of July. That means this year the only legal days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you're caught lighting fireworks outside of those days, you could face up to a $500 fine.

So you're obviously wondering why you go to bed to the sound of M-80's every night in July if it's illegal. There are a few simple reasons for this.

  1. Each county/township has their own ordinances when it comes to fireworks. Some may allow weekend blasts around the fourth.
  2.  Police have little interest in a wild goose chase when it comes to finding fireworks.
  3. 'MURICA!

So check up on your local laws, and if you don't like what you see . . . just light them fireworks anyway! Ain't no snowflake police or laws gonna stop you from gettin' yer FREEDOM ON!!!