The law about setting off fireworks in the state of Michigan changed at the end of 2018.

The new law, which went into effect on Dec. 28 of last year, gives local communities the option to lower the number of days when fireworks can be set off.

Statewide, there are 12 days where local governments cannot prohibit fireworks from being set off. Before this legislation, there were 30 days year-round protected by the state government. 

For Memorial Day weekend, fireworks can be set off on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Outside of that, residents can check with their local government to see what their rules are for Monday. 

The other days when fireworks can be set off across the state are:

  • Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1
  • June 29-July 4 until 11:45 p.m. each day
  • July 5, if that day is a Friday or Saturday until 11:45 p.m.
  • The Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days

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