July 4 fireworks

Here’s a reminder about local fireworks laws. In the City of Oskaloosa, it’s illegal to use fireworks at any time.  Fireworks are allowed in Mahaska County.  In Ottumwa, you can use fireworks only on July 4 only on private property from 4 to 10:30pm. Poweshiek County goes by state law: on private property from 9am to 10pm, except for July 3 & 4, when fireworks can be lit from 9am to 11pm.

As far as fireworks displays go, Bussey is getting the jump on everyone with a fireworks display on Saturday night (7/3) starting at 10pm.  Oskaloosa has its 4th of July fireworks Sunday night (7/4) at 10 at Statesmen Community Stadium.  Ottumwa also has fireworks on Sunday, July 4 at 9:30 at Ottumwa Park.  Knoxville’s fireworks display will be at dusk at the Knoxville Airport on Sunday.  And Pella’s fireworks display will be Monday night, July 5 at 10pm at Madison Elementary School.


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