The Bang on Fireworks

The possession, sale or use of fireworks in Olathe is prohibited/illegal.

Fireworks devastated this Olathe home in 2006
Fireworks devastated this Olathe home and caused nearly $600,000 in damages.

On Independence Day in a typical year, far more US fires are reported than on any other day, and fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA also notes that the risk of fireworks injury is highest for young people ages 5-9, followed by children 10-19. Additionally, some sparklers - many times considered a safe holiday favorite - can burn as hot as volcano lava!!

Professional fireworks displays add enjoyment to many holidays. To help keep you and your family safer, this Fourth of July, we recommend leaving fireworks to the professionals. Professionals take extensive safety precautions and follow many regulations when creating such spectacular displays.

Olathe's public fireworks display is July 4 and begins at dusk - approximately 9:30 p.m. Display details, including location, are at