One of my favorite times of the year is quickly approaching, and the city of Kalamazoo has officially cracked down on the main thing that brings us so much joy, blowing things up accompanied by pretty lights and designs.  The city commission approved a new ordinance that has reduced the number of days residents can use consumer grade fireworks, and increased the fine for violating that ordinance, according to MLive.

The change brings the number of days when citizens can use consumer fireworks down to 13 days of the year (previously 30), and if caught using fireworks on the days when you're not allowed, you'll receive a $1,000 fine. Here are the following days we're only allowed to have fun on:

  • December 31 (until 1 a.m. on January 1)
  • Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day, until 11:45 p.m.
  • June 29 to July 4, until 11:45 p.m. on those days
  • July 5, when that date falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day, until 11:45 p.m.

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