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States spending the most on fireworks

  • #29. Oklahoma

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.49 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.40 per person (0.6% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.15 per person (0.5% below national average)

    Oklahoma City canceled its July 4th fireworks plans, but several towns in Oklahoma are going forward as planned. Davis and Lake Murray, both in Chickasaw Country, for example, still plan to light up the night.

  • #28. Idaho

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.28 per person (0.7% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.45 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.06 per person (0.8% below national average)

    The city of Boise has canceled its plans for its annual fireworks show and Independence Day celebrations. In fact, virtually every major town and city in Idaho have called off their displays.

  • #27. California

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.47 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.45 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.10 per person (0.7% below national average)

    Virtually all fireworks displays planned for Southern California have been canceled, likewise for those in the Bay area. The less populated and more rural areas of the state—one of the hardest hit by the virus—are a mixed bag, but statewide, there are far more cancelations than not. Also, the sale and use of personal fireworks are illegal in much of the Golden State because of wildfire danger.

  • #26. Hawaii

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.40 per person (0.6% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.46 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.18 per person (0.4% below national average)

    Most of Hawaii will have to rely on the shining South Pacific stars to illuminate the night sky on July 4th. In Hawaii County, for example, home of the Big Island, all festivities have been canceled outright, not just fireworks.

  • #25. Maine

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.48 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.51 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.06 per person (0.8% below national average)

    Mainers are unfortunately faced with a long summer of cancelations across the state, not just for fireworks displays, but most festivals and celebrations of all stripes. Augusta and Portland, for example, have called things off outright while other cities like Bangor are postponing their events until further notice.

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  • #24. New Hampshire

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $1.47 per person (0.4% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.52 per person (0.5% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.14 per person (0.5% below national average)

    Some stores in New Hampshire are reporting a 40% increase in fireworks sales over the same time last year—and for good reason. Most of the state’s public Independence Day displays have been canceled or postponed, leaving residents to brighten things up on their own.

  • #23. Texas

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.61 per person (0.4% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.63 per person (0.4% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.13 per person (0.6% below national average)

    Kaboom Town in Addison, the largest fireworks display in all of Texas, is not only still happening, but organizers say it will be 30% bigger than last year—cities like Fredericksburg are still going forward with their own festivities, as well. Much of the state, however, which is now a primary coronavirus hotspot, is calling it off.

  • #22. Iowa

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.83 per person (0.2% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.70 per person (0.3% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.19 per person (0.4% below national average)

    Iowans still have some options to see fireworks light up the sky on July 4th—and residents are allowed to shoot off their own fireworks during an “allowable window” of time, which will vary by locale. Many displays are canceled, but cities like Waukee, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Prairie Meadows are going forward as planned, as is Adventureland Resort.

  • #21. Mississippi

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.75 per person (0.3% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.76 per person (0.2% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.21 per person (0.3% below national average)

    Mississippi is hit or miss, with localities like the City of Pearl moving forward with their plans for July 4th fireworks. Other places, like Gulf Shores, the City of Clinton, and Barnett Reservoir have canceled their events.

  • #20. Michigan

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $0.75 per person (0.3% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $0.78 per person (0.2% below national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.16 per person (0.5% below national average)

    Detroit’s Ford Fireworks show, one of the biggest in Michigan, has been postponed until Aug. 31. Many other events have been canceled statewide, but several are still going forward as planned. Otsego Lake County Park in Gaylord is still planning to set off fireworks, as are Portland and the City of Hart.

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