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States spending the most on fireworks

  • #9. Ohio

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $2.09 per person (1.0% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $2.62 per person (1.6% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.94 per person (2.2% above national average)

    Cleveland postponed its fireworks show until September but there are still several shows scheduled in the Cincinnati area. The rest of Ohio is totally mixed with many towns canceling their shows and many others either going forward as planned, putting on a modified show, or moving to an alternative like drive-in or virtual fireworks.

  • #8. Montana

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $2.35 per person (1.3% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $2.71 per person (1.7% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $1.06 per person (2.5% above national average)

    Like so many other states, there will be no fireworks shows in much of Montana, including the fabled Big M fireworks show, but a handful of smaller, less-populated regions are planning to let the show go on. Laurel is still putting on a display, although from a different location than usual, as is Red Lodge. Billings will set off fireworks, but spectators at MetaPark will have to watch from the safety of their cars.

  • #7. North Dakota

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $2.23 per person (1.2% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $2.92 per person (2.0% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $0.64 per person (1.1% above national average)

    Like its neighbors, North Dakota is a mixed bag this year. Many towns and cities have played it safe and canceled or postponed, but others, like Dickinson, are going forward not only with their fireworks shows, but full July 4th festivities.

  • #6. Nebraska

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $4.11 per person (3.0% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $3.49 per person (2.5% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $1.09 per person (2.6% above national average)

    Nebraska’s capital city of Lincoln has canceled its annual Uncle Sam Jam, fireworks and all. In fact, most of the state will practice social distancing under dark skies on Independence Day, including Seward and Nebraska City.

  • #5. South Carolina

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $4.96 per person (3.8% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $3.82 per person (2.9% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $1.32 per person (3.4% above national average)

    Isle of Palms, North Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Patriots Point, Summerville, Sullivan Island, and Folly Beach have all canceled their fireworks shows. In fact, it’s hard to find a single place in South Carolina that’s planning to host a significant party in the sky—except, that is, the capital city of Columbia.

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  • #4. Wyoming

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $4.48 per person (3.3% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $4.04 per person (3.1% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $1.40 per person (3.7% above national average)

    There will be fireworks in Wyoming this year—Campell County, for example, is canceling everything except its fireworks show. Jackson Hole, Casper, the City of Wyoming, and others are all going ahead with their fireworks displays, as well.

  • #3. Kansas

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $6.40 per person (5.2% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $5.53 per person (4.6% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $2.04 per person (5.8% above national average)

    Overland Park is limiting its Star-Spangled Spectacular to only a fireworks show and Randolph is tentatively sticking to its schedule, but with a caveat that it might be canceled at the 11th hour. Much of Kansas, however, like Westwood, Roeland Park, and Fairway have canceled their plans.

  • #2. Alabama

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $5.43 per person (4.2% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $5.83 per person (4.9% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $1.60 per person (4.3% above national average)

    Despite packed beaches and full rentals, the vast majority of Alabama’s coastal Gulf region is announcing the cancelation of scheduled fireworks displays. Cities like Bessemer, Decatur, and Guntersville have all followed suit. The capital city of Montgomery is still up in the air.

  • #1. Missouri

    - Fireworks imported in 2018: $8.85 per person (7.5% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2019: $8.39 per person (7.5% above national average)
    - Fireworks imported in 2020, Jan. through April: $3.31 per person (10.1% above national average)

    Kansas City has announced that its big annual fireworks show will not take place this year. A handful of smaller localities are still scheduled to go forward, however, like St. Charles, Union, and Jefferson County.

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