Community Education Unit

Community Education Coordinators are assigned to the city by sector.

East Hill - Stacy Judd  253-856-5883

Valley/West Hill- John Pagel  253-856-5884

Fireworks and Fourth of July Safety

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Fireworks are Illegal in Kent


The City of Kent encourages you and your family to attend a public fireworks display to enjoy fireworks. All fireworks are illegal in Kent. Violators are subject to a $250 fine and the confiscation of their fireworks. Call 253-852-2121 to report suspected violations.

State Fireworks Injury Data
Fourth of July Splash

If you have additional questions, please call the Kent Police, Community Education Unit - 253-856-5883.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 4th of July is a fun and special holiday for many, however, it can also be a very dangerous one. Here are some commonly asked questions about fireworks.

Are fireworks illegal in Kent?
Absolutely - all of them! In Kent, it is unlawful to purchase, possess or discharge any fireworks, with the exception of display fireworks discharged by professionals at a sanctioned, legally permitted community event.
Why are they banned?
Fireworks were banned by the City Council in 2016 after 62% of Kent voters approved a ban in an advisory vote in November 2015. Residents expressed their concerns about fireworks going off in neighborhoods before, during and after the Fourth of July.  Besides noise, the Mayor and Councilmembers received frequent complaints about fire danger, litter, traumatized military veterans and scared pets.   
What if I buy my fireworks in another city or on Tribal Land?
If you buy fireworks and bring them to Kent, you risk being fined and having them confiscated because they are not legal here. Remember, many of the fireworks purchased on Tribal Land are only legal to discharge on Tribal Land.
But I want big, fancy fireworks! What do I do?
Let someone else do the work - there are many free shows put on by professionals. These shows include spectacular fireworks and you'll be amazed by what you see. Join us for outrageous fun at the Splash - it's the best show around!