The Fourth of July in Ashland is a time honored celebration. Fourth of July is also one of the busiest days of the year for the firefighters and paramedics of Ashland Fire and Rescue. Before you celebrate the Fourth in Ashland, take a moment to make sure your holiday is a safe one. For information about the events in Ashland on the 4th of July, please contact the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at 541.482.3486.
Fireworks Prohibited in Ashland
The use of retail fireworks are prohibited throughout the year within the City of Ashland. See Ashland Municipal Code 15.28-070(C). Ashland Fire & Rescue is asking residents to comply with the ordinance in an effort to reduce fires, injuries and the risk to our city’s natural resources. See or print the Fireworks Prohibited Poster here.
The use of any spark producing item which causes a fire is always prohibited. You can be held financially responsible for fire damage and the costs of fire suppression caused by negligent use of fireworks.
There are three items commonly referred to as fireworks, but are considered novelty items that Ashland residents may legally use:
- Smoke bombs
- Party poppers.
If you choose to use these “unclassified” items , please observe the following safety precautions:
- Always have an adult present
- Only use these in a space clear of combustible vegetation
- Never use these in forested areas
- Never alter or throw these items
- Keep matches and these items out of reach of children
- Place them in a bucket of water after use
- Keep water nearby
Fireworks Display - the alternative to personal fireworks
The 4th of July fireworks display sponsored by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce can be viewed from many locations in the city of Ashland July 4 at 10:00 p.m.. To plan for the best location to view the fireworks, click here for a map of the fireworks display area.
The fireworks are launched on Iowa Street between Walker and Wightman, so this section of Iowa Street and the area around it is closed. This area will remained closed on the the night of July 4th until the fireworks pyrotechnicians have cleared the fields for safety. Please stay safe by remaining clear from this area until it has been opened to the public.