The Longmeadow Police are reminding residents that it is illegal to use, possess or sell fireworks in Massachusetts.
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The Longmeadow Police are reminding residents that it is illegal to use, possess or sell fireworks in Massachusetts.
The department shared a photo from 2007 on their Facebook page of Longmeadow Police Sgt. Albano and members of the fire department investigating a large cache of fireworks on the Connecticut River. According to the Longmeadow Police, the fireworks were confiscated from partygoers and forfeited for destruction.
Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts
According to Mass.gov, it is illegal for residents to use or sell fireworks in Massachusetts. It is also illegal to purchase fireworks from neighboring states such as New Hampshire and transport them into the state.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said, “There were an estimated 1,600 emergency department-treated injuries associated with firecrackers and 900 with sparklers” in 2020. Of those 900 injuries from sparklers, 44% were to children under the age of 5.
In the last 10 years, there have been 974 fires and explosions involving illegal fireworks in Massachusetts that have caused dozens of injuries to firefighters and residents, along with millions of dollars in damages.
Professional Fireworks in Massachusetts 2023
Display CityDateTimeDisplay LocationRain DateFoxborough5/27/20237:00 PMOne Patriot Place – 300 LevelN/ABlackstone5/28/20238:30 PMTown Hall – 15 Saint Paul St.5/29/2023Winchester6/3/20239:00 PMManchester Field – 458 Main St.6/4/2023North Andover6/9/20239:30 PMMerrimack College – O’Brien Field (Parcel 7) – 315 Turnpike St.6/10/2023Worcester6/9/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDAbington6/10/2023DuskBeaver Brook Elementary School – 1 Ralph G. Hamlin Jr. Lane6/11/2023Foxborough6/10/20239:00 PMArmy Field – South St.6/11/2023Granby6/10/20239:30 PMDufresne Park Recreation Area – Taylor St.N/ANorfolk6/10/20238:00 PMFreeman Kennedy School – 70 Broadman St.6/11/2023Quincy6/10/20239:00 PMPageant field Boat Landing – Vietnam Veteran’s Dr.6/11/2023Reading6/10/20239:00 PMReading H.S. baseball field – 62 Oakland Rd.9/9/2023Winchendon6/10/20239:30 PMBarge on Whitney Pond – Pond St.6/11/2023East Bridgewater6/14/20239:00 PMBaseball field behind Town Hall – 143 Plymouth St.6/16/2023South Deerfield6/17/2023DuskOpen field at Tree House Brewing Company – 1 Community Place6/18 or 6/19Mashpee6/23/20238:45 PMMashpee H.S. – 500 Old Barnstable Rd.6/24/2023Worcester6/23/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDChicopee6/24/20239:30 PMSzot Park parking lot – Front St.6/25/2023Easthampton6/24/20239:00 PMPark Hill Orchard – 95 Park Hill Rd.N/AGardner6/24/20239:15 PMKendall Pond Road W6/25/2023Monson6/24/20239:15 PMQuarry Hill School – 43 Margaret St.6/25/2023Pittsfield6/24/20239:30 PMPittsfield Crematory – 105 Wahcona St.N/AWare6/24/20239:45 PM77 Church St.6/25/2023Sutton6/26/20239:15 PM268 Boston Rd.7/10/2023Framingham6/30/20239:30 PM2 mini barges on Farm Rd – 100 Dudley Rd.N/AIpswich6/30/20239:00 PMGolf Club at Turner Hill – 251 Topsfield Rd.7/7/2023Braintree7/1/202310:00 PMBraintree High School – 128 Town St.7/5/2023Franklin7/1/202310:00 PMHigh School – 218 Oak St.N/AGreenfield7/1/20239:35 PMPoet’s Seat Tower – Mountain Rd.7/15/2023Marion7/1/20239:15 PMBarge off Silver Shell Beach – Front St.7/5/2023Oakham7/1/20239:30 PMBarge on Lake Dean – 203 Bechan Rd.N/ASouth Hadley7/1/20239:00 PMField behind Michael E. Smith Middle School – 100 Mosier St.7/2/2023Canton7/2/20239:15 PMIrish Cultural Center – 200 New Boston Rd.N/AHaverhill7/2/20239:15 PMRiverside Park – 163 Lincoln Ave.7/5/2023Mashpee7/2/20239:00 PMGolf Course – 20 Red Brook Rd.7/5/2023Milford7/2/202310:00 PMClark Island7/5/2023Andover7/3/20239:20 PMAndover High School – 80 Shawsheen Rd.7/5/2023Fitchburg7/3/202310:00 PMQuarry at Rollstone Hill – Access from Pratt Rd.7/8/2023Freetown7/3/20239:00 PMAssonet Burial Grounds7/9/2023Gloucester7/3/20239:30 PMStage Fort Park – Fort Area – 1 Hough Ave.7/8/2023Lynn7/3/20239:00 PMBarge near Red Rock – 76 Marine Blvd.7/5/2023Rutland7/3/20239:20 PMBehind DPW garage – 17 Pommogussett Rd.7/8/2023Sharon7/3/20239:30 PMBarge on Lake Massapoag – 196 Pond St.7/8/2023Tewksbury7/3/20239:30 PMLivingston Street Park – 424 Livingston St.N/AWeymouth7/3/20239:30 PMBarge of Wessagussett Beach – Wessagussett RdN/ABridgewater7/4/20239:30 PMLegion Field – 200 South St.7/5/2023Marblehead7/4/20239:15 PMBarge in Marblehead Harbor – Commercial St. Wharf7/5/2023Mashpee7/4/20239:15 PMWillowbend Country Club – 130 Willowbend Dr.7/5/2023New Bedford7/4/20239:00 PM7 Fish Island Rd.7/5/2023Pittsfield7/4/20239:30 PMPittsfield Crematory – 105 Wahcona St.N/AProvincetown7/4/20239:00 PMMacMillian pier – 24 MacMillian Wharf7/5/2023Salem7/4/20239:00 PMSalem Maritime Nt’l Historic Site – 160 Derby St.8/12/2023Worcester7/4/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDWorcester7/7/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDNahant7/8/20239:00 PMBailey’s Point Park – Bass Point Rd.7/9/2023Uxbridge7/8/20239:00 PM62 Capron St.7/9/2023Whitinsville7/15/20239:00 PMLasell Field – 171 Linwood Ave.7/16/2023Worcester7/28/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDPittsfield8/5/20239:30 PMPittsfield Crematory – 105 Wahcona St.N/AWorcester8/11/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDBellingham8/12/20239:00 PM60 Blackstone St.8/13/2023Worcester8/18/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDTaunton8/25/20238:10 PMHopewell Park – 15 Hamilton St.8/27/2023Lawrence9/1/20231:00 and 6:00 PMThree Saints Feast – 20 Common St.N/AWorcester9/1/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDLawrence9/2/20237:00 to 8:00 PMThree Saints Feast – 20 Common St.N/ALawrence9/3/20239:00 PMThree Saints Feast – 20 Common St.N/AWorcester9/15/2023Post-gamePolar Park Stadium – 122 Madison St.TBDBillerica9/23/20238:00 PMMarshal Middle School – 15 Floyd St.N/A …Read More