FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of many Fourth of July fireworks events. As families look for ways to celebrate at home, it’s important to remember the fireworks laws in Fairfax County and Virginia.
Many types of fireworks found in states with more relaxed fireworks laws are illegal in Virginia, except for use by licensed contractors. Illegal fireworks, as defined by Virginia code, “explode, travel laterally, rise into the air, or fire projectiles into the air.” These can include firecrackers, sparklers, bottle rockets, skyrockets and torpedoes. Possessing, selling or using illegal fireworks in