As the Fourth of July approaches, here is what McKinney residents need to know about seeing fireworks in the city.

The context

In McKinney, possession and use of fireworks, including sparklers, is illegal without a permit from the fire department. This also applies to 5,000 feet outside of the city’s limits, with fines up to $2,000, according to the city's website.

“Fireworks ordinances in McKinney are primarily about ensuring safety,” Fire Marshal Brian M. Roash said in an emailed statement. “They help prevent fire hazards, particularly in dry conditions where fireworks can easily ignite dangerous fires. ... Ultimately, these ordinances help create a safer and more peaceful community for everyone.”

The details

Residents can see fireworks at Red, White and Boom, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration. Activities include live music, a hometown parade, the Yankee Doodle block party and a fireworks show. The city encourages guests to bring their own blanket, lawn chairs and coolers for the event.
  • July 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (parade and block party), 5-10 p.m. (fireworks and concert)
  • Downtown McKinney, 11 N. Tennessee St., McKinney (parade and block party); Gabe Nesbitt Community Park, 7001 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney (fireworks and concert)