Fireworks Information

fireworksFireworks Information - 2024Get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July!  It is legal to use safe and sane fireworks in the City of Huntington Beach on the 4th of July from Noon to 10 p.m. (see Huntington Beach Municipal Code for requirements on places of discharge). With the passage of Measure T, the City Council wrote regulations to help non-profit organizations raise money and for all residents to have a safe 4th of July. Non-profit organizations may apply for the opportunity to operate one of 16 allowed fireworks stands to raise funds for their charitable cause.

Congratulations are in order!  The following applicants were successful in being selected to operate a Safe and Sane Fireworks Stand in 2024 during a lottery held at the City Council’s regular meeting of April 16.   Winners were selected by Mayor Gracey Van Der Mark, with the help of Miss Huntington Beach Ruby Brown-Bilyue:

City Foundation/Partner Winner (and establishment of order for future annual awards) 2024 (Year 1): Huntington Beach Fire Outreach Foundation; 2025 (Year 2): Huntington Beach Police and Community Foundation; 2026 (Year 3): Huntington Beach Council on Aging
Youth Sports Winners:  1) H.B. Divers, DBA Coast Divers; 2) Huntington Valley Little League; 3) North OC Youth Sports Association; 4) Team 90, Inc., dba California Rush; and, 5) Seaview Little League

Civic Organization Winners:  1) Compass Bible Church Huntington Beach; 2) Lutheran Church of the Resurrection; 3) Refuge Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach; 4) HB Elks Lodge No. 1959; and 5) Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach

High School Winners (selected by independent school lottery):

Edison High School Football and ASB

Huntington Beach High School Girls Basketball Boosters Club, Inc, and Oilers Boys Basketball Boosters Association

Liberty Christian High School Technology Department

Marina High School Field Hockey and Girls Outdoor Sports Booster Club

Ocean View High School Baseball Boosters and Soccer

RegulationsKey elements of fireworks regulations include:

  • Safe and Sane Firework sales allowed on July 1, 2, and 3 from Noon - 10 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Discharge of Safe and Sane Fireworks is only allowed on July 4 from Noon - 10 p.m.
  • Fireworks MAY NOT be discharged:
    • On any beach, wetlands, or public parks
    • All areas on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway (e.g. Sunset Beach)
    • Within 10 ft of any residence, dwelling or other structure or oil wells
    • Public Property, including public streets, highways and other publicly owned property, buildings or facilities (except residential sidewalks, alleys, and streets)
    • Properties located in commercial and industrial/manufacturing districts
    • Within 300 ft of a fireworks stand or within 100 ft of a gas station/flammable liquids
    • See ordinance and resolution for additional regulations
  • Improper discharge of Safe and Sane fireworks or discharge of illegal fireworks is subject to a $500 citation
  • Residents may discharge fireworks on their residential street, however, to help keep Huntington Beach clean, please properly dispose of spent fireworks properly! Do not leave them in the streets.