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In 2006, the Common Council created the Fireworks Task Force to study the impact of fireworks on public safety after a fire that was caused by fireworks destroyed a Milwaukee home. The study concluded that amateur use of fireworks should be banned in Milwaukee due to the significant number of injuries and property damage caused by them. A Milwaukee ordinance was later introduced and passed banning the sale and amateur use of fireworks in Milwaukee.
Our fireworks ban mascot is Sparky, the friendly firework character that says, "Leave the fireworks to the pros!" Check out his facebook page, where he promotes going to professionally-run fireworks instead, and provides the dates and times for fireworks shows in the Milwaukee area.
The fine for setting off fireworks within the Milwaukee city limits can run up to $1000, so save yourself the expense and the bodily injury, and go see one of the many free fireworks shows our city is lucky to have available.
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You'll find fireworks events throughout Milwaukee listed.
Remember, stay safe and leave it to the professionals.
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The 12 members of the Fireworks Task Force were:
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