Fireworks / Fire Prevention
Draper City is advising community members to please be careful with fireworks this season and use them only in permitted areas. Even though Utah's drought conditions have improved, the increase in precipitation has brought more growth, providing more potential fuel for fires.
Fireworks - Restricted Areas in Draper City
To protect lives and property, due to high fire danger, the use of fireworks is prohibited in most areas of Draper City. These areas will be strictly enforced. See the fireworks restrictions boundary map below or visit our interactive Fireworks Restrictions MapFireworks are NOT allowed in all Draper City Parks per Possession and Use of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, or Fireworks. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or discharge any firearm or explosive of any kind including fireworks at a recreation facility except law enforcement officers and those who are allowed by state code or have received written consent to do so from the Manager.
Draper City encourages residents who want to celebrate holidays with fireworks to ensure fireworks are used on permitted dates and timeframes, within permitted areas, and following all recommended safety guidelines. To minimize risk, residents are encouraged to consider attending professional fireworks displays, which are supervised by fire personnel. As part of Draper Days, the Concerts and Fireworks are held each July. Admission to these events is free.
Class “C” fireworks can be sold on the following dates:
June 24 – July 25
December 29 – December 31
Two days before and on Chinese New Year’s Eve
Discharge Dates and Times
Between the hours of 11 AM and 11 PM on the following dates except as noted:
- July 2 – July 5 (July 4 hours extended to midnight)
- July 22 – 25 (July 24 hours extended to midnight)
- December 30 & 31* (11 AM – 1 AM the following day)
- Chinese New Year’s Eve - January 21-22, 2023 (11 AM – 1 AM the following day)
*If New Year's Eve is on a Sunday and the local governmental jurisdiction determines to celebrate New Year's Eve on the prior Saturday (Dec 30), then it is lawful to discharge Class C common state-approved explosives on that prior Saturday.
Fireworks Safety Tips
Chinese Lanterns - Prohibited
Chinese Lanterns, also known as Khoom Fay, are paper lanterns or sky lanterns that emit a stunning glow and stay lit for 20 minutes, and can travel several miles. While beautiful and exciting, they are prohibited in any part of Draper City. View the Chinese Lantern Information Sheet.
The Firewise Program is being introduced in Draper with the goal of reducing the loss of lives, property, and resources to wildland fire by building and maintaining communities in a way that is compatible with our natural surroundings. Landowners understandably prefer to make choices related to their surroundings. Often people believe there is nothing they can do, and that wildfire mitigation is too difficult or prohibitively expensive. This is not the case. Get involved and learn about the Firewise Program.