Fireworks

Current Fireworks Code

Fireworks Season

The Eudora fireworks season lasts from July 1 through 4 every year. The sale and/or discharge of fireworks is not permitted any other time of the year. 

Discharge of Fireworks:

  • July 1 & 2: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • July 3 & 4: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Sale of Fireworks:

  • July 1 & 2: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • July 3 & 4: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Approved & Prohibited Discharge Locations

Approved Location: Residents may discharge fireworks on their own private property during the Eudora fireworks season only

Prohibited Locations:

  • City-owned property including parks, property surrounding municipal buildings, and vacant land
  • Into, under, or from a car or vehicle
  • On a public roadway or the right-of-way adjoining a public roadway
  • Within 100 feet of any place of institution (schools, businesses, churches, etc.) or any retail fireworks stand/facility

Sale of Fireworks

Organizations interested in selling fireworks within City limits must be a Not for Profit Corporation with verifiable proof of 501(c)3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service. To sell fireworks, the organization must acquire a permit from the City of Eudora and must comply with the permit requirements regarding location, insurance, safety considerations, tent structure, signs, and other conditions set forth by the City. Sales are restricted to the City's Commercial Zoning Districts. Any violation of these these rules can result in a fine up to $500. 

Prohibited Fireworks

Bottle rockets are prohibited. 

The full code text can be found online here.

2020 Updates to Fireworks Code

On December 14, 2020, the City Commission passed an ordinance that revised the City of Eudora Fireworks Code. The code revisions were developed by an 11-person committee composed of residents, business owners, City staff, and a City Commissioner who met and discussed the City codes around fireworks, researched comparative examples from other cities, and consulted with public safety professionals. These approved changes are reflected in the current code written above. 

The changes included:

  • Moving the start time for sales and discharge of fireworks from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for all days of the Eudora fireworks season (July 1-4)
  • Moving the end time for sales on July 3 & 4 up from midnight to 11:00 PM
  • Moving the end time for fireworks discharge on July 3 & 4 up from midnight to 11:30 PM
  • Adding a provision that makes discharging fireworks on City property illegal, which includes City-owned parks, buildings, and vacant property
  • Adopting the Kansas State Fire Marshal regulations on fireworks, which bans discharge of fireworks within the public roadway and within 100 feet of a "place of institution" or any retail fireworks stand/facility