Know Your State's Fireworks Laws

Know Your State's Fireworks Laws

How did America’s birthday become synonymous with blowing sh*t up? We assume it has something to do with Francis Scott Key — or maybe it’s just that a lot of people think blowing sh*t up is really, really cool. But you probably don’t want to spend July 4th in jail, so you may want to learn a little about the hodgepodge of state fireworks laws — or just skip the DIY stuff and let someone else burst their bombs. [More]

What Are You Cooking For Independence Day?

What Are You Cooking For Independence Day?

Back on Memorial Day, we dealt with the great gas vs. charcoal debate. And now that it’s the July 4th weekend, you’ve had time to hone your grilling chops in time for some pre-fireworks feasts. But the big question is: What will you be cooking? [More]

Window Shop This Humongous List Of Independence Day Sales

Window Shop This Humongous List Of Independence Day Sales

People who want to sell you stuff are psyched that you’ve got an extra day off this weekend, so they’re cutting prices to entice you to make their sales numbers all sparkly. [More]

Recession Is The Grinch That's Stealing Independence Day Fireworks

Recession Is The Grinch That's Stealing Independence Day Fireworks

Hoping to snap out of your recession-borne funk by kicking back and enjoying some fireworks July 4? If so, you’d better hope you don’t live in one of the 40 locales that have canceled their fireworks celebrations due to budget concerns.

Video: Fireworks Are Fun Until They Blow Up In Your Pants

Video: Fireworks Are Fun Until They Blow Up In Your Pants

Enjoy yourselves out there this 4th, folks, but do remember to be careful with those fireworks, as seen in this edited version of the CPSC fireworks safety video set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. It’s funny when mannequins blow up. Your hands, jeans, or the desk in front of your face, not so much.

Are Fireworks Legal In My State?

Are Fireworks Legal In My State?

It’s about that time again — when patriotic Americans from every walk of life celebrate the violent birth of this great nation by blowing shit up. We love it. That’s why we’d like to help make sure you’re aware of your state’s (potentially uncool) laws regarding fireworks. We’ve posted the CPSC’s summary of state regulations inside. Enjoy.