Firework displays at Soaring Eagle Casino over holiday weekend, fireworks safety reminder


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As Independence Day approaches, Mount Pleasant will have two nights of fireworks on Saturday and Sunday at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

The show begins at dusk at the casino's outdoor concert area. Admission is free for the public.

Michigan law states that fireworks may only be used the day before, the day of, and the day after the holiday. Fireworks cannot be used between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. The City of Mount Pleasant's fireworks ordinance states that fireworks may not be discharged within city limits on any other days of the year.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety released a list ofrecommended safety tips for those planning on discharging fireworks this Fourth of July holiday:

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

Pet safety

  • Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.
  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.

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