Fireworks and Outdoor Fire Safety Tips

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Fireworks on Court Square

Whether you're planning a backyard BBQ or heading downtown to enjoy events, the Harrisonburg Fire Department would like to offer some reminders and tips for enjoying the outdoors.   


  • Never use charcoal or gas grills indoors.
  • Keep grills at least 10 feet away from your home and other buildings.
  • Never leave hot grills unattended.  
  • View the Recreational Fire Guidelines if you plan to use fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, or fire rings.



  • The sale, use, or possession of fireworks is illegal in the City of Harrisonburg. Illegal fireworks will be confiscated. (City Code Section 16-6-57.)
  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.

Have fun and be safe!