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By The Spotlight Newspapers, Jul 1 2016 06:26AM

Safety and responsibility are important with fireworks. If a fire starts from fireworks, it can impact the community and residences of Fort Bend County. If the fire is found to be started intentionally, and damages the property of another, you may be subject to the charge of Arson with a possible penalty of 2-20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00. You may also be held civilly liable for damages.

Although fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the holiday season, they can be dangerous when used improperly; causing serious burn and eye injuries.

Recommended Safety Tips

• 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.


Everyone enjoys fireworks, especially in the festive Fourth of July season. But consumers need to be careful about where they buy their fireworks. The National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) recommends that you only buy consumer fireworks from a licensed store, tent or stand. Never buy fireworks from an individual's house or from someone on the street. Such devices are likely illegal explosives or professional (1.3G) fireworks that can seriously injure you. All Fireworks stands selling fireworks in Fort Bend County are required to have a current permit from the Fire Marshal's office.

If you are aware of someone selling illegal explosives such as M-80, Cherry Bombs and Silver Salutes, contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms immediately at 1-888-ATF-BOMB, (1-888-283-2662) or email

For additional information for permit applications and regulations, visit

By The Spotlight Newspapers, Jun 28 2016 04:18PM

Below is a complied list of some Fourth of July festival locations and fireworks shows going on around Fort Bend area.

New Territory Sports Complex

New Territory Parks and Recreation annual July 4th Parade is designed to appeal to families and to bring the community of New Territory together to celebrate our nation’s birth. A fun-filled event for the whole family, featuring live entertainment, attractions for children, including but not limited to inflatable rides, bungee trampoline, rock wall, youth activities, craft artists, food concessions and much more. Attendance is FREE; attractions for children require a $10 wristband.


The city of Rosenberg will host its Family 4th Celebration at 6pm at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Highway 36 South. This free event will include horse drawn wagon rides through the park, a carnival area for the kids, live entertainment, food vendors with a taste for everyone, and a spectacular fireworks display. For more information, call 832-595-3520 or visit the city's website.


The city of Katy will be hosting its Katy Freedom Celebration at approximately 9pm NEAR Katy Mills Mall. The fireworks are launched between the east side of the mall and Katy Fort Bend Road and can be seen from several miles around the mall area.

Katy -- Cinco Ranch

Go to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for the LaCenterra's 4th of July Celebration. It starts at 4:30pm and includes live entertainment, great food, events for the kids and a fabulous fireworks display.

Missouri City

The Missouri City's Fourth of July celebrations will begin at 6pm at Buffalo Run Park. Take advantage of the free activities including moonwalks, a rock wall, face painting, rides and more. Food will be available for purchase. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 PM. Parking will be available at Thurgood Marshall High School next to Buffalo Run Park.

Fort Bend Orchestra – Freedom Rings!

City of Stafford Official Independence Day Celebration - Celebrate America's birthday with patriotic works and favorite tunes. Fireworks will follow the concert! General Admission, no tickets required.

George Ranch Historical Park

Nothing says America and July 4 like games, parades and hot dogs! Take a scavenger hunt through time as you pick up clues across the Park and discover intriguing trivia about this American holiday. Try your hand at historic games such as Blindman’s Bluff, sack races, tug-of-war, croquet and more. Watch a festive parade, grab a hot dog at our historic lunch (reservations required) or join in the fun at our fourth annual cobbler-eating contest! Please pick up your wristbands at the Visitor Center when purchasing admission beginning at 9 a.m.

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