Rhode Island Fireworks Laws
Wedding sparklers are a great way to illuminate any wedding exit with flash and pizzazz. While our sparklers are fun and festive, it’s important to use them responsibility. Your health and safety is our highest priority and we always recommend following state fireworks rules and regulations in Rhode Island.
AGE OF PURCHASE: 16 years of age
LEGAL: Ground and hand-held sparkling devices that produce a shower of white, gold or colored sparks at their primary pyrotechnic effect, including fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, sparklers, party poppers, snappers, toy smoke devices, snakes, glow worms, wire sparklers and dipped sticks.
ILLEGAL: Any firecrackers, rockets, mortars or any other device that launches a projectile and/or makes a “bang” or detonation.
PENALTY: Anyone in violation of Rhode Islands’ fireworks laws may be fined upwards of $1,000 and/or up to one year in jail.
Rhode Island Facts & Figures
Nickname: The Ocean State
State Capital: Providence
Population: 1,059,361 (45th)
Largest Cities: Providence 179,883 Cranston 81,456 Warwick 81,004
Total Land Area: 1,545 sq. miles (50th)
It’s the smallest state by size, but Rhode Island holds the title of the longest official state name in the country: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Rhode Island is home to America’s first indoor shopping mall. The Westminster Arcade was constructed in 1828 and was the first enclosed shopping experience in the U.S., nearly 130 years before the first modern suburban shopping mall opened in Minnesota.
Victory Day, a holiday that was once celebrated across the U.S. to mark the end of World War II, is now confined to within the borders of Rhode Island. It’s observed on the second Monday in August.