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Where can I shoot fireworks legally in East Tennessee?

Here's a list of where you can and can't shoot off your own fireworks in East Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Planning your own 4th of July celebration? Whether or not it is legal to set off your own fireworks depends on where you live. Check out the list below to find out!

Or, you can check out one of these celebrations in a community near you!

  • Anderson County/City of Oak Ridge- Illegal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • City of Alcoa - It is only legal to shoot fireworks specifically on July 3 and July 4 and on December 31 and January 1 from the hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sales are allowed from June 20 to July 5 and December 10 until January 2.
  • Townsend - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • Knox County- Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • City of Knoxville- Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • Cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • City of LaFollette - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • City of Athens City - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • City of Maryville - It is legal to set off fireworks on private property on certain dates and times. It's legal ONLY from July 3 and 4 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 31  from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and fireworks may be shot up until 1 a.m. specifically the morning of New Year's Day. It's still prohibited to use fireworks at any public area, street, roadway, parking lot, etc. 
  • Blount County: It is legal in the county to shoot fireworks in any location except for Townsend. Maryville and Alcoa allow them on specific days. Fireworks cannot be shot between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. (The TN General Assembly reversed a 1949 ban of pyrotechnics in the county). 
  • Campbell County - Legal to sell and set off fireworks in county but not in the city limits of LaFollette.
  • Town of Cumberland Gap - Illegal to sell and set off fireworks
  • Cumberland County and City of Crossville- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • Fentress County- Legal to sell and set off in county but not within city limits.
  • Grainger County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • Greene County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • Loudon County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • McMinn County - Legal to sell and set off fireworks except in Athens city limits.
  • Monroe County- Legal to sell fireworks and set off on July 3rd and 4th.
  • Morgan County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • Scott County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • Sevier County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks in county but not in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville city limits.
  • Roane County- Legal to sell fireworks and city leaders decide on where they can be set off.
  • City of Kingston- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.
  • Union County- Legal to sell and set off fireworks.

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