The most important things you need to know about fireworks are the safety precautions and facts:
  • The City prohibits the sale and/or discharge of fireworks within a certain distance of schools, hospitals, gas pumps, etc. Take a few minutes to review the ordinance linked from cityofcape.org/law.
  • Adult supervision is the law.
  • Even sparklers burn at temperatures of 1,200 degrees or more – hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Find more safety tips online or find the Fire Department or Police Department on social media for more tips.

Dates and Hours for Fireworks Sales in Cape Girardeau

  • June 27 to July 4 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Fireworks may not be sold after 10 p.m. on July 4


Dates and Hours for Fireworks Use in Cape Girardeau

  • June 27 to July 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • July 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight
  • Dec. 31 from 11:30 p.m. until Jan. 1 at 12:30 a.m.

Fireworks Brochure for Retailers (printable)

Fireworks City Ordinances



  • Contact Info
  • 1 South Sprigg Street Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6330
  • Email capefire@cityofcape.org