If you do choose to have your own display, consider the following safety tips:

  • An adult should be responsible for setting the fireworks off. Fireworks and sparklers burn hot and can ignite clothing. Never give them to children.
  • Read and follow directions on label.
  • Keep water close by for extinguishment.
  • Set off fireworks in a clear, open area away from buildings, trees and dry grass.
  • Light one firework at a time.
  • Never light a firework in your hand.
  • Never re-light a "dud" firework.
  • Dud fireworks should be left for 15-30 minutes and then soaked in water.
  • Keep onlookers at a safe distance and upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
  • If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for 5-10 minutes and seek medical attention.

Fireworks are only permitted on holidays like New Years Day, Victoria Day or Canada Day, as well as cultural or religious holidays.

Visit the by-law page and search Fireworks By-law 2009-056 for more information.

Report fireworks concerns

If you have any concerns about the use of fireworks that are set off on municipal property including parks and boulevards, or family/religious/cultural fireworks that are unsafe and not during the allowed times, please use our Report a Problem tool.

The fireworks by-law regulates the sale and discharge of fireworks as well as the use of indoor pyrotechnics and special effects within the Town of Oakville. Some displays require special permission. 

Send your completed application, along with the applicable fee to:

Fire Prevention Division
1144 South Service Road West
Oakville, ON L7L 5T7

Council has approved the town's rates and fees for various programs and services. Visit the 2020 Rates and Fees page for details.

Return to the Fire Safety and Guidelines page.