Skip to content

What to know ahead of firework season

Fireworks from the 2022 Firefighters Freedom Celebration. (Photo by Jacob Sturm)

By Jacob Sturm

For one week out of the year, Mustang residents can serve as noisy artists with the canvas of the night sky at their disposal.

That comes with the annual July 4 celebrations, where Mustang’s passion is on full display. With that being known, what are things participants need to know to maximize the limited opportunity?

Let’s start with a timeframe. Mustang consumers can discharge their fireworks between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. from June 27 through July 3. On July 4, hours for consumers to launch their fireworks change to 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Launching fireworks (consumer bought or display) between July 5 and the following June 26 is totally prohibited at all hours.

Mustang’s Fire Department will host its annual Firefighter Freedom Celebration on June 24, and will be launching fireworks on that date, but the public is not permitted to do the same on that date.

Visitors of the City of Mustang intending to launch fireworks at the permissible times listed above are encouraged to use Wild Horse Park according to the city website.

Discharging fireworks at any time within 500 feet of a church, hospital, school, unharvested crop or a place where fireworks are sold and stored is unlawful. Also, launching fireworks in commercial parking lots is prohibited unless the building owner gives permission to participants.

The City of Mustang’s ordinances regarding fireworks indicate any “civic, charitable, fraternal, educational or religious organization located and domiciled within the corporate limits of the city” may receive a license from the Mustang City Clerk to sell consumer fireworks and related items between June 27 through July 3 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on July 4 from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Youth sports teams are not considered to fit into those categories unless they are organized and run by Mustang Public Schools.

Firework regulation, linked to the city website, identify a list of prohibited fireworks including: bottle rockets, stick rockets, cherry bombs, M-80’s, aerial luminaries (sky lanterns), or any fireworks not properly labeled as Division 1.4. Prohibited fireworks found can be confiscated and turned over to the County Sheriff.

View the city’s firework ordinances on the city website for additional information.
Firework stands and organizations provided by the City of Mustang are listed below.

Bronco Cheer Club will have stands at 444 W SH 152 (All American Bank) and
1240 E SH 152 (Sherwin Williams). Clear Springs Church will have a stand at 921 N Clear Springs Rd (Clear Springs Church), while Mustang Church of the Nazarene will have a stand located at 951 E SH 152 (Walmart) and SW OK District Church of the Nazarene will have a stand of their own at 800 N Mustang Rd (Mustang Trade Center).

The Mustang High School Band Boosters stands will be at 700 N Mustang Rd (First Baptist Church/Curtis Park), 1210 E SH 152 (Gentry Service & Repair) and 933 W SH 152 (Bronco Towing).

Bronco Pom will have a stand at 115 E SH 152 (Cash Saver).

Mustang Special Olympics stands will be located at 150 N Mustang Rd (Near Jimmys Egg), and at 211 W SH 152 (Mustang United Methodist Church). Mustang Takedown Club will also have stands at 780 W SH 152 (Classic 405 Motors), at 620 E SH 152 (BancFirst) and at 1805 E Hwy 152 (Valir Property).

Oklahoma Family Youth Counseling’s stand will be at 1150 E SH 152 (next door to OKC YC), while New Beginnings Family Church will have a stand at 1615 E SH 152 (New Beginnings Family Church), Evany Clinic’s stands will be at 150 E SW 59th St (Next to Shell Station) and at 1623 W SW 152, while the Mustang
Lions Club stand will be at 601 E SH 152 (Empowered Church).

Leave a Comment