In Buffalo, you can usually find a firework display in almost every neighborhood with people celebrating Independence Day. Unfortunately, many local firework events have been canceled for the 4th of July holiday this year. The sale and possession of sparkling devices are legal in the city, but most Buffalonians are looking for something with a little more boom.

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I personally suggest leaving the fireworks to the professionals. The possibility of setting someone's house on fire just doesn't sit right with me. According to WIVB, police say unlawfully dealing with fireworks is dangerous, and could potentially lead to charges ranging from a violation up to a Class A misdemeanor.

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Having parties and fireworks is a big deal in the City of Buffalo, I know many people in the city are making plans to have some form of a celebration. Here are a few things to remember.

According to New York State Department of Safety and Health:

Ground-based, spiked, or handheld devices that produce: Showers of sparks, colored flame, audible crackling, whistling or smoke are excluded from the list of devices that requires a permit to operate.

I would like to see everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday and following the laws is a great way to ensure that you and your family will be safe.

Here's where you can buy fireworks in NY:

TNT Fireworks
TOPS
349 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

TNT Fireworks (Opens June 20, according to Google)
Pine Plaza
8297 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304