SPEARFISH, SD – Across the nation, Independence Day will be observed over the upcoming holiday. The City of Spearfish encourages residents to celebrate and practice safety during all Fourth of July activities – and reminds everyone that fireworks are not allowed within City Limits nor the Black Hills Fire Protection District.
Spearfish City Ordinance Section 7-3, “Sale or discharge of fireworks,” states, “No person may sell or caused to be sold, discharge or caused to be discharged, any pyrotechnics or fireworks of any description whatsoever within the city. Exception: the discharge of fireworks as part of a professional display operated by a licensed pyrotechnic operator under the procedure set forth in the International Fire Code, as adopted from time to time.”
Those wishing to set off fireworks outside of Spearfish City Limits should be aware of conditions and take necessary safety precautions. They must also be aware of restrictions: South Dakota Codified Law 34-37-11 states that no fireworks are allowed within the boundary, or within 300 feet of the boundary, of the Black Hills Fire Protection District, nor within any public lands, including national forest, national park, state forest, or any land owned or leased by South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks.
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Spearfish City Hall and all City offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4.
The 4th of July parade begins at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Spearfish High School and travels south on North Avenue to Main Street, ending at the intersection of Grant Street. There is also a B-1 Bomber flyover at 12:15 p.m.!