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Where to Buy Fireworks (The Legal Kind)

Wanna put on your own mini fireworks show? Here’s the few places in the Bay Area where you can buy ‘em.
By - posted 6/30/2011

Where to Buy Fireworks (The Legal Kind)Don’t let the rocket’s red glare get you this Fourth of July weekend by not doing your homework on state and local regulations concerning legal and illegal fireworks.

Though the state of California allows for the sale of so-called “safe and sane” fireworks (like cone fountains, hand-held sparklers and smoke items – anything that that doesn’t fly or explode), residents are still subject to local restrictions, which may be even more stringent.

  • Where Fireworks are Banned
    Bay Area residents need to be extra careful, as most cities, including San Mateo, Oakland and San Francisco, have banned fireworks all together.
  • Where to Buy Fireworks (The Legal Kind)Where Fireworks are Allowed
    Among the 290 communities allowing “safe and sane” fireworks sales in California in 2012, the only Bay Area cities where you can buy fireworks are Gilroy, Hollister, Watsonville, San Bruno, Dublin, Newark, Sebastopol, Union City, Rohnert Park, St. Helena, Pacifica and Petaluma (unless in high risk fire zone).

>> Full list of 290 communities allowing sale of fireworks in California in 2011

And though you may still be able to set off the sparklers and spinners you bought legally in San Bruno, but illegally smuggled into San Francisco, this doesn’t mean that the police force will stop enforcing their zero tolerance policies concerning the possession and sale of illegal fireworks.

Where to Buy Fireworks (The Legal Kind)So to help ensure that your holiday weekend doesn’t go up in smoke, it’s probably best to play it safe and follow the advice of those in the know, like a fireman whose job it may be to help reattach the fingers to your recently blown-up hand.

“It’s best to just enjoy the professional displays,” Oakland Deputy Fire Chief James Williams said. “They’re dangerous and we don’t want to see members of the community injured as a result.”

Going to a professional display, like the one done annually at Pier 39, also takes the responsibility off of you, so take this as an opportunity to just kick back and relax with some Pabst while enjoying a night full of patriotic festivities and fun.

 

Where to Buy Legal Fireworks in the Bay Area
There are two major companies that operate fireworks stands in the few Bay Area cities that allow their sale. TNT Fireworks and Phantom Fireworks.

Where to Buy Fireworks (The Legal Kind)

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Dublin

TNT Stands

  • 7699-7877 Amador Valley Blvd.
  • 7499 Dublin Blvd.
  • 7544 Dublin Blvd.
  • 7944 Dublin Blvd.
  • 7212 San Ramon Rd.
  • 8931 San Ramon Rd.
  • Dublin Blvd. & Regional St.

Phantom Stands

  • Rigatoni’s: 7350 Dublin Blvd.
  • Ulfert’s Center: 4288 Dublin Blvd.
  • Horizon Store: 7144 Regional St.
  • KFC: 6797 Village Parkway
  • Dublin Station: 6500 Dublin Blvd.
  • Jennifer Convertibles: 6698 Amador Plaza Rd.

Gilroy

TNT Stands

  • 410 E.10th St.
  • 7150 Camino Arroyo
  • 280 E.10th St.
  • 7940 Monterey St.
  • 8220 Monterey St.
  • 435 1st St.
  • 190 Welburn Ave.
  • 8400 Church St.
  • 8850 San Ysidro St.
  • 705 1st St.
  • 691 1st St.
  • 777 1st St.
  • 971 1st St.
  • 1230-1260 1st St.
  • 1395 1st St.

Hollister

TNT Stands

  • 790 Bolsa Rd.
  • 411 San Felipe Rd.
  • NW corner of San Juan Rd. & Felice

Newark

TNT Stands

  • 35145  Newark Blvd.
  • 35156 Newark Blvd.
  • 3665 Cedar Blvd.
  • 6430 Thornton Ave.
  • 5911 Mowry Ave.
  • 2900 Newpark Mall Rd.
  • 5222-5810 Newpark Mall Rd.
  • Mowry School Dr. & Cedar Blvd.

Phantom Stands

  • Home Depot: 5401 Thornton Ave.

Pacifica

TNT Stands

  • 776 Bradford Way
  • 4625 Pacific Coast Hwy.
  • 80-210 Eureka Sq.
  • 100 Claredon Ave.

Petaluma

TNT Stands

  • 175 Fairgrounds Dr.
  • 2000 Lakeville Hwy.
  • 101 McDowell Blvd.
  • 203 S. McDowell Blvd.
  • 301 N. McDowell Blvd.
  • 301 Mountain View Ave.
  • 5300 Old Redwood Hwy.
  • 400 E. Washington Ave.
  • 1510 E. Washington Ave.
  • Weller & D Street
  • Weller & E. Washington

Phantom Stands

  • Church Lot: 200 Ely Blvd. South
  • Boulevard Lanes: 1100 Petaluma Blvd.
  • Stairbuilders: 301309 E. Washington St.
  • Strip Center: 201 S McDowell Blvd.
  • Sonoma Autowerks: 215 Washington St.

Rohnert Park

TNT Stands

  • 6340 Commerce Blvd.
  • Commerce & Rohnert Park Expy.
  • 1460 E. Cotati Ave.
  • 101 Golf Course Dr.
  • 901 Golf Course Dr.
  • 4625 Redwood Dr.
  • 4825 Redwood Dr.
  • 6089 – 6101 Redwood Dr.
  • 475 Rohnert Park Expy.
  • 605 Rohnert Park Expy.
  • 375 Southwest Blvd.

Phantom Stands

  • Escape: 5195 Redwood Dr.
  • Valley Furniture: 380 Rohnert Park Expwy
  • Wolf Den Plaza: 17021728 E Cotati Ave.

San Bruno

TNT Stands

  • 292 El Camino Real
  • 250 El Camino Real
  • 928 El Camino Real
  • El Camino Real & Sneath Ln.
  • 851 Cherry Avenue

Phantom Stands

  • Towne Center: 13221340 El Camino Real
  • Forever Yours Florist: 799 El Camino Real

Sebastopol

TNT Stands

  • 788 Gravenstein Hwy. North
  • 935 Gravenstein Hwy. South
  • 406 N. Main Street

St. Helena

  • American Legion Fireworks Stand: Hwy. 29

Union City

TNT Stands

  • 101 Decoto Rd.
  • 33503 Mission Blvd.
  • Alvarado Niles & Decoto Rd.
  • 31140 Alvarado Niles Rd..2601 Decoto Rd.
  • 30600 Dyer Street
  • 30850 – 30910 Dyer Street.
  • 30315 Union City Blvd.
  • 1998 Whipple Road

Phantom Stands

  • Island Pacific Supermaket: 4122 Dyer St.
  • Shell Station: 33365 Mission Blvd.
  • America’s Tire: 34734 Alvarado Niles Rd.
  • Union Landing: 32101 Union Landing Blvd.
  • FoodMaxx: 30073 Industrial Pkwy
  • Burger King: 31361 Alvarado Niles Rd.

Watsonville

TNT Stands

  • 978 E. Lake Ave.
  • 377 Husback
  • 1205 Freedom Blvd.
  • 1418 Freedom Blvd.

 


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