Do not celebrate Independence Day with your own personal firework show in Iowa City. Using fireworks inside city limits is prohibited, and violators will face a minimum $250 fine. 

The Iowa City Police Department will take a zero tolerance approach of fireworks violations in city limits.

Skip the fine, instead enjoy professional, permitted firework displays in the Iowa City area:

  • Coralville fireworks: After 9:35 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at S.T. Morrison Park
  • Iowa City fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Pentacrest. Fireworks close the first night of the Iowa City Jazz Festival. 

To report illegal fireworks, call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800. It is helpful to officers if the caller provides a house address or vehicle description. For questions about the local fireworks ordinance, contact Fire Marshal Brian Greer at 319-356-5257 or



Date of publication

Thursday, June 27, 2019