Fireworks on Maui New Year’s Eve

There are two public aerial fireworks displays this year:  One from an offshore barge at the Grand Wailea Resort; and the other at the Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi.  Both shows begin at approximately 11:59 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The County of Maui’s Department of Fire and Public Safety provided the following details:

Regarding fireworks permits:

  • Each permit costs $25 payable by check/money order to the County of Maui. Cash will be accepted at the Fire Prevention Bureau and Pine Isle Market only.
  • Each permit allows a purchase of up to 5,000 pieces of fire crackers.
  • There is no limit to the number of permits issued to each person.
  • Permit applicants must be 18 years or older and show proof of age at the time of permit processing.

Safety Tips Regarding Fireworks Use

• Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and eye injuries.
• Young children and fireworks do not mix. Never give fireworks, even sparklers to young children. Sparklers burn at temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Older children should only use fireworks under the direct supervision of an adult.
• Always read and follow all warnings and instructions listed by the manufacturer for the safe use and handling of fireworks.
• Make sure you have a clear, flat area to use the fireworks; away from structures, dry grass or brush, and readily ignitable materials.
• Have a water hose or bucket of water readily available in case of a fire.

The public is reminded that fireworks can only be legally set off from 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day.  Violations are subject to fines of up to $2,000.

The public is also reminded that aerial fireworks are illegal–the import sale, transfer or use of aerial fireworks without a permit is a Class C Felony.

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