This Is Where You Can and Can’t Pop Fourth of July Fireworks in El Paso & Las Cruces
Nothing says "Happy Fourth of July" like shooting off enough explosives to annoy your neighbors and scare all the dogs in the neighborhood.
As traditional and American as fireworks on the 4th may be, you cannot set off black cats, Roman Candles, screaming mimis, lady fingers, fuzz buttles, snicker bombs, church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippity do das, crap flappers, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers -- with or without the scooter stick- and whistlin' kitty chasers wherever you want.
Where You CAN Pop Fireworks
El Pasoans will be allowed to buy and possess fireworks outside city limits in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County, such as the six mile stretch of Montana Avenue in Montana Vista where thousands of people traditionally gather to pop fireworks and party.
You can also buy and possess fireworks in the Town of Anthony, Texas, but you can only shoot them off and pop them on the Fourth of July.
Where Fireworks Are NOT Allowed
You cannot buy, possess, or shoot fireworks inside El Paso city limits or within the city limits of the Town of Horizon City, City of San Elizario, Clint, City of Socorro, Village of Vinton, or the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.
Fireworks can be popped inside Las Cruces city limits. However, "place-of-use restrictions" are in effect, meaning you can only discharge fireworks on barren or paved surfaces where water is readily available, and they can only be the type approved by ordinance.
Ordinance Approved Fireworks:
Toy Smoke Devices
Fireworks NOT approved & illegal to posses:
Roman Candles Shells
Stick-Type Rockets, chasers, and firecrackers
Dona Ana County
Current regulations can be found HERE.