Independence Day 2024 & Fireworks Regulations



Fireworks sales in Le Mars has been going on for much of June, but residents only have a narrow window to use them within the city limits.

This is Le Mars Fire Rescue Chief Dave Schipper


There’s a narrower window for discharging fireworks in Le Mars (July 3, 4, and 5, from noon to 11 p.m.).


Chief Schipper explains the why behind the fireworks rules…


Adults must be present when fireworks are discharged. Chief Schipper says it’s also a good idea to have an extenguisher or a hose or a bucket of water available to put out hot items.

Schipper says they’ve had instances of fires from bottle rockets to disposal of hot materials in trash cans which later caught fire.


   The 4th of July Parade starts at 11 a.m. in Le Mars.    It begins at 8th St SW and travels North down Central Avenue, turning west at 3rd Street SW, and ends at the Plymouth County Historical Museum.
    Immediately following the parade, the museum will host its annual picnic style lunch in the Old Central Gym.  Choose from a burger or hot dog, with sides of potato salad, baked beans, chips, a dessert, and drink for $6.
    The Le Mars Municipal Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on July 4th  at Foster Park.
    The annual Fireworks Display will take place at dusk, around 10 p.m., from the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.
    KLEM will present Sky Show 2024, a patriotic musical salute, during the fireworks.  Listen in your vehicle or bring a portable radio as you watch the fireworks from your favorite vantage point.