Don’t be surprised if you see fireworks light up the skies across the island as early as 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
Island County adopted new regulations last year that specify the days and times that people can light off fireworks.
The regulations are specific to where a person lives.
Fireworks may only be lit on private property — beaches, parks and schools are off-limits across all of Island County.
In Langley and Coupeville, residents may light fireworks only between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on July 4.
In unincorporated Island County, residents may light fireworks 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3, 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 5.
Oak Harbor residents get a head start on Independence Day celebrations since they are allowed to set off fireworks a few days earlier. Approved times for discharge of fireworks within city limits are noon to 11 p.m. starting on June 28.
City residents can also light fireworks 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 3, 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 5.
The Big Dog Fireworks tent in Freeland, near the intersection of Harbor Road and Main Street, opened 8 a.m. Friday morning. By 10 a.m., there had already been a steady stream of customers spending an average of $50 each, said employee Sarah Szpak.
Prices range from 99-cents to more than $600 for a giant mix of bang in a box.
“Groups come in and chip in to buy the combinations,” Szapk.
The private off-island company also set-up a temporary tent in Clinton.
Hours at both locations are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29-July 3, 8 a.m. to midnight July 4 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 5.