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Independence Day/Week Schedule, Fireworks Use Reminders, Holiday Weekend Fun in the Parks

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*UPDATE 7/6/2021 to emphasize NO DELAY IN CURBSIDE COLLECTION OF TRASH/RECYCLING/COMPOST

Archived News Release: June 29, 2021 - ​City of Ann Arbor municipal offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, to observe the Independence Day holiday. Safety services and water utility operations will maintain 24-hour schedules.

Larcom City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, July 6, following the pandemic-related closure last fall. This includes the Ann Arbor Customer Service Center and the city clerk's office, though city services will also remain conveniently available online. Learn about city services at https://www.a2gov.org/services/Pages/Home.aspx.

The trash, recycling and compost curbside collection schedule will not be interrupted by the holiday.

Fireworks Use Remin​​​ders​​

If you're planning to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, please remember to do so safely and responsibly. For starters, per Michigan Fireworks Safety Act 256 of 2011 http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Act-256-of-2011.pdf (PDF), fireworks usage is permitted only during certain timeframes and only around national holidays. For the Independence Day holiday this year, fireworks may ONLY be discharged in the city:

  • Tuesday, June 29–Friday, July 2 — 11 a.m.–11:45 p.m.

  • Saturday, July 3–Sunday, 4 — 8 a.m.–11:59 p.m.

Use​​ without permission is ALWAYS prohibited at city parks, schools and all public and private property that isn't your own.

Using fireworks without forethought can be dangerous. Please note these reminders:
  • Keep a water source ready to spray embers from fireworks. Drench the entire area where you've been using fireworks when done.

  • Toss sparklers into a bucket of water when finished using.

  • Don't try to reignite fireworks that won't go off.

  • Don't launch fireworks into forests or fields. Dry grass or leaves could ignite.

  • Keep fireworks away from your face and eyes.

​​For more information, visit the National Fire Protection Association website at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Fireworks.

Holiday Fu​​​n in the Parks (remember: fireworks are prohibited in parks!)​​

Plan ahead for something fun to do on Independence Day/weekend! ​

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Media Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000 x4124
[email protected]


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