Black Hills Fireworks Information – 2023

Overview: Where permitted, South Dakota law permits the discharge of fireworks between June 26 and July 9, 2023.  The illegal use of fireworks is punishable by a fine of up to $500, 30-days in jail, or both.  Citations may be issued after 11:00pm or any time of day when someone is reckless or negligent with fireworks.

Restrictions: Areas in the Black Hills with fireworks restrictions (other than novelty fireworks such as party poppers, snappers, sparklers and toy caps) include:

  • Black Hills Fire Protection District – . For more information on fire prevention and a map of the Black Hills Fire Protection District visit the State of South Dakota Wildland Fire webpage.
  • Pennington County other than Rapid City: discharge of fireworks allowed when grassland fire index allows. Click here for map.
  • Rapid City and a one-mile radius from city limits
  • Hill City
  • Keystone
  • Wall
  • Box Elder permits discharge of fireworks within city limits from July 1-4, 2023, between 9:00am and 11:00pm.
  • Custer
  • Keystone
  • New Underwood – Call for information: (605) 754-6777

In the Black Hills area, the public may call (605) 394-2151, option 9, for answers to fireworks-related questions.

People are encouraged to attend public displays for safety.  For a list of public fireworks events, visit

Click here for information on Fireworks Safety

For more information, call 211 or search our online database:

  • Enter your Zip Code
    • In the Search for Specific Program box, enter:
      • Sheriff
      • Municipal Police
      • ATF
      • Chambers of Commerce – for information on local 4th of July events

Sources: Pennington County / Fireworks
                 South Dakota Wildland Fire

Disclaimer: This HelpSheet is developed by the Helpline Center. HelpSheets provide a brief overview of the designated topic. For more information, call 211 or text your zip code to 898211.

Last updated: May 2023