Oklahoma Firework Vendors See Increased Sales For Personal Use Due To Less Events

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 5:16 pm
By: Mallory Thomas

Fireworks sales have been going on since June 15th as families prepare for 4th of July celebrations, which will look different this year.

Some Independence Day events have been cancelled, but fireworks sellers said they're seeing more families buying fireworks this year to prepare for their own celebrations.

Mike Gable was shopping with his kids at the TNT Supercenter Monday morning for fireworks. "We're going to celebrate the 4th of July the patriotic day for America," said Gable.

Fireworks sellers said they're seeing more families shopping for their own small gatherings.

"We kind of expect more family shows just because they can have small group firework displays or barbeques, so we are kind of expecting more of a family orientated type 4th of July," said TNT Supercenter Store Manager Maggie Guynes.

For several years, Northside Christian Church has partnered with TNT Fireworks to run the tent near 101st and Memorial as a fundraiser. They said they've seen similar sales.

"We've actually been ahead of sales from last year for the same time last year so we're really excited about that. So hopefully we won't have any leftover fireworks," said Karon Carpenter with Northside Christian Church. "I think everybody is ready to get out and do some celebration and get together safely, but get together and celebrate and have a good 4th of July."

Most of the big warehouse fireworks stores are already open and the smaller stands should open up this weekend and next week. You can purchase fireworks from now until July 5th.