If you're looking to buy fireworks nearby, you're in luck. Two firework stands have officially opened for business for the Fourth of July season.
Since July 4 falls on a Wednesday, this week is the time to buy fireworks ahead of any celebrations this weekend.
Where to Buy Fireworks
One stand is located in the Bradlick Shopping Center between the Starbucks and the McDonald's; the other is off of Little River Turnpike by the Annandale Kmart and between the Capital One Bank and Shell gas station.
From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday, residents can purchase TNT 500 grand screamers, Thunder Busters and other assorted fireworks. Kid-friendly fireworks are also available for purchase.
Prices range anywhere from $1 to $170 and all fireworks are currently buy one, get one free at both stands. The deal changes to buy one, get two free after July 4.
The firework stands will be open in Annandale until July 8.
Fairfax County Rules about Fireworks
According to the Fairfax County Fire Marshal's website, "unless expressly approved by the County Fire Marshal in the form of a Fire Prevention Code Permit (FPCP), the exploding, igniting, and use of fireworks is strictly prohibited in Fairfax County and the towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna. However, the supervised use of permissible fireworks on private property with the consent of the owner of such property is allowed, and a permit is not required.
However, the Fairfax County Fire Prevention Code lists the following fireworks as permissable under Section 3303 - Definitions: Any sparklers, fountains, Pharaoh's serpents, caps for pistols, or pinwheels commonly known as whirligigs or spinning jennies. Permissible fireworks should not be used or ignited inside, under or within 50 feet from any structure.
Annandale Patch will have a list of Fourth of July celebrations in our area later this week.