In 2022, the Town of Ajax updated the Fireworks By-law. This by-law was implemented in May 2022 after months of consultation with the residents of Ajax. More information can be found on the Fireworks By-Law IMO page. 

2023 Firework Dates in Town of Ajax

*please note: some dates are tentative as they depend on the moon cycle

Permitted Firework Celebration Dates in Ajax

Lunar New Year - Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, Monday, January 23

Eid al Fitr tentatively* Thursday, April 20,  Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, *Depending on moon cycle

Victoria Day – Sunday, May 21, Monday, May 22 Tuesday, May 23

Canada Day – Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1, Sunday, July 2.

Diwali – Saturday, November 11, Sunday, November 12, Monday, November 13

Tips and Reminders

  • Appoint a responsible person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
  • Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
  • Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
  • Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
  • Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
  • Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container.
  • Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard.

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