While Labor Day may not be considered a "fireworks holiday" by everyone, it is one of 10 national holidays on which the use of these colorful explosives is permitted by Michigan law.
Under the state's controversial new fireworks law, residents can ignite, discharge and use consumer fireworks the day before, day of and day after a national holiday.
Although residents across Michigan have asked legislators to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, which was designed to increase revenue to the state and encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states, the law has been neither revised nor repealed to date.
Lawmakers have, however, started to review the law that removed the state ban on bottle rockets, aerial cakes, Roman candles and firecrackers.
While many of the fireworks tents that cropped up in local communities during the early part of summer disappeared after July 4, several storefront locations are still selling an array of fireworks.
Here are a few of these semi-permanent stores in the Shelby Township area:
RED DRAGON FIREWORKS INC
47054 Dequindre Road Shelby Township MI 48317
FUN 4 ALL TRADING, INC.
50925 Hayes Rd Utica MI 48315