Pennsylvania residents can’t buy “consumer-grade” fireworks in the state (bottle rockets, roman candles, mortars, etc.) but if you’re from elsewhere, you can sign a form that promises you’ll take the explosives back to your home state… and then buy the actual fireworks in PA stores. Yep, the laws are weird. If you're looking to stock up for tomorrow, here's what you should know.
Before you head off to watch concerts and fireworks (or spark your own), spend an hour at the flower-filled oasis on South Street West — stuffing your face with hot dogs. The $10 entry fee includes all the dogs you can eat plus beer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you're interested in competing, or just come watch the fun.