What about fireworks in Media? Well, we haven't had them here since 1986 when borough council ruled in favor of discontinuing the event that had gone on at Glen Providence Park since the sixties. It was reported that crowd control problems were the main reason for fireworks to be cancelled. Liability insurance also played a part too. You can read an archived article at philly.com about reasons behind the decision.
Over the years it seems as though residents have taken matters into their own hands by having pyrotechnic displays in the street. Truthfully, I don't know if there is a ordinance about home fireworks, but I do know that stores in the area now sell vast arsenals consisting of anything that can be lit by a fuse, exploded or launched across the sky. So, the home shows have advanced quite significantly since the days of sparklers, smoke bombs and snakes.
So in lieu of fireworks, Media will be having it's Annual Family Fun day, Monday at Barrall Field at 10am til noon. Musical entertainment will be provided by Silly Joe.
Wear you bathing suit, the event will also include water slides, sprays and plenty of dousing. Games, contests and crafts too! Media Recreation board will be hosting the event and will have food and drinks for attendees.
Have a great Independence Day weekend!