Firecracker Alley extends season and returns to the Eastside
Firework license sales (for Puyallup Tribal members only) will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 to 22 in the Administration Building, 3009 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma. Prices are $500 for fireworks stands, and $400 for food stands. Payments must be made in cash.
After years of operating on the Riverboat property, the Puyallup Tribe’s Firecracker Alley returns to its roots this year.
“We’ll be in the old casino parking lot,” said Fireworks Committee member Kalvin Satiacum. “It’s kind of like where the Firecracker Alley used to be.”
The Fireworks Committee extended the season by two weeks, and lowered license prices by $100.
The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many events, but the Fireworks Committee is optimistic that Firecracker Alley will be able to continue as planned.
“Hopefully everything will be back to normal by then,” Satiacum said. “We’re anticipating a really big year because (the Fourth of July) will be over a weekend.”
The Fireworks Committee established the following dates for the season:
May 18-22: License sales (for Puyallup tribal members only) will take will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Administration Building, 3009 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma. Prices are $500 for fireworks stands, and $400 for food stands. Payments must be made in cash.
May 23: Field marking, beginning at noon, in the old casino parking lot, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Because the market is returning to an urban area, the maximum fireworks stand size will be 16 feet wide.
May 24: Lottery for stand locations begins at noon at Firecracker Alley.
May 24-July 5: Fireworks sales permitted.
Weekend of June 19: Father’s Day weekend fireworks show. Details to be announced at a later date.
Weekend of July 4: Fourth of July weekend fireworks show. Details to be announced at a later date.
Watch for updates on the tribe’s website, www.PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov.