Are we paying more for fireworks this year?

“In the fireworks industry, the prices have went down for the industry, down this year”
Published: Jul. 3, 2023 at 4:49 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Could you be paying more for your fireworks this year?

We checked in with the ArkLaTex to see if they are feeling the crunch of fireworks inflation. From food to gas, the onslaught of inflation has affected everything. So we asked the question if people think they are paying more for their fireworks this year.

“You used to get a pack for like a dollar,” Timothy Mckeever said. “Now you seeing $3 just to get a pack, ya know. It definitely went up, inflation, you can definitely tell.”

Danny Collier said, “A little bit, not a whole lot, though we spend this same each year.”

And Carlissa Mitchell said she “thinks fireworks have gone up just a little.”

Holiday Fireworks has been selling fireworks for more than 45 years.

“In the fireworks industry, the prices have went down for the industry, down this year,” owner Amber Hathorn Snider said. “That was great for us to be able to offer our products at a lower price for customers. It helps with the prices of everything else being so high.”

Holiday Fireworks started out as a tent and has since grown to seven locations throughout the ArkLaTex.

“There’s so many different products in our store in so many different price ranges, we would love to help and work with any budget,” Hathorn Snider said. “(What) someone could expect when they walk in the door is a fun and lovely atmosphere. I have a wonderful staff of knowledgeable people, and they love to help people pick out the fireworks and find exactly what you want.”

After the COVID-19 pandemic, she said, she has seen the number of patrons visiting their locations rise. She believes more people are spending time with their families in order to make more memories together.

“This past year, we worked on making some custom fireworks for some special people in our lives from this area; we had some fireworks named after them.”

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