When you are on your way into PA, you can't miss it. Signs advertising fireworks because they are available for sale legally in PA. As far as the usage of fireworks, the where, when, why and how's of purchasing and setting off fireworks, that is a different story. That story, however, is very well explained by the experts at Phantom Fireworks in Delaware Water Gap, PA, located off Exit 310 as soon as you come into PA and just past the Welcome Center. Once inside, do not expect to run amok, grab everything in site, pay and go. Oh no, no, no. When you come in there are about 5 sets of computers where you will fork over your ID, be given permit paperwork to fill out and then, once cleared for certain items (about 2 days, non-aerial items do not have a wait period), then you can bring back your permit and shop to your hearts content. I was given a tour of the facility by Greg, the Assistant Manager, who was very knowledgeable and showed me two very large floors of items ranging from the snap pops-you throw on the ground to colossal mortar displays that shoot multiple times, are re-loadable and can put on a show that can rival any professional event. Prices are clearly marked and it is best to buy now in what is the off-season for fireworks because it gets busy around the 4th of July and other summer events (hence those 5 computers).
So if you want to literally get more bang for your buck, the place to go is Phantom Fireworks located at 99 Broad St., Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327. Their phone number is 570-421-1121 and be sure to download your permit at www.fireworks.com.