But an underground campaign in Magnolia is pitting neighbor against neighbor in hopes of getting a little peace and quiet.
Someone has been posting signs on local light poles asking neighbors to turn each other in if they see someone shooting off fireworks.
Some in the area say the signs are needed, but others say they go too far.
"It's getting ridiculous as far as I'm concerned," said resident Don Vizzare. "A lot of banging. A lot of loud blasts."
Peggy Henry lives two doors down from the Magnolia Playfield and said the fireworks have her dreading the next several days.
"It's really loud and it disturbs the dogs," she said.
An unknown Magnolian has taken to the streets to get his fellow neighbors to tattle on each other when they see fireworks.
The signs implore people to "stop the madness," grab a video camera and report fireworks to the police.
"I think it's a good deal," Vizzare said of the signs. "I think there should be more advertising about no fireworks. If you get caught, you get in trouble."
While Henry is no fan of the fireworks, she's not sure sending videos to the police is the best approach.
"I have called the police when it got really bad, but I've never videotaped or anything like that. That's taking it a little too far," she said.
Seattle police and Washington State Patrol troopers are asking residents not to call 911 if they hear illegal fireworks. Instead, they say residents should call a non-emergency line.