Think your local Fourth of July fireworks display is the last big hurrah of the summer season? Think again. For four nights this August 11th-16th, Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) will produce the biggest, loudest, brightest, best, most jaw dropping fireworks displays EVER and YOU can have a front row seat.
On August 11th, 13th, 14th and 16th the general public is invited to literally feel the boom, hear the blast and see the spectacle of this one-of-a-kind show at Cooper’s Lake Campground near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (north of Pittsburgh). If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like as 2,000+ lbs. of industry-leading pyrotechnics explode around you, this is your show. It’s the ultimate thrill of summer.
“You’ve got to see it to believe it,” said Jack Cohen, President of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. “These fireworks will touch all five of your senses and leave you truly stunned. People who love fireworks will literally be blown away by the shows they will see here in August because no one has seen fireworks like these before. It’s definitely a must-see summer activity for the whole family.”
Parking lots and gates will open at 4 PM on public display nights as all are invited to a pre-event festival featuring food, vendors and a different live musical performance each night. Each night has something different to offer, so spectators are encouraged to attend as many as possible. After all, this is PGI’s 40th Anniversary and as the largest fireworks club in the world, it’s their job to leave you in awe.
So what’s in store if you attend?
Sunday, August 11, 2013 – 8:30 PM
The week kicks off with the National Anthem, PGI style! It’s a red, white and blue phenomenon that is patriotic, colorful and loud! As seen on the Discovery Channel Series, “Dirty Jobs,” Albert Knoblach’s Little Big Shots will delight crowds with a fiery show. Zambelli Fireworks of New Castle, PA, will present a world-class display.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – 8:30 PM
An award-winning show designer will knock your socks off and a never-before-seen Tour de Force Rocket Rodeo will take over the sky.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 8:30 PM
The first display is entirely created, assembled, choreographed and fired by the Junior Pyrotechnics Association (JPA), ages 7 through 17. It’s PA night at PGI as Pyrotechnico and the PA Pyrotechnic Artists have planned a display that will leave you speechless.
Friday, August 16, 2013 – 8 PM
The final night will light up the skies of Butler County like never before. The last display of the week is promised to go out with more than just a little “bang.”
What are you waiting for? You‘ll hear the boom for miles and the blasts will blow your mind. Purchase your tickets at www.VisitButlerCounty.com/PGI to the show everyone will be talking about this summer.