Firework Events & Gatherings
- American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Winter Educational & Leadership Conference – Usually held in February in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Ameican Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Annual Meeting – Usually held in September.
- International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Annual Conference on Explosive and Blasting Technique – Usually held in February. The ISEE is a professional society dedicated to promoting the safe and controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, forestry, many other commercial pursuits.
- International Symposium on Fireworks (ISF) 17th Symposium May 6-10, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico..
- Mid-Atlantic Fireworks Festival (M.A.F.F.) – April 21, 2018. Dedicated to providing its attendees the ability to pursue their passion for fireworks in a safe and legal manner, while at the same time providing a spectacular show for our spectators. While M.A.F.F. is put on by pyrotechnic enthusiasts and not a display company, it is open to the public.
- National Fireworks Association (NFA) Expo – Usually held in September.
- Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc. (PGI) Annual Convention. Usually held in August.
- Western Pyrotechnic Association (WPA) Annual Western Winter Blast – Usually held in February.
- All Season Novelties: Pyro goods & novelties for all your pyro & holiday needs:
- Champion Fiberglass:
- Elephant Blackpowder:
- Firefox, Inc.:
- Goex blackpowder:
- MJG Technologies, Inc.:
- MortarRack LLC.:
- PnJ Resources, LLC – Safe Heating Solutions for chemistry/pyrotechnic needs:
- Pyrocreations.com: Tubes fuses and other supplies at bargain prices:
- Pyro Direct: Wholesale/Retail Supplies for the Pyrotechnics and Fireworks Industry:
- Skylighter, Inc.:
- Seminole Wire and Cable:
- ACE Pyro, LLC:
- Aerial FX
- AllSpark Fireworks:
- American Eagle Superstores:
- Boomtown Fireworks:
- Captain Boom Fireworks:
- Celebration Fireworks:
- Commonwealth Displays:
- Decker’s Uncle Sam Fireworks:
- Dirt Cheap Fireworks:
- Dominator Brand Fireworks:
- Dyberry Fireworks, Inc.:
- Dynamite Fireworks:
- Elite Pyrotechnics, LLC:
- Entertainment Fireworks:
- FINALE Fireworks: fun, easy to use, and affordable fireworks choreography and visual simulation software
- Fireworks City:
- Fireworks Express:
- Fireworks Fantasy:
- Fireworks Mania Superstore
- Fireworks and Stage FX America Inc.
- Fireworks Supermarket: Buy your show-stopping fireworks from Fireworks Supermarkets
- 1/2 Price Fireworks, Inc.:
- Half Price Fireworks:
- International Fireworks:
- Jake’s Fireworks:
- Kellner’s Fireworks:
- Kneppy’s Fireworks:
- Lew’s Fireworks Inc.:
- Liberty Fireworks Inc.:
- Mad Bomber Fireworks Co:
- Mess’s Fireworks:
- Meyer Fireworks:
- Mike Killian Wholesale Fireworks:
- Miller Fireworks:
- Monteforte Fireworks
- Mystical Distributing Company: Retail store distributors
- Nightlighter Fireworks, Inc:
- Patriotic Fireworks:
- Phantom Fireworks:
- Pyro Magic, Inc.:
- Pyro Novelties:
- Pyro Shows:
- Shelton Fireworks:
- Sky Fantasy Fireworks:
- Spectacular Fireworks USA
- Spirit of ’76 Fireworks:
- Superior Fireworks Co.:
- Uncle Sam’s Fireworks:
- USA Fireworks:
- US Fireworks Company:
- Wayne’s World Fireworks, LLC:
- Wholesale Fireworks, Inc.:
- Wolverine Fireworks:
- Absolutely Fabulous Fireworks:
- Acme Fireworks in Australia:
- Bennett’s Fireworks magazine:
- Blitz Fireworks:
- China Skysong Fireworks Co.,Ltd:
- Epic Fireworks:
- Exhibition Stands:
The leading Exhibition Stand Design and Build Contractors based in london offering free Exhibition Design Services from Award winning Exhibition Designers and Portable Display Systems at the most affordable prices in the UK.
- Fantastic Fireworks:
- Fireworks Arcade: One of the leading suppliers of Chinese fireworks in the UK
- Fireworks Crazy Limited: UK Firework Retailer of the Year 2007:
- Fireworks for Africa:
- Fireworks Professionals of New Zealand:
- Ghengis Fireworks:
- Jonathan’s Fireworks, Ltd:
- Manchester Fireworks:
- Maximum Fx:
- MLE Pyrotechnics Limited:
- ProFormance Pyrotechnics:
- Pyro Pyrotechnologie;
- Reaction Fireworks: one of the UK’s leading firework companies.
- Skyscenes Pyrotechnics:
- Spectacular Fireworks in Cheshire, United Kingdom:
- Starburst Pyrotechnics Fireworks Display Ltd.:
- Sunset Fireworks PL:
- The Original Howard & Sons (Australia):
- TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory Research Group:
- Westcoast Fireworks of UK:
Fireworks in Canada
- Canadian Fireworks Regulations:
- Big Bang Fireworks – Consumer & Display Fireworks
- Fireworks F/X Inc., Specialists in Pyrotechnics, Special Effects and Special Events
- Hands Fireworks, Inc.
- KABOOM Fireworks, Inc.
- Mystical Distributing Company: Retail store distributors
- Bennett’s Fireworks magazine:
- Charley’s Fireworks Page:
- Consumer Fireworks Info:
- International Symposium on Fireworks:
- Journal of Pyrotechnics:
- Larry Crump’s fireworks pages:
- Lindsay Greene’s Pyrotechnics Website:
- Passfire Labs, LLC
- Pyrotechnic Innovations:
Fireworks Clubs and Associations
- Alabama Pyrotechnics Guild (APG)
- Alliance of Special Effects and Pyrotechnic Operators (ASEPO)
Where Art Meets Science
- American Pyrotechnic Association (APA)
The APA is the premier trade association of the fireworks industry and was founded in 1948 with three principle aims: To encourage safety in the design and use of all types of fireworks. To provide industry information and support to our members. To promote responsible regulation of the fireworks industry.
- Bluegrass Pyrotechnic Guild, Inc. (BPG)
to promote safe pyrotechnics and encourage displays through talented people by design, production and high quality pyrotechnics by example from the sharing of knowledge.
- The Canadian Fireworks Association
The Canadian Fireworks Association ACP (CFA/ACP) is an association focused on increasing the knowledge and safety of fireworks in the industry and the public at large. To educate our members and the public we conductannual conventions where Firework users from across the country come together to learn, keep up with the latest practices, and share ideas for the future.
- The Crackerjacks
to exercise and enjoy our legal right to purchase, construct, and shoot fireworks.
- Heartland Pyrotechnic Arts Association (HPAA)
Strives to provide an environment where members can practice their art and share their knowledge.
- International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE)
Professional technical society which encourages research and education in field of energetics (pyrotechnics).
- Iowa Pyrotechnic Association (IPA)
A non-profit fellowship founded in 1992 for the advancement of safety, skill, and artistry in fireworks through communication and for their preservation in Iowa and throughout America.
- Kansas City Area Pyrotechnicians (KCAP)
Fireworks enthusiasts in the Kansas City, Missouri area can pool their resources, share their knowledge and experience and shoot legally far more often than just on the Fourth of July.
- Kansas Fireworks Association (KFA)
active group of firework friendly businesses organized to promote the safe and continued use of consumer fireworks.
- La Crosse Skyrockers, Inc.
volunteer fireworks club formed in 1929. Operates the New Year’s Eve fireworks shows from atop 590 foot Grandad’s Bluff.
- Michigan Pyrotechnics Arts Guild (MPAG)
Open to all fireworks enthusiasts, including non-Michiganders. Club events are held several times a year. We now offer PGI shooter certification training courses.
- Mid-Atlantic Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (MAPAG)
MAPAG is a builders club. We have facilities for drying shells and stars, a 50 x 25 work shop, a new 40 foot magazine with ATF legal storage for all members (not just contingency storage), and MAPAG meets every month. While MAPAG will have displays, they will be all member made.
- Midland Pyrotechnic Association (MPA)
A geographically diverse multi-state club with members from South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. They host weekend shoots throughout the year at several locations in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. During these events MPA members are able to manufacture and shoot fireworks in a safe and legal setting.
- Missouri Pyrotechnics Association (MOPyro)
Membership is open to anyone who wants to join a fun and information filled fireworks club.
- National Fireworks Association (NFA)
Organization composed of individuals and companies dedicated to the safe use of fireworks.
- New Hampshire Pyrotechnic Association, Inc. (NHPA)
the North East’s largest fireworks club, dedicated to the safe, artful and legal use of pyrotechnics.
- Northeast Ohio Pyrotechnics Group (NEOPG)
NEOPG is a group of pyrotechnic enthusiasts, located in Northeast Ohio with members from across the state and the country. They encourage and promote the legal, safe and artful use of pyrotechnics. NEOPG meet several times throughout the year to teach, learn and practice their art, enjoy the fellowship of our members and to promote the individual goals of their members in the pyrotechnic arts.
- Northern Lighter Pyrotechnics, Inc. (NLP)
a non-profit corporation formed for the purposes of promoting the safety, skill and artistry in pyrotechnics through education, research and providing the public with opportunities to enjoy well presented firework displays.
- Northern Lights Pyrotechnic Club (NLPC)
Our mission is to promote the safe and legal use of fireworks by enthusiasts who are passionate about the pyrotechnic arts.
- Northwest Pyrotechnics Association (NPA)
Formed in late 2010, the NPA is the culmination and determination of various northwest groups/professionals and the successor to the NorthWest Pyrotechnic Arts Association (NWPAA). In many ways, the NPA and NWPAA are one in the same. We hope to bring back what was an active community, share our knowledge through educational classes and hands-on activities.
- Ohio Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (OPAG)
A nonprofit association of fireworks professionals, apprentices, individuals and enthusiasts.
- Pyrotechnic Artists, Inc.
Meetings in PA. A non-profit hobbyist club for amateur & professional fireworks enthusiasts.
- Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas
Assistance in obtaining licenses in Texas. We train in shooting safely in Display & Consumer fireworks.
- Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc. (PGI)
latest guild news, fireworks graphics archive, safety guide, and yearly sites for the spectacular PGI conventions.
- Rocky Mountain Pyrotechnics Guild (RMPG)
PGI Shooters Safety Certification Course and Indoor/Proximate Courses. Organized to promote the safe and artistic use of fireworks.
- Salt Lake Area Pyros (SLAP)
Their focus is promoting the safe use and handling of fireworks, and encouraging the talented people within the group to enhance their displays.
- Texas Pyrotechnic Association
The legislative effort to combat the prohibition of the legal use of fireworks and other anti-fireworks legislation.
- Utah Pyrotechnics Association (UPA)
Dedicated to the advancement of safety, skill, and artistry in pyrotechnics.
- Western Pyrotechnic Association (WPA)
West coast-based organization for pyrotechnic hobbyists and professionals across the world. Includes information on the Winter Blast. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wisconsin Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (WPAG)
The WPAG holds at least four meetings/shoots a year in various locations throughout Wisconsin. We also offer shooter training using the PGI’s Display Fireworks Shooter Certification course.
- BATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives:
- Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board:
- CPSC – Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- CBP – Customs & Border Protection:
- DHS – Department of Homeland Security:
- DOJ – Department of Justice:
- DOL – Department of Labor:
- DOT – Department of Transportation:
- DOT/FMCSA – Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:
- DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration:
- EPA – Environmental Protection Agency:
- FAA – Federal Aviation Administration:
- FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation:
- Federal Regulations:
- HazMatDOT- Department of Transportation:
- NFPA – National Fire Protection Association:
- National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration:
- NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board:
- OSHA – Occupational,Safety & Health Administration:
- PHMSA – Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:
- U.S. Coast Guard: