Spring has sprung. Soon the sun won’t be setting until 9pm, the smell of neighborhood BBQ grills will be a daily occurrence and summertime activities will be in full swing. The first big holiday to celebrate with fireworks is only 7 weeks away, Memorial Day. Cities and towns across the USA kick off this summer spectacular with firework displays for all to enjoy, but how to find them?
Besides local media such as television and radio sources, the internet is the best resource (thanks Al Gore!) we recommend a website such as this to find fireworks in your area
Many new items such as the Patriot Assortment pictured below are arriving soon! This item has 4 different cakes. An all blue, all white, all red and all crackle cake. Perfect for making your own backyard July 4th Fireworks Displays.
Other new items include The Fruit Punch Assortment from MadOX Fireworks. This assortment features out of this world fruity colors, like Banana Yellow, Blueberry Blue, Tangerine Orange, and Grape Purple! Colors like you have never seen before in consumer fireworks!
Both GA and PA have bills pushing to change the fireworks friendliness of their laws.
GA is looking to further restrict their recent legalization, by cutting back on “legal” times fireworks can be shot and by giving local governments more control on legality. The current law allowing fireworks to be set off until 2 a.m. around the New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July holidays would be revised to set a midnight fireworks curfew July 3-4 and Jan. 1. Georgians would be allowed to set off fireworks on New Year’s Eve until 1 a.m. Jan. 1. And, the midnight fireworks cutoff time for the rest of the year would be moved up to 10 p.m. Any times outside those specifically mentioned in the bill would be handled by local authorities.
Another tragic explosion in China at a fireworks factory just before the Chinese New Year.
Ten people were reported killed and seven injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in central China just weeks ahead of the Chinese New Year, authorities said.
The Tongxu county government in Henan province said the cause of the blast was not immediately clear and was under investigation.
China is less than a month away from new year celebrations, when holiday revelers set off fireworks. There are frequent fireworks-related incidents at factories in the weeks leading to the holiday, as China generally has a poor record in workplace safety.
Steamboat Springs, CO. USA. was the location for a 2016 launch of the biggest firework shell to be sent skyward in the entire Western Hemisphere. The 36″ diameter shell was loaded into a giant steel pipe, or mortar that was buried in the mountain side and 58lbs, that’s right 58 pounds of black powder was used to propel the shell skyward! For comparison, the biggest consumer firework we sell here at USFireworks is 1-3/4″…but we think they are just as impressive! Well, almost. If your a lot closer.
The folks at Intel have pulled off something pretty amazing, but we don’t think it will replace fireworks any time soon. They launched 100 drones simultaneously computer programmed to pattern and light the sky in synch with Beethoven’s 5th for a dramatic scene never before attempted.
While there are some serious similarities in the set up to make this happen such as the choreography and software create to make it happen, we still think fireworks are much more entertaining for the masses.
The first video below is Intels effort with the Drone’s, the second video is a suppliers display USFireworks provided the fireworks for, which do you think is more entertaining?
Have you ever wanted to watch a huge homemade spinning wheel shoot off a massive amount of rocket fireworks?
To celebrate reaching 2 million subscribers on YouTube, DIY inventor Colin Furze crafted this intricate set up on the back of his pickup truck. The video is a flurry of bright explosions, loud music and celebrating, and comes only eight months after his 1 million subscribers celebration video where he set off 300 fireworks straight into the air from the back of his truck. In his latest video, he lights 120 rockets starting from the inside of the wheel and moving to the outside, and isn’t afraid to get close!
Fireworks for Gender Reveal Parties – It’s all the rage
Expecting couples everywhere are finding creative ways to let family and friends know what’s in the oven. I experienced this personally a couple months ago while dropping my wife off (late) for a baby shower / gender reveal party.
As we drove down the street towards the house the sky suddenly lit up with fireworks! Now, I had never before wished I was at a baby shower but this sure made it interesting! My interest piqued, I walked up to find out who and why they were shooting fireworks at a baby shower?
Revelers around the world have just rang in the New Year. Many traditionally celebrate with fireworks or Sky Lanterns. However, in November of each year, revelers in Myanmar’s Shan State celebrate the end of the rainy season with a traditional holiday called the Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights.
On the week of the full moon this fireworks festival attracts thousands to Taunggyi city. But this festival features something special. “Firemasters” build huge fireworks balloons that are used to carry fireworks aloft.
This tradition, though dangerous, has been carried on for generations. The fireworks are often had crafted by the Firemasters who pass the tradition on from generation.
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