About Us

The Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc., founded in 1969, is an independent worldwide nonprofit organization of amateur and professional fireworks enthusiasts. Its educational and scientific purposes are to:

1. Promote the safe and responsible display and use of pyrotechnics and fireworks.

2. Encourage the display of public and private fireworks in conjunction with local and national holidays as well as patriotic and other events.

3. Promote the production and sale of high quality fireworks.

4. Channel the creative energies of talented people into the design, production and display of high quality fireworks by example of the membership and through the sharing of knowledge.


The PGI realizes its purpose through the following four venues:

The PGI Annual Convention: a week-long event held in early August, in a variety of locations.

The BulletinPGI Bulletin: a quality periodical published five times per year.

The PGI Website: providing access and information both to members and the general public.

The PGI Display Operator Certification: offering comprehensive classroom instruction, field demonstrations, and written testing for potential display operators. Although Membership in the PGI is not required to be a PGI Certified Display Operator, we encourage all fireworks enthusiasts to become PGI Members