The Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) is the largest fireworks club in the world with thousands of members in the US and over 25 countries. The PGI's purpose is to advance safety, skill, and artistry in fireworks. The PGI is the largest organization dedicated to those who love fireworks and has something for both enthusiast and professional alike.
Here is just some of what you can experience and learn through membership in the PGI and by attending its annual convention:
Meet and network with other fireworks enthusiasts and professionals that share your passion for all things fireworks and pyrotechnic related.
The PGI Bulletin is a color journal sent to members five times a year that keeps you informed about the PGI, its events, and provides access to articles on fireworks use and manufacture written by experts.
Learn everything about fireworks design, building, finishing, safety, licensing, even legal storage and transportation. Then shoot them yourself during “open shooting.”
Create professional firework displays by learning firework display safety, design, physical setup, artistry, legalities, and hands-on commercial use. Also learn how electrical firing and computer fired systems can help create pyro-musical, choreographed displays.
The Display Operators Course, available through the PGI, teaches attendees the world of commercial firework displays and safety. Once this course is completed, use your new knowledge to help set up firework extravaganzas at convention or network within the community to find display companies that need a hand all year long.
Members can attend the PGI Convention on fireworks – one week-long every summer (held in late July or early August). Imagine the Olympics of Fireworks except it’s every year!
Thousands of members and their families come to the PGI Convention in a different city every year during the 2nd week in August. There are seminars, workshops, training, fireworks and supplies vending, fireworks collectors, socializing, and fantastic displays every night.
During the convention, an area is set aside just for you to make your own fireworks by attending seminars and workshops, where PGI member experts show you how.
There are world-class displays throughout the week and four nights of firework competitions where members compete with fireworks they have made. Awards are given at a banquet on the final day, including the coveted Grand Master award.
Nightly open shooting ranges allow members to set off both display (1.3 or "Class B") and consumer (1.4 or "Class C") fireworks. There are wholesale vendors, right on site, where you can buy consumer fireworks and walk to an open shooting area set up with everything you need to safely shoot your purchases. There are friendly safety personnel on hand that help if you have questions or need help using your fireworks.
Join today and become a member of the largest club dedicated to folks who love fireworks!