PGI 2016 Convention - Public Display Information (1)

Each of the four display nights will present unique, not to be missed, display of pyrotechnic artistry percisely choregraphed to a wide range music. We'll show La Porte something it's never seen before.

Gates Open at 5:30 pm

We'll start thing rolling at 8:30 pm, except for Friday when we begin at 8:00 pm. Please plan to arrive early. If you hear or see fireworks earlier in the day, you haven't missed the show. Along with various competitions that take place during the week long Convention, PGI members enjoy open shooting (of fireworks) nearly everyday of the Convention. It's never too late to join and join us 'behind the scenes`.

August 7th - Sunday

  • National Anthem - Iowa Pyrotechnic Association (IPA)
  • J&M Displays - Yarmouth, IA
  • Casabella Fireworks - Lanesville, IN

August 9th - Tuesday

  • Casabella Fireworks - Lanesville, IN
  • Bixler Pyrotechnics - Ashland, PA

August 10th - Wednesday

  • JPA (Junior Pyrotechnics Association)
  • Michigan Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (MPAG)
  • American Fireworks - Hudson, OH

August 12th - Friday

  • National Anthem - RKM Fireworks Company - Edwardsburg, MI
  • Departed Member Tribute - PGI All Stars
  • Great Lakes Fireworks - Eastpointe, MI
  • Revolution Pyro - West Dundee, IL


Tickets are required for each vehicle entering the Fairgrounds.


Plan to bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Limited bleacher seating is also available.


Several parking areas and preferred parking are available. Handicapped parking is available to those with appropriate parking permits. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those entering from the east and west.

What to Bring

Fireworks can be loud so you may want to bring hearing protection. Vendors will be serving food and beverages on site.

Don't forget your tickets and parking passes. No checks will be accepted at the gate, please bring cash or credit cards.

What not to Bring

No outside food, beverage or coolers will be allowed. Tailgating is not permitted. Please leave your pets at home.

(1) Seating, traffic and other details are sugject to change without notice.

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