PGI 2017 Convention - Public Display Information (1)

Each night we'll present unique, once in a lifetime, displays of pyrotechnic choregraphed artistry and creativity.

Gates Open at 6:00 pm

Festivies will begin around dusk, the exact time will vary.

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 become a member and join us 'behind the scenes`.

August 6th - Sunday

  • National Anthem - MUM Pyrotechnics Group
  • Casabella Fireworks - Lanesville, IN

August 8th - Tuesday

  • Northern Lighter Pyrotechnics - MN
  • Casabella Fireworks - Lanesville, IN

August 9th - Wednesday

  • JPA (Junior Pyrotechnics Association)
  • Spirit of `76 - Columbia, MO
  • Vortex Fireworks Artists - Salt Lake, UT

August 11th - Friday

  • National Anthem - Iowa Pyrotechnic Association (IPA)
  • Spirit of `76 - Columbia, MO
  • Hollywood Pyrotechnics - Eagan, MN


Everyone, including children of all ages, needs a ticket.


Bleacher seating, Section E is the only section with backrests.Seat cushions are permitted.


Parking on and near the Fairgrounds is $5/night or at the Scheels Soccer Complex for $10/night.


The RRVF is a smoke-free facility. Smoking, including E-cigarettes is not permitted.

What to Bring

Fireworks can be loud, you may want to bring hearing protection. Concession stands and beer garden will be open nightly.

What not to Bring

No lawn chairs, folding chairs, outside food, beverage or coolers are permitted. Please leave your pets at home.

Accessible Seating

Grandstand is accessible to those with disabilities. A section of General Admission is wheelchair accessable and available on a first come, first served basis. Section B in Reserved Seating is also wheelchair accessible. Seating is limited to the disabled and a companion. Questions? Call the RRVF office at 701-282-2200.

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

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