Hurray! An Asbestos Suit Embellished with Fireworks

If you are lucky enough to find a copy of the elusive old firework book, Pyrotechnics: The History and Art of Firework Making, you are in for a treat. This time-weathered tome of the industry, written in 1922 by Alan St. Hill Brock, is chock full of interesting...

Edinburg International Festival Closes with a Bang

The Edinburg International Festival recently came to a close with a big bang. Every August, the festival transforms the beautiful city of Scotland into an exhilarating world stage where the finest creators and performers can share their art and passion with everyone....

Premature Ignition Ruins San Diego Firework Show

Oops! Over the summer, San Diego was host to an epic firework fail as a popular summer-time show literally went up in flames. One of the country’s largest July 4th firework displays, the Big Bay Boom , turned into a 15-second bust after every firework actually ignited...

How To Transport Fireworks

You’ve bought a bunch of fireworks, now you may be wondering how to get them home or how to get them to the site of your firework show.  If you are a non-commercial consumer of fireworks, you may transport them in your car without any special permitting or...

How to Light Fireworks on Windy Beach

Since I just came back from a beach vacation, I have many tips and tricks for lighting fireworks on the beach. The wind can become quite strong on the shore, especially at night when the land cools more quickly than the sea. As the hot air over the sea rises, cold air...