PyroFest 2015!

America’s Largest and Most Fantastic Fireworks Festival to Light up the Sky at Cooper’s Lake

By Marianne Reid Anderson

Appearing for two nights, May 22-23, over 450 acres at Cooper’s Lake in Butler County, PyroFest is a one-of-a kind spectacular fireworks event designed to amaze, thrill and captivate audiences of all ages. For two nights, May 22-23, the sky at Cooper’s Lake in Butler County will become a festival of light and pyrotechnic special effects that are choreographed with split-second timing to a monumental musical score.

Produced by Peony Entertainment and Pyrotecnico, PyroFest 2015 brings techniques and products from around the globe in an effortless array of pyrotechnic presentations to include both daytime and nighttime fireworks that will dazzle spectators with a thrilling sensory and visual experience they will never forget.

PyroFest displays are designed to entertain and delight everyone, young and old alike. Among the productions and activities planned for this year’s PyroFest are:

  • Daytime & Colored Smoke Fireworks – New technology makes pyrotechnic displays possible even in the daylight hours. Among the daylight displays will be a very special choreographed presentation of aS. Military Salute and National Anthem Daytime Display.
  • Pyro UFO Launch – Science fiction fans of all ages will be overwhelmed by witnessing a pyrotechnic alien aircraft. The flying saucer will launch, hover and zoom into outer space right before your eyes.
  • “Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Challenge – Selected by PyroFest judges to kick-off the night-time displays, “Fantasy in the Sky” is the debut of a uniquely-designed display by an aspiring fireworks choreographer. If you would like to enter the challenge, visit for details.
  • Internationally acclaimed Ricardo Caballer, Ricasa Fireworks Production – Direct from Spain, this world-renowned, award-winning fireworks choreographer returns to PyroFrest where in 2013 he had his United States debut. Best known for choreographing the fireworks for the Olympics, Ricardo Caballer brings his latest innovative and European production techniques to captivate spectators at PyroFest 2015.
  • Grandest Finale of All Time – The evening culminates with a Grand Finale beyond compare. This World Premiere of a Unique, Never-Before-Seen, Pyrotecnico Production is sure to awe, amaze and delight the fireworks fan in all of us.

In addition to this best-of-class, pyro-packed lineup, Pyrofest will also include all-day, live music provided by an extensive lineup of great musical artists and groups including B.E. Taylor, the return of NOMaD a.k.a. North of Mason Dixon, plus Ruff Creek, and Pittsburgh’s own Johnny Angel and the Halos!

Also, be sure and have the kids visit the PNC Kid’s Zone presented by the PA Leadership Charter School to enjoy this fun and fabulous area designed just for them. There will be games, face painting, inflatables, make & take crafts, and various interactive educational presentations.

Concession stands will be serving all your festival favorites and delicious summer-fare to keep your tummies and taste buds satisfied – and be sure to remember to savor a warm, freshly made funnel cake among the bevy of yummy treats.

Parking is included in the ticket price and all vehicles will be directed to free on-site parking at Cooper’s Lake. VIP ticket holders are guaranteed parking in the VIP lot area next to the VIP tents. VIP tickets must be shown prior to entry into this area. Handicapped Parking: Handicapped parking is located onsite at Cooper’s Lake by the main gate entrance. Only vehicles having handicapped license plates or regulation handicapped placards will be permitted to park in these spaces. All others will be ticketed. Please be aware there is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING and NO TAILGATING allowed in the parking lots. This will be strictly enforced by local police authorities. Anyone in the parking areas must buy an event ticket and enter the event gate, otherwise they will be asked to leave the park. RVs and campers are welcome overnight in the campground areas as seen on the ticketing website.

PyroFest is expected to sell-out, so be sure and purchase your tickets early by going to and click “Buy Tickets.” You can purchase online until 11:59 p.m. May 21st

PyroFest 2015 will appear:

Friday, May 22 5p.m. – 11p.m.

Saturday May 23 3p.m. – 11p.m.

Children 6 and under are FREE. Purchase price for Friday is $20 for adults; Students/Military receive a discounted price of only $10. For Saturday, purchase price is $25 for adults; Students/Military receive a discounted price of only $15. There are also special VIP passes available for Saturday at $70 each. There are also special discounted weekend bundle passes of $40 for Adults, $20 for Student or Military passes and $110 VIP pass for both nights.

Cooper’s Lake is located at 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, Butler County.

For more information about PyroFest 2015, an unforgettable experience that will be enjoyed by everyone, both young and old, friends and family, visit