PyroFest 2016

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Fifth Annual PyroFest to Light Up Cooper’s Lake

 Caution:  What you are going to read is not about your average fireworks display over Memorial Day weekend.  Rather, a chance to feast your eyes on the return of America’s largest fireworks festival, the most jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring weekend of skyscraping glory.

Celebrating its fifth year, and returning to Cooper’s Lake, PyroFest will feature four international headlining pyrotechnic companies for the first time. These techniques and products from around the globe create daytime and nighttime pyrotechnic displays.

“We are creating more than an event, we are building a phenomenon that people look forward to year-to-year,” said Stephen Vitale, President and CEO of Pyrotecnico.

The action starts on Saturday May 28 with Vulcan and Ricardo Caballer Ricasa taking turns lighting up the sky. Vulcan, hailing from Guangxi, China, will bring their action-packed show “Road Trip Ramble,” an extravaganza that took Bronze at the 2015 L’International des Feux Loto in Montreal.


World-renowned pyro company Ricardo Caballer Ricasa, returning to PyroFest with another electrifying display, follows Vulcan. The Spanish Company supplies pyrotechnics products to five continents and is the provider of special effects fireworks to several thematic parks, including Disney. Ricasa has won over 100 competitions across five continents.

On Sunday May 29, Sirius Pyrotechnics, from Quebec, Canada, and Pyrotecnico, the largest fireworks company in America, will ignite the sky. The work of Sirius Pyrotechnics, established in 2006, is most recognizable from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Pyrotecnico, headquartered in New Castle, PA, has been creating ooh’s and aah’s since 1889. With over 3,000 displays created across 38 states in 2015 alone, and promising a world premiere display at 2016 PyroFest, Pyrotecnico has won numerous international awards, including the coveted Gold Jupiter award. Its special effects division, Pyrotecnico FX, produces creations for major sports teams, film and television, music festivals and tours. Most recently, Pyrotecnico FX has toured with Justin Timberlake, The Weekend, Zedd, and Nicki Minaj, to name a few.

In addition to this remarkable two-day, pyro-packed lineup, PyroFest will also include a headlining performance from Rusted Root, as you’ve never seen them before. Pyrotecnico FX will present a world premiere choreographed special effects production to a live performance by Rusted Root. PyroFest also features musical performances on the main stage, a military salute, various vendors, and a Kids Zone.

The PNC Kid’s Zone, presented by the PA Leadership Charter School, is a fun and fabulous area designed to keep the kiddies involved and active. There will be games, face painting, inflatables, make & take crafts, a rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, and various interactive educational presentations.

There will also be concession stands serving all your festival favorites and delicious summertime treats, as well as merchandise vendors offering quality goods especially selected for Pyrofest visitors.

With VIP tickets, you can enjoy a private tent with out front chairs for the best views of the rockin’ bands and breathtaking fireworks displays, and tables and chairs to enjoy ONE complimentary dinner ticket, event-long complimentary non-alcoholic beverages as well as beer, wine, and late night hot beverage & cookie table (provided you have state issued proof of age). Please be advised anyone 7 years of age and older must have their own VIP ticket to be in the VIP area. VIP ticket holders also have complete access to the General Admission area.

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 again this year, so be sure and purchase your tickets early by going to and click “Buy Tickets.” VIP tickets are limited and will not be available for sale at event.

PyroFest 2016 will appear Memorial Day weekend:

Saturday, May 28 3p.m. – 11p.m.

Sunday, May 29 3p.m. – 11p.m.

Children 6 and under are FREE. Purchase price for Saturday or Sunday is $25 for adults; Students/Military receive a discounted price of only $15. There are also special VIP passes available for Saturday or Sunday at $75 each. There are also special discounted weekend bundle passes of $40 for Adults, $25 for Student or Military passes and $125 VIP pass for both nights. ** ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ONSITE WILL HAVE AN ADDED $5.00 BOX OFFICE FEE

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

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