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5 Reasons PyroFest Will Light Up Your Memorial Day Weekend

PyroFest will also include live music, food, a Kids Zone and more.

Photo by courtesy of Pyrofest


Dubbed America’s largest fireworks festival, PyroFest will (literally) help you start your Memorial Day weekend off with a bang. Held at Cooper’s Lake in Butler County for the second year in a row, gates open to a park full of food, music and of course, fireworks, with a show hosted at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. If that’s not enough to sell you, here are a few more reasons to check it out.

1. International Displays
Acclaimed Pyrotechnic companies from all over the globe will have fireworks displays during the two-day event. Hailing from North America, Spain and China, the group of headliners have designed custom creations for sports teams and musicians, executed displays for Olympic ceremonies and won international competitions.

2. Rockets Red Glare
Staying true to Memorial Day’s origins, both days of the event will feature a military tribute. Produced by New Castle-based Pyrotecnico, the tribute will fill the sky with red, white and blue and a 21-gun salute. Attendees are also able to sign thank you cards for troops, as well as donate to Operation Troop Appreciation. 

3. Pittsburgh Performers
Although the international appeal of PyroFest’s fireworks creates a sense of grandeur, the festival’s local roots are on display through several musical guests. Saturday’s headliner is Pittsburgh’s favorite anthem singer Jeff Jimerson, and Sunday night will feature rock group Rusted Root.

4. Family Fun
If the fireworks are not enough to keep the attention of young ones, the Kid’s Zone will be. Children can have their face painted or caricature drawn, create their own art, go rock climbing, run through an inflatable obstacle course and more.

5. Cozy Campground
Located at Cooper’s Lake Campgrounds, attendees can camp out for the weekend, relax alongside the 10-acre lake and explore the 450 acres of terrain.

PyroFest tickets are available here.


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