Minnesota Fireworks FAQs

How do I shoot fireworks?

Shooting fireworks is very dangerous, from burns to being able to pass completely through you or severing body limbs when being directly over an item being shot. Make sure you follow all manufacture directions and treat everything like it will explode if unfamiliar. Most consumer fireworks will have Visco or Safety fuse but not all the time. Colors will vary on fuses do not assume that just because it is green that it will go slow.

What are display fireworks?

Display Fireworks (formerly known as special fireworks) Large fireworks articles designed to produce visible or audible effects for entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration, or detonation. Most these will be labeled 1.3b fireworks and cannot be purchased with out an ATF Liscense

How much does a large firework cost?

Large Fireworks (anything over 1 ¾’) vary in price and are typically only sold by the case to BATF license holders. A case will vary in quantity and size but typically ranges in the $300-$400 range Once you get into 8”, 10”, 12”, 16”, 24” the cost goes up drastically and are sold individually.

How long should a firework display last?

A gender reveal would last 1 to 1+ Min but could be accompanied by a display. A wedding firework display would normally last between 6 and 15 minutes. For a public or corporate display we would recommend the display duration to be between 18 and 22 minutes. And Custom well if you want 30min we can do that too.

How do you make a good firework display?

Timing is everything, duration, sound, quantity, fast and slow, really there are so many variable and everyone has their own tastes. Do what you like!

Who is having fireworks tonight near me

Minnesota Pyrotechnics shoots fireworks and firework displays all over Minnesota and Wisconsin check our social media pages for locations.

How do professional fireworks shows work?

Majority of professional fireworks displays are computerized. Professional fireworks displays, the pyrotechnics are detonated by electric matches, or e-matches. The e-match head contains a zirconium compound that ignites readily when heated, the fireworks light instantly.

Are fireworks legal in MN?

Legal Fireworks: According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, "the sale, possession and use of certain non-explosive and non-aerial consumer fireworks is permitted in Minnesota".May 27, 2020

Where can I watch fireworks in Minnesota?

Typically firework shows are available for public viewing all over MN during city festivals, Minnesota State Fair “Typically,” 4th of July Majority of Major Cities, feel free to contact us about upcoming public displays.

How do professionals set off fireworks?

Professionals typically set off fireworks by means of electronically fire. (E-Match)

What is the fine for illegal fireworks in Minnesota?

Most violations are a misdemeanor for which a court can impose a sentence of 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. Violations involving a large amount of fireworks (35 pounds gross container weight or more) can be punished as a gross misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of one year in jail, a $3,000 fine, or both.

Are there any fireworks near me tonight

Minnesota Pyrotechnics shoots fireworks and firework displays all over Minnesota and Wisconsin check our social media pages for locations.

Can you do a gender reveal with fireworks?

Absolutely, Gender Reveal are a great idea but local restrictions may not allow you to do these without a permit. A MN permit requires a MN fireworks certificate holder, and a 1-million-dollar Insurance policy. How you’re in luck we can do these from blue, pink, or yellow smoke during the day in the air or on the ground, or at night with coordinating colors. In Wisconsin fireworks still typically require are permit depending on your township / city.

What is a pyrotechnics gender reveal?

Gender-reveal pyrotechnic devices, which explode pink or blue smoke depending on the sex of the baby, are tremendously popular

Are there blue fireworks?

Blue Fireworks are typically made with copper (blue fireworks) we have many options for your baby reveal

Are there pink fireworks?

Pink Fireworks are typically made with a strontium mixture (pink fireworks) we have many options for your baby reveal

Do people have fireworks at weddings?

Weddings couples choose to surprise their guests with a fireworks display during the reception, and other brides and grooms are surprised with the romantic spectacle during their event by a family member.

How long should wedding fireworks last?

Weddings are custom shows typically run 3-5 minutes, or the full length of a song. But ultimately can be done just colors or flames shot in background or a full display. Your ideas are limitless.

How much do professional fireworks displays cost?

Fireworks Pyromusicals are usually computer fired from multiple locations, choreographed to music, and involve large numbers of fireworks. Main Events: $800 – $1,000 per minute. Main Event shows typically cost in the $7,000 to $20,000 range. Smaller events like a gender reveal are unique and custom will depend on distance and duration of what you want. Weddings are also unique and custom and will depend on distance and duration. However, to get a permit and lic holder to do anything your typical Min is $800.

What size fireworks do professionals use?

Professional aerial shells range in size from 2” inches to over 54” inches in diameter. It depends on the size of the fireworks show, but most professional aerial shells are between 3 inches and 6 inches.

How far up do fireworks go?

Rockets shoot 50 – 300 feet in the air depending on the size, quality and atmospheric conditions. Simple bottle rockets will fly 50 to 75 feet in the air. Eight ounce rockets will shoot approximately 150 feet into the air. Larger rockets (24” to 38”) can fly upwards of 250 feet.

What is the biggest firework ever?

A firework shell weighing almost 2,800 founds exploded Saturday in the skies over Steamboat Springs, Colorado, claiming the world record as the largest single firework ever detonated. The shell was 2,797 pounds, about the weight of a Toyota Corolla, and 62 inches in diameter.Feb 10, 2020

Do fireworks look the same from all directions?

In fact, you may see several smiley faces in the sky at one time. With shaped fireworks, pyrotechnicians often set off several at the same instant to ensure the shape can be seen from all angles.

Can I buy professional fireworks?

Professional Display Fireworks (1.3G/Class B)
ATF Licensed operators can buy commercial grade products only.

Can you buy 1.3 g fireworks?

Do I need a license to purchase 1.3G (display) fireworks? YES! In the United States of America, at a minimum, you must have a BATFE type 54, 55 or 60 permit to purchase ANY and ALL 1.3g items. This is in addition to any State and Local requirements for purchasing 1.3g items!

What is the biggest mortar firework you can buy?

The biggest shell available in 1.4G consumer class fireworks is a 3 inch shell. These shells are pre-loaded in the mortar tube and are usually sold as single shot tubes or in 9 shot racks. Three inch shells produce huge bursts that are nearly as impressive as some professional display fireworks. But are typically a 1 ¾ shell or canister wrapped inside the 3” tube.

How do I get a pyro license?

In Minnesota a certification is required by the state to shoot fireworks, along with insurance and typically a BATF license