The folks at Pyrotecnico would like you to know that fireworks are not just for the Fourth of July and select Pirates games.
On Saturday, the New Castle company brings the daylong festival PyroFest back to Hartwood Acres, Hampton/Indiana townships.
It will feature a number of pyrotechnic displays including: a U.S. Military Salute daytime display, a display presented by the acclaimed Spanish company Ricardo Caballer, S.A. Ricasa, the world premiere of Pyrotecnico's "Rock Loves II," and the inaugural "Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Challenge."
There will also be music by The Clarks, Nomad and Cello Fury, food and merchandise vendors, and an expanded kid's zone.
If you went last year, you might recall the pyro-musical "Rock Loves" from Pyrotecnico.
"'Rock Loves II' will be another award-winning caliber display with the world's top products and design influences," Rocco Vitale, creative director at Pyrotecnico, said in a statement. "It will not only be as big, loud and tightly choreographed as the first version, but it will also feature a surprise structure that will implement 80-foot towers that will be placed right in front of the crowd."
Presenting one of the evening displays will be Ricardo Caballer Jr., whose family has been creating "color-up celebrations" since 1881. He produced the closing ceremony fireworks for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Tickets are $22 advance/$25 at the gate; $13/$15 students; $60 VIP. Children 6 and under free. Go to www.pyrofest.com.
3 p.m.: Gates open
4 p.m.: Nomad
5:30 p.m.: Opening Noise & Salute Display
5:45 p.m.: Cello Fury
7:30 p.m.: Military Tribute & National Anthem daytime display
7:45 p.m.: The Clarks
9 p.m.: Phantom Fireworks display
9:20 p.m.: "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks challenge
9:45 p.m.: Ricardo Caballer Ricaso Fireworks production
10:20 p.m.: World premiere of "Rock Loves II" display
First Published May 23, 2013 4:00 AM