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Just because you’re pinching pennies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little firework fun this summer season. For goodness sakes, how can you let the 4th of July come and go without shooting off at least a couple Roman candles and firecrackers?! Below we have listed our favorite firework finds that come in right around 5 dollars each – actually $4.99. So, you can splurge on the whole list of suggestions and still stay under $25 dollars total!
Can of Smoke : Watch out, we’re going to open a Can of Smoke on you! The name says it all, this firework novelty emits plumes of thick smoke that will fill the sky in a hazy blanket. When this can is opened, smoke keeps coming out for up to 3 minutes – that’s a long time! Use the Can of Smoke, as a smoke screen to get away from the enemy, to go along with your sparking fireworks or as a special effect in your magic show. Made by Black Cat fireworks, a leader in the pyrotechnic industry.
Jumbo Red M-5000 Firecrackers: Pop, make that POP! Our Jumbo M-5000 Red firecracker sticks are bundled together and strung with quick fuse for fast lighting and faster fun. Once you set the punk to these awesome firecrackers, you can expect a pyrotechnic reaction in a fraction of a second. The super loud report and rowdy reputation of these bad boys makes them long-time favorites for nearly every type of celebration. Manufactured by World Class Fireworks, a well-respected name in the pyrotechnic industry that brings you nostalgic favorites and innovative new fireworks as well.
Mini Pearl 10-Ball Roman Candles: Scaled down in size but not the fun-factor, our Mini Pearl 1o-Ball Roman Candle is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Dad, mom and the kids will have a blast shooting off this miniature version of the Roman Candle. Whether celebrating the Fourth of July or ringing in the New Year, each candle fires of ten pint-sized pyrotechnic stars way up into the air. And, in those 10 shots there are 8 different pyrotechnic effects. This one is always a winner with your guests so make sure to get enough for everyone.
Pharaoh’s Treasure #8 Cone: After seeing it erupt, you might just call the Pharaoh’s Treasure one of the new wonders of the world. Paying tribute to the mysteries of the ancient Egyptian culture, this jumbo-sized cone emits a shower of gold and flashing silver tips up into the air – you’ll be reminded of the bounty of beautiful baubles that are buried inside a pyramid. At 12-inches tall, this large cone fountain sends shower effects up to 7-feet high and lasts for approximately 30 seconds. This cone fountain is a rich and rewarding addition to your next pyrotechnic show.
Tank with Cracker (quantity 10): Actually, these are just $0.49 a piece, so you can order 10, still come in around $5 bucks and the kids can have extra fun! These Tanks with Cracker are ready to roll – to roll right into your next celebration and fire things up. This clever little firework novelty is crafted to look just like a miniature green army tank and is sure to turn appreciative heads. When lit, this too-cool tank shoots out gold sparks as it rolls around on the ground searching for the next attack. For a finale, an attached firecracker makes this firework novelty end with a loud POP! The boys are going to love this one.
Today you might notice, more than usual, our nation’s flags unfurled and flying with pride from poles around the country. That’s because June 14th is Flag Day, an annual tribute to the “Red, White and Blue,” a beloved symbol of freedom. The concept for Flag Day actually came from a school teacher back in the late 19th century who felt like the “stars and stripes” needed a proper tribute from the students on the flag’s 108th birthday back in 1885. Hence, Flag Day was born (although not made an official “day” until a proclamation by then President Woodrow Wilson in 1949) and has been celebrated across the land with salutes, songs and sometimes even fireworks.
One quote from a Flag Day celebration at the turn of the 20th century really resonates with many citizens, including us folks here at AllSparkFireworks.com -- "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself." In many ways this allusion is what fireworks celebrate on the Fourth of July and in the weeks leading up to it. The displays of pyrotechnic compounds as they burst in the sky are, on just a literal level, just the products of chemistry reactions, similar to experiments you may have done in school But on a symbolic level, these same pyrotechnic displays reveal whatever we make of them as we watch, whether that be a feeling of patriotism, memories of a childhood past, or the excitement of possibility and opportunity afforded in this great land.
Don’t just limit shooting off fireworks for the Fourth of July; we suggest Flag Day is the perfect way to honor America with a blast. In fact, let’s start a new tradition for Flag Day fireworks! At AllSparkFireworks.com, we have all the supplies you need for summer-time firework fun including basic gear like punks and fuse to ready-to-go fireworks including novelties, fountains, aerial fireworks, Roman candles, rockets and more. Plus, everything gets delivered right to your doorstep, hassle-free!
In just a few short weeks, the skies over America will light up with colorful displays of pyrotechnics in honor of Independence Day. From big cities to smaller towns, communities from coast to coast pull all the stops to put forward fireworks extravaganzas that are sure to swell your heart with patriotism and pride. Many times these shows are followed up with some do-it-yourself firework fun, you can get all your supplies, from sparklers to overhead artillery shells, at AllSparkFireworks.com. We summed up some great spots to catch fireworks west of the Mississippi in the last post; now here are our suggestions for the other half of the country!
Chicago, IL: It’s the Fourth of July every week at Navy Pier in Chicago, with regular fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday night. That’s because it doesn't get much better than watching fireworks explode over Lake Michigan. Navy Pier offers a perfect view of Chicago's pyrotechnics. If you're looking to make your July Fourth even classier, take in the fireworks from a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan.
Atlantic City, NJ: Visible for a 1-mile stretch of the boardwalk and beach from Revel Resort to The Atlantic Club, the fireworks in Atlantic City, NJ, are a show not to be missed. Following the display, a 3-D light show will debut in the Boardwalk Hall facade and will continue every night for the next year
Boston, MA: The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular brings 500,000 visitors to the Charles River for the annual July 4th celebration. Another venue worth checking out many locals argue that the best viewing spot for Boston's fireworks is across the river in Cambridge.
New York City, NY: New York City offers the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from 6 barges along the Hudson River.
New York City, NY: Another New York event is the New York Pops Orchestra and Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompany New York's display.
Washington, DC: Fireworks launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool illuminate the sky behind the Washington Monument. If you really want to avoid the crowds for Washington, DC, fireworks, book a boat cruise on the Potomac River.
Philadelphia, PA: For the best fireworks viewing in Philadelphia, lay out a blanket along Boathouse Row or in Schuylkill River Park. The firework show is part of a huge weekend celebration called America’s Birthplace: Philadelphia!
With the Fourth of July less than a month away, you may be looking for some great place to watch fireworks. Taking in a spectacle of fireworks on this national day of celebration is as American as apple pie and Chevrolet. Nearly every community, large and small, has its own public pyrotechnics extravaganza, usually in the downtown hubs or in lake and park recreation areas. Below are some of the top places to catch a firework show west of the Mississippi. Check out our other resource on firework shows by state. But, don’t forget, if you can’t make one of these events, purchasing fireworks from AllSparkFireworks.com and hosting your own backyard event is a blast too!
Lake Tahoe, CA: Dig your feet in the sand and take in the display that the Today Show recognized as one of the country's top fireworks shows, at Lake Tahoe, CA. The Lights on the Lake spectacle can be seen from all over town, but it doesn't get much better than watching fireworks on the beach.
San Francisco, CA: Launching from Municipal Pier and barges out in San Francisco Bay, the fireworks can be seen all along the waterfront. But before the fireworks begin, don't miss performances by the Air Force Band and local cover bands at San Francisco's Fisherman’s Wharf Fourth of July celebration.
St. Louis, MO: Celebrate July Fourth at "America's biggest birthday party" under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The day kicks off with a 4-mile and 1-mile run, followed by a parade, air shows, concerts and, of course, fireworks.
Addison, TX: Kaboom Town in Addison, TX, is the largest fireworks display in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with over 1,500 pounds of fireworks. This Texas-sized party has been recognized by the American Pyrotechnics Association as one of the top 10 fireworks displays in the country. Don’t miss it y’all!
New Orleans, LA: Barges battle on the Mississippi River at Go 4th on the River in New Orleans, with each barge one-upping the other with their extravagant fireworks. The display, set to music provided by the Navy Band, can be seen from many places in New Orleans if you want to avoid the downtown scramble.
Houston, TX: Houston proves that everything is bigger in Texas with the country's largest land-based fireworks show. Watch the urban skyline sparkle from many vantage spots including along Buffalo Bayou and neighboring parks.
Fireworks are an American tradition and an annual of rite of passage, especially this time of year. Even with our country’s love affair with this type of backyard entertainment, fireworks can also cause serious injury and easily be fatal if not handled properly. This fact is especially true with fireworks that are manufactured and sold illegally or shot off without regard to the manufacturer’s instructions or visible damage to the exterior. Unfortunately, there are around 200 firework-related injuries a day reported in the months surrounding the Fourth of July.
To keep you and your loved ones safe this summer (and during any firework lighting experience) make sure you only buy legal fireworks with a manufacture’s label and store them in a cool, dry place. If you see any signs of water damage on the packaging or the fireworks are bent, crushed or otherwise damaged, do not use them at all.
Also, remember to light only one firework at a time, and never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting the fuse. If a firework doesn’t go off, do not try to relight – immediately douse in a bucket of water.
Finally, never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot fireworks off in glass or metal containers. As alluded to earlier, always keep a supply of water (such as a bucket or hose with faucet handle nearby) nearby in case of fire and douse all used fireworks with water. With proper care, fireworks are a fun and safe way to entertain family and friends. We at AllSparksFireworks.com wish you a safe, happy and healthy firework season!
One morning last week, I woke up early and took my coffee out to the back porch. Over in the corner of the yard I caught something shimmering and glimmering. Upon closer investigation, I found out it was a spider web, a magnificently beautiful web that was sparkling with the mornings dew drops. It’s amazing that in just a few overnight hours a productive spider can spin an intricate web with geometric finesse. The spiders don’t have to take lessons, it is just talent their born with. In many ways, the spider web reminded me of a silver firework exploding into the sky, only this masterpiece was spider-made, not man made! It’s no wonder spider and bug themed fireworks are popular! Here are a few of our favorites at AllSparkFireworks.com:
Spider Mania: Your Spidey senses will be tingling when you catch a glimpse of our Spider Mania firework, an amazing arachnoid-inspired addition to your next pyrotechnic display. Get caught in a web of crackling and colorful effects that this superhero fountain spews out nonstop; your audience will be shrieking and screaming in delight. The whole show of this fountain firework lasts about a full minute and will get everyone in the mood for more.
Million Lightening Bugs: Remember catching lightening bugs in a jar when you were a kid? Well, our Million Lightening Bugs firework is a nod to this nostalgic memory as it blasts up in the sky with spectacular effects. This 200 gram cake features 300 shots that twist, turn and crackle in the sky like a swarm of these summer time insects. For the finale, massive groups of screeching and crackling “bugs” invade the darkness -- a really fun addition to your backyard firework show. Made by Black Cat fireworks, a respected name in the pyrotechnic industry.
Bug Zapper: Do you dare to mess with the Bug Zapper? Well, not if you’re a creepy, crawly thing. This fountain style firework will make you feel like the “eradicator” as you shoot off hundreds of red, green, gold and silver bugs flying all around you. Then the crackling and popping begins as they get "zapped." The whole package of this crowd-pleasing firework looks like a bug zapper you might hang in the backyard. A clever idea, but more importantly – will have you itching to fire it off!
Creating a loud ruckus with fireworks may not be for everyone. The “report,” or noise, that firework makes can scare young children, elderly family members, household pets, wild animals and often bother the neighbors (all the more reason to invite the neighbors to your firework shindig). If you have circumstances that require you to “keep the noise down,” there are plenty of fireworks that can let you keep calm and carry on.
Low-noise or quite fireworks make a great alternative to traditional novelty fireworks that can be like the clapping of thunder in the sky. Even the screeching and whistling that some fireworks make can be bothersome to folks who are sensitive to noise. These types of fireworks rely more on visual effects including colors, glittering and strobing.
Please not that low-noise fireworks are not “no noise” fireworks. There is a varying level of noise that comes from these pyrotechnic elements, from a small pop upon lighting to light crackling upon the descent, or some with just a reduced report. Also, many of the found on the market are quiet or low-noise.
Lower-noise fireworks are perfect for many situations were loud sounds cannot be tolerated due to noise restrictions. For example, may wedding venues or corporate events working within local zoning laws often need fireworks that are not too loud. Quieter fireworks also make it easier to coordinate sequences of fireworks a musical score.
Check out the selection of fireworks and pyrotechnic supplies to get started on your own, AllSparkFireworks.com has an array for any ears.
Who cares if your wife is hanging off the deck yelling, “you’re going loose a finger and I’m not driving you to the hospital!” Heck, you’ve probably already burned off your eyebrows more than once. If you’re like many hardcore firework enthusiasts; you keep looking for the next bigger and better firework. It’s like an addiction; but, of all the terrible vices that man can have, shooting off pyrotechnics is not that bad. So if you’re trying to push it to the limit when it comes to fireworks, just make sure you’re staying within the boundaries of the law – for your own safety and the safety of those around you.
The legal limit of explosive material allowed in a consumer firework is 50 mgs. These fireworks are called 1.4G or Class C . If you were to dismantle the firework, the amount of explosive compounds would only look like the size of an aspirin cut in half. Of course, if you search far and wide enough enough or know a DIY pyrotechnician, you might be able to find fireworks in excess of the 50 mg limit. However, the purchase and use of these items is illegal and could cause serious harm to your own personal self, other people standing and property in the vicinity. Additionally, your wallet is at risk – if caught, having possession of more than the legal limit of fireworks subjects you to fines.
If buying fireworks from a stand or other vendor and want to “spot check” to see if they are on the up-and-up, look for a manufacturer’s name on the label or box along with instructions and safety warnings. This information is required by law and if missing probably means you are handling contraband fireworks. Old-school fireworks like Cherry Bombs, M-80s, M-100s and silver salutes are supposed to be off the consumer market because they contain too much pyrotechnic compound – above and beyond what is legally allowable. However, in an effort to play off the memories of these old-school bad boys, some firework manufacturers make watered down versions with similar sounding names that are okay; if in question, just ask.
Your state and local jurisdictions will also have rules and regulations about what fireworks residents can buy and when they can shoot them off. If you are unsure, please contact the home page of your state and contact the local fire or police department. If you come across fireworks that are illegal or pyrotechnic devices that seem to be suspicious, do your duty as a citizen and call your local police force, fire department or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at 1-888-ATF-BOMB.
Have you ever heard the idiom, “to live in a fishbowl”? No, it doesn’t mean your literally residing in a huge, super-sized glass container. But it does mean that you are living in a place where everyone knows your personal business. No doubt, this expression is based in the clear glass of a fishbowl that makes it easy to peer in from every direction – sides, top, and even the bottom! So, to live in a fishbowl means that whatever you do, your actions are on public display.
Well, if you want to be on public display, you might as well make it worth your while! Be an exhibitionist, be a show-off, be a party that never stops! Our Fishbowl firework is an aptly-named pyrotechnic item that will draw people in to gawk. Once lit, all eyes will stay glued on the shimmering, glimmering effects that spew from the ground into the air like the iridescent scales on exotic fish. Not only is this popular pyrotechnic item new for 2013, it’s one of the staff picks at AllSparkFireworks.com.