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2020 Webinar Schedule

’76 Webinar Schedule 2021

Join us for our series of educational webinars! We are offering talks on a variety of topics to help you sell more fireworks or put on better fireworks shows. Sign up today to participate in our webinars for FREE.

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Over 170 More Products Now Available

After recent supply chain challenges , we’re happy to announce that over 170 firework products currently in transit are now available to order.

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Fireworks News: Pre-Season Pricing

As part of our ongoing effort to keep our customers informed on the issues facing the consumer fireworks industry, we are providing this summary on the latest shipping, cost and production news. Our industry is facing a number of challenging conditions that will impact supply and costs for 2021.

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Spirit of ’76 to present at Virtual WinterBlast 2021

During our presentation Friday night, we premiered a comedic short documentary titled “76 Journey to WinterBlast 2021” that followed 76ers Dan Haines and Ken Hough on their quest to make their virtual experiences as close as possible to the real thing. 

Fireworks News - 2021 Forecast

Fireworks News – 2021 Forecast

As part of our ongoing effort to keep our customers informed on the issues facing the consumer fireworks industry, we are providing this summary on the latest shipping, cost and production news. Our industry is facing a number of challenging conditions that will impact supply and costs for 2021.

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Fireworks Demo for 2021 New Year’s Season

Enjoy our New Year’s demo video which originally premeried Nov 5, 2020. Tim, Bill, Angie, Ben, and Matt introduce products from Brothers, Winda, Sky Bacon, Shogun, Firehawk, Tako, Realtree, and ’76 Pro Line. We had a blast producing our first ever demo for New Year’s season. Don’t miss the 2021 preview items!

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Fireworks Photo and Video Contest 2020

It’s time for the annual Spirit of ’76 Fireworks Photo & Video Contest! We want to see your fireworks stash, people enjoying fireworks, and fireworks in action.

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Fireworks News: APA Endorses the RESTART Act

You can help the American Pyrotechnic Association (APA) in its efforts  to obtain industry financial assistance in the next COVID stimulus package that would help the display, proximate and domestic manufacturing segments of our industry. 

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Virtual Fireworks Demo

We had a blast filming our first season of virtual demos. While it doesn’t compare to meeting in person, we were thrilled to have so many viewers turn in and talk to us through the chat. Keep watching and commenting! 

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Company Update – June 6

Warehouse operations are humming along.  More and more products are arriving from China daily and our warehouse is fully manned to handle inbound and outbound shipments

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Washington State Fireworks

Our annual group buy for Washington state is back for its eighth year! This is your cheapest shipping option and the ONLY way for non-retailers in Washington and Oregon to receive fireworks. This is your chance to get the fireworks you want for the 4th of July or any celebration. 

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Winter 2019-2020 Fireworks Production Updates

We have been trying to keep our customers informed on the issues impacting 2020 fireworks production and delivery. This is one of a series of updates we have posted to keep you informed on the issues impacting 2020 fireworks production and delivery.

2020 New Fireworks

We are proud to present our new fireworks for 2020! We are bringing in over 100 new items from Sky Bacon, Winda, Brothers, Firehawk, Shogun, ’76 Pro Line and more!

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Brothers Signature Series: Elvis + Marilyn Monroe

We are proud to present Brothers 2019 Signature Product Line. This special collection features items adorned with images of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe across a full line of fireworks. Get 500-gram cakes, fountains, multishot, roman candles, novelties and more! 

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2018 New Fireworks

Our 2018 New Product Catalog is now available! This full-color catalog features over 90 new fireworks. See what is new from Sky Bacon, Brothers, Winda, ’76 Pro Line, Shogun, Firehawk – and Realtree fireworks.

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New ’76 Pro Line Items For 2018

We have been working hard and are extremely excited to release over 30 NEW items for ‘76 Pro Line. Some of these items have been on our drawing board for over 3 years, but it has taken countless samples, factory visits, and product iterations before they were ready to make it onto the product line.

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New Sky Bacon Fireworks for 2018

We are proud to present our new line of Sky Bacon fireworks for 2018! We have some great new effects (GM155), a quiet fountain (FN393), new cake assortments (GM150 & GM156) and more! 

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2017 PGI Convention Recap

We were lucky enough to be able to shoot not one, but TWO displays! It was a big challenge putting together two full-on fireworks shows right after the 4th of July, but Dan, Miranda, and their amazing crew were up to the challenge! 

2017 Fireworks Photo and Video Contest

This year’s contest was our best yet. We love watching our customers enjoying their fireworks, seeing their fireworks stash, setup, teardown, and all the rest. Each year our contestants get more creative and we appreciate the effort you put in. 

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2017 Spring Demos Recap

If you missed our March demo, you missed a good time! We shot over 100 fireworks between our daytime and nighttime demos. Our trade show was packed, and the weather was perfect. We have a lot to show you, and hope you can make it to one of our May demos!

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2017 Western Winter Blast

A few of us recently returned from sunny Lake Havasu, the site of the 2017 Western Winter Blast. This annual event held by the Western Pyrotechnics Association is a chance for pyros to go out and play!

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2016 NFA Expo

We had a great time at the 2016 National Fireworks Association Expo! Four nights of demos, two days of trade show setup, three days of trade show, one day of tear down, and lots of driving

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2016 Fireworks Demo

Our customers had a blast this year at our annual Spring Demos! Our biggest and best event to date featured seminars from guest speakers, daytime demos, plenty of food and drinks, nighttime demos, and amazing fireworks shows by Rich Bader, KCAP, and MoPyro. 

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March Demo Video

Our first demo of the year was a huge success. Over 40 new items were shot off at our 2016 demo along with classic crowd favorites.

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Behind The Scenes: 2016 Catalog

Ever wondered how our fireworks catalog is put together? Michael Richards takes us behind the camera to see what a photoshoot is like at Spirit of ’76 and what goes into creating the industry’s best catalog.

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New Fireworks For 2015

Our new fireworks from 2015 have arrived, check out the newest products in stock today

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2015 Pro Line Sneak Peak

Our goal was to apply our passion for fireworks in innovative ways to provide superior performance, consistency, and variety. With that in mind, we have added several new products

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2014 NFA Expo

Visit us at the 2014 NFA Expo in Branson, Missouri. We would love to talk to you about our product line, plans for 2015, container orders, special order and more. Stop by and ask us for a free koozie!

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2014 PGI Photos

We just returned from the PGI Convention in Mason City, IA (Iowa Thunderstorm 2014). It was a blast! There were amazing fireworks built on site, awesome pyromusicals, and continuous noise from open B and open C shooting ranges

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2014 Photo Contest Winners

We received many great submissions which made choosing difficult. Thank you very much to all who participated, and we hope all of our customers return next year to enter our contest in 2015.

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2014 Fireworks Catalog

Our 2014 wholesale fireworks catalog is off the press! Featuring new products from Brothers, Winda, Sky Bacon, Cannon, Shogun, ’76 Pro Line, Firehawk, and more!

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2013 Fireworks Demos

Join us May 3rd and 4th for our 2013 Firework Demos. Enjoy free food, fireworks competition, seminars and more!