Mason City Welcomes Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI)
to North Iowa for the 2014 Annual Convention
~ North Iowa Events Center
We have all seen fireworks but...NOTHING compares to the displays during the PGI Convention! This family oriented event sets itself apart with cutting-edge entertainment featuring ground and aerial fireworks that are meticulously choreographed with music and other special effects. The Pyrotechnics Guild International is back bigger and better than ever to light up the sky in the North Iowa area after a five-year lull. This exciting and highly entertaining fireworks convention will once again be headquartered out of the North Iowa Events Center (formerly known as the North Iowa Fairgrounds) in Mason City, Iowa. The event will feature some of the finest fireworks displays in the country created and displayed by some of the most recognized fireworks companies and hobbyists in the world. Some shells have never been seen in a public show before because they are too complicated or too labor intensive to be manufactured commercially.
This is not your typical fireworks show - this is the best of the best! Purchasing tickets is a must since over 70% of fireworks featured in the shows are ground displays – unable to be seen anywhere except from the comfort of your seat at the North Iowa Events Center. In addition, only those in the grandstands will be able to witness the synchronized music with the fireworks creating a "pyro-musical", learn the techniques used from the commentary provided and feel the heat! Plus... local support was vital in attracting the event to the area. Local support is equally important in ensuring the success and future return of the event. Please help support this event positioning the community for a return visit by purchasing grandstand tickets. To help plan your fireworks outing, the following are answers to frequently asked questions
Show Dates / Time / Ticket Information: Shows often sell out; thus, purchase your pre-sale tickets online to guarantee that you can see these spectacular shows! Tickets can also be purchased by cash, check or credit card at the North Iowa Events Center Office located at 3700 4th St. SW during office hours (Mon. - Fri. 9 am to 4 pm central standard time / phone 641-423-3811) Tickets will also be available at the gate on public display nights. Accepted forms of payment at the gate are cash and major credit cards; checks will not be accepted. Ticket prices and online links to purchase tickets are as follows:
Country Inn & Suites - Mason City
Holiday Inn Express
Mason City Super 8
Quality Inn & Suites
American Best Inn & Suites
Country Inn & Suites - Northwood
Holiday Inn Express - Northwood
AmericInn - Osage
Historic Park Inn
Oakwood RV Park
Decker House B&B
* Prices do not include additional online processing fees.
All shows are weather permitting. Rain dates for the week are as follows: Monday Aug. 11, 2014, Thursday Aug. 14, 2014 and Saturday Aug. 16, 2014 If Saturday’s show is rained out, it will not be rescheduled. To find out if shows are delayed, postponed or cancelled, please visit the PGI Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PGIInc?ref=ts&fref=ts , Twitter: @PGIinc or contact the North Iowa Events Center at 641-423-3811. Tickets are non-refundable unless the show is cancelled.
Will Call Tickets: Due to the ability to purchase tickets online at your convenience, will call tickets will be limited. If will call tickets are required, tickets must be picked up by the person indicated at the time of purchase. Photo ID is required for pick up.
Attending the Convention: Interested in attending the convention, available only to PGI members? It's easy... just become a PGI member and pay the convention registration fee. The convention provides eligible members the opportunity to take advantage of seminars, manufacturing, trade-shows, supply sales, Class C vending, attend all public display shows and more! For more information visit www.pgi.org or contact membership services at 920-558-4681.
Lodging: View PGI 2014 Lodging Information
There are nearly 1,100 hotel rooms in Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa – almost all of them are within 10 to 15 minutes from the event site. A total of 700 standard hotel rooms have been blocked for PGI members.
To access this room block, members will need to:
1. Contact the hotel using the hotel’s direct number.
2. Inform the reservationist you are a member of the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI).
3. Make reservations before the noted block release date per facility, based upon availability.
4. Show valid PGI ID upon check in.
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