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Seminar registration opens 1/29/23.

Winter Blast: 2023 - Desert Pyro Party

February 16 — February 19, 2023

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Western Winter Blast

President’s Day Weekend, annually. Since 1990 it has been held in Lake Havasu City; right on the beautiful Colorado River in Arizona. Like a PGI convention, we have seminars, trade shows, class C and pyrotechnic supply vending, open Class C and Class B shooting, BBQ's, afterglow parties, and much more. If you have never been to a Winter Blast, you don't know what you’re missing. WWB is the premier pyrotechnic event of the Winter Time. Now more than ever, people come to the Winter Blast from across the globe, and with good reason. Not only is it an exciting event, but the weather is warm and the sun is shining... (most of the time). Pyro enthusiasts who live in freezing and snowing areas are finding a summer pyro haven in the wintertime at the Western Winter Blast.

Thank you to our gracious host city!

Winter Blast: 2023 - Desert Pyro Party

February 16 — February 19, 2023
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Registration is now open
Event Forms

Download a form, fill it out on your computer, print it, and mail it in with a check.

Vendor Forms
Victory Fireworks
Last day to order is 2/9/23.

Hauter Fireworks order form
Last day to order is 2/9/23

Flying Phoenix order form
Last day to order is 2/7/23. Flying Phoenix has containers coming. You can inquire with them if you want something not listed.

Bear River Powder order form
Last day to order is 2/6/23. order form
Last day to order is 2/3/23.

Past Events

Do It

Do It is a spin-off of an event first held in 1998 across the river at the Avi Casino and Resort in Laughlin, NV; then called Pow Wow. Organized by WPA member and former VP of the club, Greg Boyd, this event came from the need to have a second event during the year and geared more towards the hobbyist. While in 1998 there were few participants, this event has grown in popularity and attendance each year and now boasts attendance in the triple digits. This event is geared towards those who like to develop and create pyrotechnic items.

If you haven't been to Do It, there's a few things you should know.

  • Do It is a manufacturing focused event. Build all day, shoot all night! There's no seminars, limited vending, and no public displays. But you can build all day and shoot all night (well, until 11:00pm).
  • B product, BP and chems are available by pre-order only. C product is available on site. All product must be shot on site.
  • The host hotel/casino/restaurant/bar is a mile from the shoot site and is usually $50-$60/night.
  • Afterglow isn't in a poorly lit, stuffy conference room. It's in a dirt parking lot, on site, with a bonfire and lawnchairs.
  • Dry camping is on site, and free!
Previous Events' Highlights