Types of Shows
A traditional outdoor Zambelli Fireworks production is a complete sensory experience unlike anything else! These displays include a variety of shells and high-intensity multi-shot devices that awe and inspire. They include some of the largest displays in the United States, such as Thunder Over Louisville and the Target Fireworks in New York Harbor as part of the New York Children's Day Festival, to more personalized productions for weddings, anniversaries and other special events.
Types of Outdoor Displays
- July 4th
- New Year's Eve
- Labor Day
- Memorial Day
- Veterans Day
- Religious and International Holidays
- Sales Meetings
- Vendor/Customer Appreciation Parties
- Grand Openings
- Charity Events
- Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
- Engagement Celebrations
Fairs, Festivals and Expos
- State and County Fairs
- Air Shows
- Amusement Parks
- Church Functions
- Seasonal Festivals
- Holiday Tree Lightings
- Major League, Minor League and Collegiate Sports Venues
- National Anthems
- Team Scores/Wins
- High School Football Games
- Outdoor Amphitheaters
- Live Orchestra Concerts
- Parks and Recreational Areas
Types of Outdoor Fireworks
Aerial Display Shells
Ask someone what the first image that comes to mind when they think of "fireworks." They will say something like "A large blast of colors and noise in the sky." Most traditional fireworks displays use aerial fireworks launched from mortar tubes at safe distances from the audience. The fireworks can reach heights of 300 ft to nearly 1,000 ft depending upon the individual show.
Zambelli Fireworks produces nearly 1,600 of these types of displays alone in the United States and abroad. Our storage facilities have tens of thousands of various aerial shell designs of all sizes. The inventory includes:
- Nearly any color imaginable
- Various patterns such as hearts, wagon wheels, rings, smiley faces, butterflies and more
- Many different effects such as multi-colored shells, willows, strobes, glittering, rainbows, parachutes, twirling serpents
- A variety of noise such as chest-pounding salutes (booms), whistles, and loud crackling
Multi-Shot Devices are high-impact, rapid-fire effects. These devices, known also as "cakes," constantly paint the sky with endless colors, noise and special effects. Some devices can produce over 400 shots in just 17 seconds for an amazing spray of vivid colors.
The multi-shot devices reach heights between 100 and 300 ft typically. They serve two main purposes. For larger displays they offer the ability to create a "layering" effect of height. When low-level multi-shot devices are being used aerial shells can be producing complimentary designs higher in the sky to create a tableau of various colors and emotions.
Multi-Shot Devices can also be used exclusively to produce a fireworks display if the firing area will not allow aerial shells for safety. The devices can offer an amazing display with or without aerial shells.
If you have ever seen a name or company logo produced by pyrotechnics, it is called a "set-piece." Nearly any logo, word, sentence/phrase, or other design can be created using fireworks known as "lances." Lances are pencil-sized miniature flares that are mounted on wooden frames designed to the exact specifications of a word or logo. What better way to say "I love you" or "Will You Marry Me?" than with fireworks! They can also be animated – such as in a carousel – for a dynamic, unforgettable effect.
Close Proximity Outdoor Pyrotechnics
Some venues such as urban downtown areas, amphitheaters, sports stadiums, etc. do not allow for a lot of room for aerial fireworks or multi-shot devices. There is a great solution to this problem however!
Close proximity pyrotechnics allows for both special effects and full displays to be created in these "tight" locations. Pyrotechnic devices such as fountains, mines, comets and bombettes can be very safely utilized at much closer distances. The limited amount of explosive power and extremely high standards of manufacturing result in devices that are safe in these confined spaces and meet very strict safety regulations. They are usually low smoke with virtually no "fallout" (paper or other debris) once discharged.
Close proximity pyrotechnics are being safely used in dozens of sports venues from rooftops and scoreboards, from rooftops of buildings and parking garages, at hotels in tight downtown areas, etc.