PGI 2014 Convention - Public Display Information
Photo by Norm Whetzel
Each of the four display nights will present unique, not to be
missed, display of pyrotechnic artistry percisely choregraphed to
a wide range music. We'll show Mason City something it's never
Gates Open at 6 pm
Displays will start at 8:30 pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
while Friday's show starts at 8 pm. Please plan to arrive early.
You may see or hear fireworks earlier in the day, you haven't
missed the show. Along with various competitions that take place
during the week long Convention, PGI members enjoy open shooting
(of fireworks) nearly everyday of the Convention. It's never too
late to become a member and take part
in everthing that the PGI Convention has to offer.
August 10 - Sunday
August 12 - Tuesday
August 13 - Wednesday
August 15 - Friday
What to Bring
Fireworks can be loud, so you may want to bring hearing
protection. Vendors will be serving food and beverages onsite. No
outside food, beverage, coolers will be allowed. Tailgating is not
Don't forget your pre-printed tickets. Tickets are
required for each person entering the North Iowa Events
Center. If you want to purchase tickets at the gate, please
have cash or credit card in hand as you enter the parking lot.
Non-reserved seating is on a first-come-first served basis; no
saved seats will be permitted. No chairs allowed.
Parking for the event at the North Iowa Events Center is free.
Handicapped parking will be available to those with appropriate
Tickets are required for each person entering the North Iowa
Events Center. Traffic, on show nights, will be limited to
passenger cars, vans and pickups. No motor homes, campers or
buses will be admitted without previous arrangements. The general
public must enter and exit the Events Center using the road off
of Roosevelt Street, between Target / Staples and Mills Fleet
After the shows, all exiting traffic must turn right (west) on Hwy 122.
Residents should expect delays along Hwy 122 West and are
encouraged to use alternative routes to keep delays to a minimum.
Left hand turns East Bound on Hwy 122 into the North Iowa Events
Center will be closed during the Convention. The front entrance
will also be closed.
Due to the large number of people expected to attend the PGI
convention and the nightly fireworks shows, organizers ask that
drivers please obey all traffic restrictions and drive carefully.