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NEW CASTLE, Pa.– Organizers at the Lawrence County Visitor’s Bureau are putting out the word that the “Fireworks Capital of America” will launch special displays around the area this summer.  Volunteers have announced the 2019 summer fireworks display schedule for Lawrence County. 

Two nationally recognized companies are still credited with making New Castle as the with the “Fireworks Captial” claim – Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotecnico.

Both started during the mid-1800’s in Lawrence County which was once the largest producer of fireworks in the country. A fireworks retailer, Sky King Fireworks, is also located in the community.  Each show is packed with spectators, streets lined with parked cars, lawn chairs set up in yards and families lounging on blankets. Everyone’s attention is turned to the night sky, waiting to see bursts of color illuminate the darkness.

2019 fireworks events:

June 28-30          Ellwood City Festival – 11am– 10pm – Fireworks Sunday, June 30th at 10pm. Ewing Park, Ellwood City, PA.

July 3                     Independence Day at Brittain Lake – 7:30pm-9:30pm – Fireworks at 9:15 PM. Brittain Lake, Westminster College, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, PA.

July 4                     Pearson Park Fourth of July Celebration- 2pm-10pm – Fireworks at 10pm. Pearson Park, 179 Pearson Park Dr., New Castle, PA.

July 4-7                 Ride, White & Blue 4th of July at Mines & Meadows! 9am-11pm – Fireworks  July 6th at 10pm. Mines & Meadows, 1307 Old Rt. 18, Wampum, PA.

July 11-14            Western PA Balloon Quest – Fireworks Sat., July 13th at 10pm. Scotland Meadows Park, 1910 Municipal Dr., New Castle, PA.

July 12-14            Slovenefest – Fireworks Sat., July 13th at dusk. SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, PA 16120

July 19                  Rockin’ the River – 5:30-10pm –  Fireworks at 10pm. Riverwalk Amphitheater, Downtown New Castle, PA

July 20                  Fireworks Festival and Freedom Fair – 10am-10pm – Fireworks at 10pm! Downtown New Castle

July 20                  Enon Valley Community Day7am-10:30pm – FIREWORKS at 10pm! Enon Valley, PA

July 26-28            Summer Throw down at Mines & Meadows – Fireworks July 27th at dusk.  Mines & Meadows, 1307 Old Route 18, Wampum, PA 16157

Aug. 3-4               Moraine State Park Regatta – Fireworks Aug. 3rd At 9pm. South Shore of Moraine State Park, 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA.   

Aug. 7-10             Holy Spirit Parish Festival – Baby Doll dance Thursday night and fireworks Aug. 10th at dusk. St. Vitus Church Grounds, 910 S. Mercer St., New Castle, PA

Aug. 12-17        Lawrence County Fair – Fireworks  Aug. 17th at 9 pm. 464 Midway Rd., New Castle, PA. 724-654-7745

For a detailed description for each event visit

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