Posted: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

PyroFest returns to Hartwood Acres; Tickets go on sale March 1

PITTSBURGH —

Last year more than 8,000 people attended the inaugural pyrotechnics and fireworks festival, PyroFest, and the event is scheduled to make its return this year.

The daylong festival will return to Hartwood Acres on Saturday, May 25 –- hosted by New Castle's Pyrotecnico.

"After the tremendous amount of positive feedback after the first event, we want to ensure Pyrofest will be an annual Pittsburgh tradition,” said Stephen Vitale, president and CEO of Pyrotecnico. “What better place to host America's largest fireworks festival than in our backyard?"

PyroFest will feature a number of pyrotechnic displays including: a U.S. Military Salute daytime display, a display presented by the famous and internationally-acclaimed Spanish company, Ricardo Caballer Ricasa, the world premiere of Pyrotecnico’s “Rock Loves II,” and the inaugural “Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Challenge.”

In addition to the pyro-packed line-up, PyroFest will also include live music from local fan favorites, a variety of food and merchandise vendors, and an expanded kid’s zone.

Tickets can be purchased through the PyroFest website at www.pyrofest.com or through ShowClix at www.showclix.com. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 1.

For full details and ticket information please visit www.pyrofest.com.

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