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Fireworks championship to light up sky over Wright City

Sky Wars will hold its 15th annual invitational fireworks championship on Saturday, Sept. 26. The fireworks show begins at 7:30 p.m. but festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a Children’s Festival Area from 2-7 p.m. and musical entertainment provided by Foreplay from 3-7 p.m.

The show will be held at The Village of Innsbrook Fireworks Field located at 13604 State Hwy. M in Wright City.

A wide variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For $35 general admission tickets, visit www.skywarsevent.com.

The more than two-hour-long fireworks event will feature invitation-only pyrotechnicians who are among the nation’s top fireworks choreographers.  Up to 10 highly skilled teams will create award-winning pyromusicals – or “concerts in the sky” – which combine the artistry of music and pyrotechnics.

This year’s show breakdown includes the following:

  • The National Anthem accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display.
  • A 21-gun salute honoring first responders and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • The competition featuring Ellery Ho of Fort Wayne, Indianna; Jim Priebe of Liberty, Missouri; and Scott Smith of Cedar Hill, Missouri.

Sky Wars also will feature The Fireball Dudes, who hold a world record for their signature gasoline fireballs. Bo Domescik of Dayton, Ohio, performing a display called “This Heart of Fire” that includes music he wrote, sang and produced. Plus a choreographed performance by Steve Hinkle of Indiana.

The Pro Shows will feature Casabella Pyrotechnics of Lanesville, Indiana; Spirit of 76/Stellar Fireworks of Columbia, Missouri, and Wichita, Kansas; and a huge closing show by Innovative Pyrotechnic Concepts of Hughesville, Maryland.

Sky Wars is presented by the nonprofit Missouri Pyrotechnics Association. Sky Wars’ nonprofit partners include Concerned Citizens for Animal Care of Warren County and its “Raise the Woof” campaign plus a canned food drive at the show to benefit Operation Food Search and AGAPE.

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