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IOWA PYROTECHNIC ASSOCIATION

WE ARE THE IPA!

As the Largest Fireworks Club in Iowa and one of the Largest in the Midwest, the IPA is Dedicated to the Safety, Artistry, and Promotion of Fireworks of all types. We Sponsor Educational, Informational, and Hands-on Fireworks-related Classes of all types, given both in-house, through special activities, and at our 4 to 6 meetings and/or Shoots per year that generally include a club business meeting/recap, potluck dinner, and several hours of open 1.4g and 1.3g shooting.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our board members via our contact us page.

 

The IPA is a Non-Profit Organization that is dedicated to safe, legal and artistic pyrotechnic operation in the state of Iowa.  Our club helps both the professional and the hobbyist develop and master their skills through training, demonstration, hands-on classes, and the exchange of peer-to-peer information.

The IPA is a growing organization that helps it's members to safely design and artistically display fireworks. Our members are mostly shell builders, display operators/owners, and fireworks shooters from all across the Midwest, and some that just love to watch great Fireworks! 

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ALL ABOUT
IOWA PYROTECHNIC ASSOCIATION

Our Hobby Club

The IPA Membership offers a laid back & friendly environment with a true sense of camaraderie.  The IPA wants to help each of its members become the best pyrotechnicians they can be. Senior members regularly give seminars, teach reliable and safe techniques, and share formulas all while educating each other on the best & safest way to build.  Members even help each other build and prepare for competitions!

During each club meeting, members can try out their latest formula, idea, or devices (provided they pass our Safety Director's Scrutiny) as well as enjoy watching and shooting some great Fireworks. 

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Club Meetings

Classes/Seminars

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The IPA is all about Safety and Training. Get the latest word on NFPA Codes - right up to the latest 'How-to" advice from some of the most knowledgeable of your Pyrotechnic Peers.  Guest Speakers from other Clubs, BATFE, DOT, Industry, and more. The IPA offers PGI Shooter Certification courses at various events and teaches Hands-On Building classes and seminars for all of our members in conjunction with our meetings.

Potluck

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At every club meeting, the IPA hosts a member Potluck Dinner!  Each guest or family contributes a different, often homemade, dish of food to be shared. Whether a salad, side dish, fruit, or dessert some of the best dishes around are brought and enjoyed!  Scrumptious!

Permitted Club Shoot

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The IPA members also like to have fun as well as learn. Weather permitting, at each club meeting, members can try out their latest formula, idea or Devices - Provided they pass our Safety Director's Scrutiny - as well as enjoy watching and/or Shooting some great Fireworks.  

Upcoming Events

  • July 20th Membership Meeting and Fireworks
    July 20th Membership Meeting and Fireworks
    Sat, Jul 20
    Mr. Tim Bird's Property
    Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mr. Tim Bird's Property, 6483 26th Ave, Vinton, IA 52349, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mr. Tim Bird's Property, 6483 26th Ave, Vinton, IA 52349, USA
    Consider coming to the first ever mid-summer IPA Membership meeting and July 20th IPA meeting and Fireworks! At this meeting we will receive an update on Boomtown and give all those attending and competing at PGI the opportunity test their entries!
  • Boomtown 2024 - "Back to the 80's"
    Boomtown 2024 - "Back to the 80's"
    Sat, Aug 24
    Benton County Fairgrounds
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:50 PM
    Benton County Fairgrounds, 1801 2nd Ave, Vinton, IA 52349, USA
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:50 PM
    Benton County Fairgrounds, 1801 2nd Ave, Vinton, IA 52349, USA
    Boomtown isn’t your your typical small-town-USA fireworks display. Its an Earth-shaking pyrotechnic experience you will not soon forget. Don’t be late! The best seats in the house are in the grandstands at the fairgrounds, but parking and seating fills up quickly.

PGI

The IPA is an active member and participant of the The Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI).  The PGI is an independent global organization of fireworks enthusiasts who promote safe and responsible pyrotechnic practices, while helping hobbyists and experienced professionals share knowledge and channel their creativity into designing, making, and displaying high-quality fireworks.

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2022 PGI CLUB TROPHY - IPA
Newton, IA

The Iowa Pyrotechnic Association is led by an experienced team of pyro-enthusiasts. Together, they work to make the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association the best local option for fireworks.

The Current IPA Executive Board:

Ray Garris - President

 Ipapresident1992@gmail.com

Dan Marovets - Vice President

Ipavicepresident1992@gmail.com

Aaron Hull - 2nd Vice President

Ipa2ndvicepresident1992@gmail.com

Jenell Genardo - Secretary

Ipasecretary1992@gmail.com

David Lahyer - Treasurer

Ipatreasurer1992@gmail.com

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