• Frequently Asked Questions

  • We get alot of questions about our industry. 

    • How do I get Fireworks for my event?

      Please contact us the sooner the better. Site planning and permits take about 30 to 60 days sometimes longer, depends on how elaborate or unique your show is. Large Holiday Extravaganza's need up to 6 months of planning

    • How much do Fireworks cost?

      We will come out and do a Free consultation site survey and discuss any and all safety issues. We will also let you know what we can do and offer new ideas that you may have to thought of before. If you or a sponsor have a special request about if something can be done we can most likely do it as long as it can be preformed safely around spectators and all structures. 

      Small Private parties like Gender reveals and Proposals  start at $600 to $2000, Fairs Festivals and Holiday events are $1000 to $4000 for a small 5 minute show. Large Holiday Extravaganzas are $1000 to $2000 a minute and average 12 to 30 minutes in length.

    • How long have you been doing Fireworks?

      25+ years of experience; Our Founder Marc Crain Started his first Fireworks Company "Shot in The Dark Productions" in 1995. Since then he has worked on many unique first time projects pushing the boundaries of what was done before. he was the First company to ever shoot off the roof tops in down town Wichita Ks. for Century II 30 Anniversary in 1999. In 1999 he was also brought in as a consultant for the KC Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium to discuss the feasibility and demonstrate the possibilities of shooting off the top of the score board

      Marc also designed one of the first Wireless firing systems which gave him a advantage over other companies and allowed Shot in the Dark Production to secure a contract with Pace Motor Sports and SFX Entertainment providing Pyrotechnics for the Motor Maddness and Monster Jam  Nationally televised Truck series in many Super Domes across the USA.

      Again he was a pioneer being the first company to shoot off the artificial turf field at Memorial Stadium for the McAllen Holiday Parade. Also working closely with the McAllen Fire Marshall he was able to be the first and only company allowed to shoot off the rooftops of McAllen Convention Center and preforming Arts building for Festivals and Holiday events.

      Continuing the tradition of innovation using secure wireless firing technology he was the first company to shoot off of multiple barges in South Padre Island. Over the years has trained many pyrotechnic operators in multiple States.

      His Wife has become a accomplished Display operator and has run her own crew shooting Large scale shows on the river front in KC Missouri.

      Marc's 3 children grew up around fireworks displays and after turning 18 have all worked on many Fireworks shows and are continuing to learn more about the business and Art of Fireworks displays so that one day he can pass the company down to the next generation.

    • Professional and friendly staff

              Looking to add that that special "Spark" to your event?

      Call us an we would be happy to make your pyrotechnic dreams come true.

      The excitement generated by thunderous salutes and a sky filled with brilliant multicolored shells

      or dazzling stage flares and glitter mines with bursting confetti are sure to energize any crowd and leave a lasting impression.   

        We look forward to the opportunity of working with you as we

          “Celebrate Life in America!” 



    • Can you do anything indoor for wedding or pageants?

      We can do indoor and outdoor events ,we are experienced in producing small Fireworks displays for Fairs & Festivals to large fully choreographed displays. Island Pyro's will amaze you with what we can do for you indoors whether it is a Banquet hall,a Convention hall,or even a Sports Arena. Indoor pyrotechnics are a great way to energize a crowd. 

    • How is your companies safety record?



      We take safety of our workers and the spectators very seriously. For safety Island Pyro's manufacturers and over engineers much of the equipment used in our displays. Because when working with Explosives " Murphy's Law" is always around the corner. From our specialized shooting trailers to our barges we fabricate everything form the ground up and take nothing for chance.

      We carry a year round 2 Million Dollar Insurance policy by Combined Specialties International, Inc. and Under written by Lloyd's of London.

      With  20+ years of shooting displays we have a Excellent Insurance rating and never submitted a claim against our policy. "Knock on Wood"