NORTH IOWA EVENTS CENTER
WHERE BEING WHO YOU ARE AND DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ALWAYS SHINES
FRIEND & RESTAURANT
MASON CITY, IOWA
THUNDER AND FIRE 2018
Tuesday, August 7
Friday, August 10
Independent Insurance Agents Of Cerro Gordo County
North Iowa Events Center will host the 2018 PGI convention and fireworks displays,
one of the largest fireworks shows on the planet.
These incredible shows (weather permitting) will take place on
Tuesday, August 7 (Rain Date: August 8) and Friday, August 10 (Rain Date: August 11)
at North Iowa Events Center in Mason City. All tickets are non-refundable.
The shows will begin at dusk with gates opening at 6pm.
General Admission (Non-Refundable)
Sunday Show (Postponed Until Monday 8/6): $20
Tuesday Show: $20
Friday Show: $20
Reserved Seating (Non-Refundable)
Friday Show: $25 (Sections A, B, F & G)
Friday Show: $30 (Sections C, D & E)
No reserved seating available for Sunday & Tuesday Shows.
Children (age 5 and under) do not require tickets for Sunday/Tuesday shows.
Everyone must have a ticket for Friday's show.
Tickets grant admission to the professional fireworks displays at the PGI event. Remaining on-site after the displays conclude is prohibited and may result in increased risk to ticket holders.
All media requests for the Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention & Fireworks Show
must go through PGI Media Representatives.
Please visit PGI.org/Press for event media requests.
The Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc., was founded in 1969 and is an independent worldwide nonprofit organization of amateur and professional fireworks enthusiasts. Its educational and scientific purposes are to promote the safe and responsible display and use of pyrotechnics and fireworks, encourage the display of public and private fireworks in conjunction with local and national holidays as well as patriotic and other events, promote the production and sale of high quality fireworks and channel the creative energies of talented people into the design, production and display of high quality fireworks by example of the membership and through the sharing of knowledge.
WHAT TIME DO GATES OPEN?
Gates open at 6pm each show night.
WHAT TIME DO THE FIREWORKS START?
The fireworks will start at dusk each night. The exact time is up to the PGI members running the show.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF A SHOW IS CANCELLED?
Cancellations and other notices will be posted on the PGI's Facebook Page and shared via the PGI's
Twitter account: @PGIInc.
IS THERE PARKING?
Yes, North Iowa Events Center will offer parking.
WHAT TYPE OF SEATING SHOULD I EXPECT FOR THE EVENT?
All shows will offer grandstand/bleacher style seating.
The General Admission area in front of the grandstands will also offer standard chairs on Friday only.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CHAIR?
No. Reserved seating is offered in addition to general admission seating, but no outside chairs will be permitted for the event.
CAN I BRING MY "STADIUM SEAT?"
Yes, "stadium seats" (to be utilized with bleacher seating) will be permitted.
Friday's show will include standard chairs for General Admission Area in front of grandstands.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes, concessions, beverages and alcohol (age 21 and over) will be available for purchase at each show.
WHAT IS THE SMOKING POLICY?
The Grandstand at North Iowa Events Center is a smoke-free environment.
Smoking, including use of e-cigarettes, is only permitted at specifically designated areas.
WILL MY BAG BE INSPECTED?
For safety reasons, North Iowa Events Center reserves the right to inspect bags and other items brought on property. Coolers and outside food/beverage are not allowed. Exceptions are made for patrons with medical conditions that need to keep medications cooled. Refusal to comply will result in denied entry.
HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Tickets are still available but don't delay!
Simply click the "Buy Tickets" button on this page.
DOES MY CHILD NEED A TICKET?
Children (5 and under) do not require a ticket for Sunday and Tuesday show access.
Everyone, regardless of age, will require a ticket for Friday show access.
DO YOU HAVE ACCESSIBLE SEATING?
Yes, NIEC offers seating
accessible to patrons with disabilities.
General information about the PGI Convention, including an overview, can be found on the PGI website:
Click the link below for information
on which area hotels and campgrounds are offering deals and discounts!
Current PGI member camping questions and waitlist inquiries can be addressed by calling NIEC at: