Monday, April 20, 2015

AC Previews Two Fireworks Shows For July 4th

The Atlantic City Alliance will present the “DO AC Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore Fireworks” July 4th weekend. 

The two fireworks shows are funded by the casinos through the Alliance for Atlantic City Foundation with support from the City of Atlantic City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and produced by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. The first show will be on two ocean barges and viewable along the beach and Boardwalk on Friday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m. The second show will be in the Marina District on Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Each show will be 15 minutes long and will be choreographed to music. The shows will begin with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and will include other famous quotes from notable Americans, followed by popular celebratory music by artists performing in Atlantic City. Ending with the patriotic finale of “Stars and Stripes Forever” the John Phillip Souza march.

These unique and brilliant fireworks shows are being created by one of the country’s largest fireworks companies, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, the presenter of pyrotechnic displays and shows around the world including the Macy's 4th of July Spectacular in New York City.

“Atlantic City’s July 4th fireworks are one of the top five fireworks shows in the country,” proclaimed Jeff Guaracino Atlantic City Alliance Executive Director. “July 4th fireworks support local businesses, draw upwards of 150,000 visitors and help to fill hotels, restaurants, bars and parking lots. We encourage everyone to make your plans and book your reservations now to enjoy this weekend long celebration.”

The show is designed for optimal viewing along the Boardwalk and throughout the Marina. 

Spectators will set up at one of the many beach bar parties or viewing events, on the Steel Pier, along Atlantic City’s World Famous Boardwalk, in the Marina District or at one of Atlantic City’s luxury casino resorts to take in these stunning fireworks shows. In addition, the casino properties and local business are planning their own specials and entertainment for this celebratory weekend. 

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About Pyro Spectaculars by Souza A producer and presenter of pyrotechnic displays and shows around the world, Pyro Spectaculars traces its beginnings to more than 100 years ago. Manuel de Sousa, known as "Papagaio," was the pioneer of animated pyrotechnic displays set to music. In the early 1900s, Papagaio brought his fireworks tradition to the US to follow the American Dream. The Souza family has carried on the tradition now under the leadership of Jim Souza whose creative vision as CEO and Show Designer has created world-renowned fireworks hallmarks including the iconic Sky Concert and industry-acclaimed Pyro musicals. The company is known for using the latest, most innovative and finest products carrying the SOUSA™ brand, with every shell and effect for each of its “Pyro Musicals” hand-selected by a member of the Souza family.<>

The Atlantic City Alliance (ACA) is the destination marketing organization for Atlantic City, New Jersey dedicated to diversifying the visitor economy by increasing the number of leisure visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do. The ACA is a non-membership, private non-profit organization that accomplishes its mission through the “Do AC” marketing campaign, producing citywide events and destination image building by working with the media globally. Atlantic City’s official visitor web site along with DO AC social media channels and the DO AC consumer database are the go-to sources with travel deals, entertainment lineups, compelling photography, videos and visitor information that maximize travel and tourism opportunities encouraging visits to Atlantic City year-round. For more information visit<>.

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