Australia Territory Day Crackers & Fireworks

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Every July 1st Darwin & the Northern Territory are the only areas in Australia able to have fireworks.  Local’s say “Darwin is very lucky to have fireworks!  It creates a sense of independence for the territorians from other states.”

Now the award winning Dominator Brand Fireworks are available for sale in Australia!

On the first of July each year Territorians celebrate Territory Day, marking the commencement of Self Government in the Territory on 1 July 1978. The day is celebrated across the Northern Territory in a number of ways, including the famous Territory Day fireworks (both public and private).


Here are the Locations where you can buy Dominator Fireworks:

DARWIN Oriental Emporium, 305 Bagot Road, Coconut Grove • Extreme Hobbies, 358 Stuart Highway, Winnellie • Nightlighter,
McMinn Street Superstore (near Bridge) • Nightlighter, Yarrawonga Village (Robinson Barracks Turnoff • Territory Day Fireworks,
470 Stuart Hwy Winnellie • Crazy Glens, Butler Street, Pinelands • Didgeridoo Hut, Coolalinga • NT Elite Cycles, University Ave Durack • Sydney Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, 18 Stuart Hwy, Stuart Park • Mitchells Adventure, 788 Stuart Highway, Berrimah •
Cash Advantage, 34 Progress Drive, Nightcliff • Cash Advantage, Gray Shopping Centre • Cash and Treasure, Parap Place, Parap •
T-BAR Model Cars, 480 Stuart Highway, Coolalinga • King’s Cash, Humpty Doo Shopping Centre • Flightpath Golf, Vanderlin Drive,
Berrimah • Moil Supermarket, Moil Shopping Centre • Happy Foodland, Pearce Place, Millner • Malak Supermarket, Malak Place,
Malak • Wanguri Supermarket, Wanguri Shopping Centre • Top End Tackle World, Stuart Highway, Pinelands • Dollars and Sense,
6 Maluka St, Palmerston • Top End Tackle World, 420 Stuart Highway, Coolalinga • Dollars and Sense, Casuarina Shopping Centre
• Dollars and Sense, Smith St Mall • Berrimah News and Post, 658 Stuart Highway, Berrimah • Leanyer Newsagency, Leanyer
Shopping Centre • Cricket and Football Shop, 422 Stuart Highway, Winnellie • Darwin Decorative Concrete – Beaurepaires, Parap •
Smokemart, 14 Knuckey St, Darwin City • Nightlighter – Highway House (opp ANZ) Palmerston • Smokemart, Casuarina Square (opp Coles) • Nightlighter, Casuarina Convenience Centre (near Red Rooster) • Smokemart, Palmerston Shopping Centre • Craig’s Fishing Warehouse, Truck City, Berrimah • Smokemart, Palm City Oasis Shopping Centre KATHERINE Five Star Supermarket, Katherine Terrace • Top News, Katherine Central • Eastside Minimarket, Grevillea Drive, Katherine East • Smokemart, Oasis Plaza
ALICE SPRINGS Mad Harry’s, Parsons St • BJ’s One Stop Shop, Diarama Village • Larapinta IGA, Larapinta Dr •
Piggly’s, 87 Gap Road • The Rose, Smith St • Wooles Fireworks, Lovegrove Rd • Hot Stuff for the Sporting Buff, Smith St •
Smokemart, Alice Plaza Shopping Centre • Wooles Fwks Old Toyworld, Gregory Tce

Here are some Territory Day events

Monday 1 July

Darwin – Territory Day
Mindil Beach Darwin, firework display at 7.30pm.
Mindil Beach Markets are open for food, refreshments, quality craft and family entertainment from 5pm to 9pm.

Alice Springs
Anzac Oval, firework display at 7 pm
BYO Picnic, chairs and blankets
All welcome

Marlow Lagoon, firework display at 7.30pm
BYO Picnic, chairs and blankets
No private fireworks allowed

Berry Springs
Recreation Reserve, firework display approx  8 pm.
Food and refreshments (licensed bar) provided by local community groups from 6pm.
Entry is $2 for adults, school aged children are free.

Pine Creek – Sunset at the Heritage Park
Firework display at 7.30pm.
Gold coin donation BBQ sausage sizzle from 6.00pm.
Bring your own drinks, chairs & blankets.
No private fireworks allowed.

Dundee Beach
Firework display commences at dark.
Sausage sizzle by Dundee Beach Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade – drinks available.
Commencing 6pm. All welcome.

Batchelor oval, fireworks display commencing at dark.
Food and drinks available from 6.30pm.
Bring your own eskies, chairs and blankets. No alcohol or glass allowed.

Cox Peninsula
Forsyth Road Sports Complex, Wagait Beach.  Fireworks display at 7.00pm.  BYO drinks and chairs.  Sausage sizzle commences at 6.00pm. No private fireworks allowed.

Firework display at 7.30pm over Lake Jabiru.
Free family barbeque at the Jabiru Sports and Social Club from 5.00pm.
Members and guests welcome.
Alternatively, view the fireworks with a barbeque or picnic at Lake Jabiru Park, Civic Drive.
Note that Lake Jabiru Park is an alcohol free environment.

Showgrounds, firework display at 7.30pm.
Entertainment, drinks and refreshments available from 6.30pm.
Free entry through ticket office. BYO chairs.
No alcohol or private fireworks please.

Tennant Creek
Territory Day Celebration Market at Purkiss Reserve Football Oval, firework display at approx. 7.30pm.
Markets are open for food, refreshments, market stalls and family entertainment from 5pm to 9pm.
Personal fireworks will be permitted after show. This is an alcohol free event.
To enter a stall please contact Lloyd on (08) 8962 0015

Sunset at the Sport and Recreation Grounds-town Oval,
Catering by Mataranka Better Half Club from 5.30pm
BYO drinks, chairs and blankets.  Fireworks display at 7.30 pm

Wurrumiyanga Community
Fireworks at 7.30 pm at Stanley Tipiloura Oval

Firework display at 7.15 pm, Yulara Community Oval
Food and licensed bar available, operated by Yulara/Ayers Rock Lions Club

Dominator Wins 1st Place at PGI with Stunning Pyromusical!

Dominator Fireworks assembled their team of expert choreographers and technicians again for the PGI crowd in August at the Red River Fairgrounds in Fargo, ND.  The team pulled off an amazing feat shooting displays on back to back nights winning 1st place in Best of Show for the week with their Tuesday evening pyromusical, and then came right back and shot an even larger display on Wednesday night!

Huge thanks to Lew’s fireworks for the assist from many of their hard working shooters on these shows!  This was probably the best week of weather we have ever had for setting up and shooting displays I don’t think we saw rain one time, even though the area saw a deluge just before our arrival which required some work to repair roads and shoot areas due to mud.

One thing we are very proud of is the fact that Dominator is winning these displays using exclusively our product line, competing against display companies cherry picking the best of the best from several manufacturers! Here is video of both Tuesday and Wednesday nights great displays!  Thanks to YouTube user mojoe88 for the great vids.

Pyrofest 2013 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh PA.

Team Dominator member Tim Jameson attended the recent 2nd annual Pyrofest near Pittsburgh PA.  Tim has a ton of experience when it comes to fireworks and particularly pyromusicals, so his expert views on the event are well respected.  Tim resides in MD and had this report when interviewed on the event.


How many people would you estimate attended?
      By the time the fireworks displays started, I would say there was in excess of 10,000 attendees.  People started arriving at 3:00 when the gates opened and there was a fairly steady flow of folks arriving throughout the day right up until showtime.
What was the admission?
      Admission was $22 for adults, $16 for students under 18, and children 8 & under were free of charge
What area did you watch from, and where would you recommend for the best viewing?
      We arrived early and got a great spot about 30′ back from the control table, dead center of the display field.  If you are going to watch the displays, this is the best spot and also provided a good viewing and listening spot for the live music which was playing throughout the afternoon/evening hours.  The concert stage was set up to the side of the display area, facing perpendicular so our spot was great for both.  The V.I.P section did not impress me much as it is located towards the back of the viewing area and sits a little down hill from the main display site.  The main advantage I saw for the V.I.P. section was it had it’s own beer stand, aside from that, I would prefer to sit where we were.
How long did the 3 shows last combined from start to finish?
      There were actually several pyrotechnic “events”.  A short daytime display which was about 3 minutes in duration was fired around 7:00 pm.  There was a tribute to the troops segment which consisted of a few devices which was fired around 8:00.  Phantom Fireworks fired a product demo, traditional style display, at 8:45 with the main displays of the evening beginning at 9:00.  The Fantasy in the Sky display was approximately 8 minutes in duration, followed by a 13 minute display fired by Ricardo Caballer Ricasa, and the night ended with a 22 minute display fired by Pyrotechnico.
     How is the parking situation, any tips for future attendees?
 If you arrived early, parking at the site was a breeze and a very short walk into the main venue.  Arriving later meant parking towards the rear of the park and a fairly long walk into the venue.  Those I talked to who parked off-site and were shuttled over were less than happy at the wait times to exit.  Exiting for those who parked on-site was slow but well organized.
How would you rate the over all venue / shoot site for this event?  Short description why?
      The size of the venue was excellent, plenty of room for everyone to not feel cramped, but not the greatest venue for fireworks.  The “frontage” part of the display area dropped off from left to right about 20′ over a 600′ stretch which wasn’t bad, but the shells and larger comets/mines had to be fired from behind a section of trees towards the rear of the display area which dropped off pretty good.  This caused shells to appear to break lower in the sky, but did not hurt the overall performance of the displays.  More limited what devices they could use in their displays than anything.  Caballer was the only display which attempted to use large bore mines.  Fortunately, the quality of their product is at such a level as to pull it off.  Not sure typical Chinese product would have reached heights needed to be seen from above the tree line.  
How far from the displays were you, and how was the sound system?
      I would say we were approximately 200′ from the frontage.  The sound system was outstanding.  Pyrotecnico brought in a huge portable stage complete with concert level sound.  Probably the best sound I’ve ever encountered at a fireworks display.
What show was your favorite of the night and what was the most memorable scene?
      For me personally, Ricardo Caballer Ricasa’s display was easy the favorite of the night.  The choreography was outstanding, product level was second to none, and the soundtrack was very powerful.  Put that all together and you see why they are easily one of the top pyrotechnic companies in the world.  It is too hard to pick out one scene from the display, it was just that good.  The “Alice” segment of the show was very dramatic, one of the best combinations of music and fireworks I’ve ever witnessed.  The crackle segment at the end of the 3rd song set was unbelievable and I cannot even begin to describe the feelings stirred within me during the finale.  Like I said, there is a reason this company is one of the best in the world and they put it all on display that night.
Which show would you rate the best soundtrack of the night?
      This is a very tough call.  Caballer’s dramatic, powerful soundtrack was probably my favorite since that style is my preference for my own soundtracks, but all three soundtracks were solid.  The Fantasy in the Sky display was a wonderful mix of Disney based theme music and was put together very well.  Pyrotecnico’s Rock Loves II was a fun soundtrack which I could directly relate to as it was based around music of my “time” and they did a nice job of mixing in voice overlays from the artists between music tracks.  
Will you attend next year?
      To be honest, it would depend on what companies are on the ticket, but if the ticket has the same level of quality on it as this past Pyrofest, there is a good chance.  If the question was “would you recommend this event to others?”, then yes, by all means.  The price of admission was more than fair for the entertainment value.  My fiance and one of my daughters made the trip with me and they had an absolutely wonderful experience.
Thanks Tim!
Here is a You Tube video by SummitBroadcastTV of the Ricasa display by Ricardo Caballer.