Winter Blast 2023

Desert Pyro Party

February 16-19th, 2023

Welcome From the WPA Board

Welcome to Winter Blast

Greetings and welcome to a “Desert Pyro Party”, the 34th annual Western Winter Blast convention!  The WPA is an amazing place where members can pursue their fascination and passion with pyrotechnics.  You’ll have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars, join your friends in manufacturing and build pyrotechnics, purchase, and shoot high quality Class C and Class B fireworks, and experience the incredible shows and demonstrations presented by top tier display companies.  The Grand Public Display is sure to impress even the most seasoned of pyros!

We are deeply grateful to our planners and volunteer staff – this event is only possible because of their hard work.  Please thank everyone you come across wearing a STAFF shirt.

 Our club is a volunteer organization, and everyone attending Winter Blast is requested to volunteer at least one hour during the event.  There are many ways to help from safety to security to cleanup. You can sign up online or during Registration.  Without the help of our volunteers, this event simply wouldn’t exist.  

Don’t pyrocrastinate.  Volunteer today!

Winter Blast is coming up and we can’t wait!
Check out all the fun things this event offers.

Event Schedule

Event Map

Volunteer Signup

Register for Workshops

PIT Crew

Event Sponsors

Event Rules & Procedures

Member Showcase

WPA Merchandise

Western Pyro Association

The Western Winter Blast Convention is a production of the Western Pyrotechnic Association, Incorporated.

Western Pyrotechnic Association
PO Box 1687, Castle Rock, CO 80104 | 844-WPA-PYRO

Event Rules & Safety

Notice to Participants

Registrant and/or spouse agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Western Pyrotechnic Association, Inc., each of its members, officers, agents, employees and successors, from and against all claims, damages or injuries direct or consequential rising out of any direct and/or indirect or collateral participation in activities associated with the Western Winter Blast Convention, held in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, including displays, demonstrations, competitions, vending, and other convention activities by the registrant, the registrant’s spouse, or the registrant’s children, if any. Registrant also recognizes that violations and abuses of Western Pyrotechnic Association, Inc. safety rules and convention conduct guidelines may result in suspension of convention privileges and possible revocation of Western Pyrotechnic Association, Inc. membership.